December 12th, 2018 – Cymulate, a provider of a leading Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) platform which was recognized as a 2018 cool vendor by Gartner, announced today a partnership with Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), to provide an Attacker-Defender collaboration to share the research into the latest email-based threats.
Cymulate’s Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) platform enables organizations to launch simulations of multi-vector cyberattacks against their networks, immediately exposing vulnerabilities and providing mitigation suggestions to close each found gap. One of the attack vectors is the email as the most common attack vector.
The partnership allows Cymulate and Symantec to share the information of how attackers uses custom crafted emails and files to bypass security products and infect organizations worldwide. These insights enable Symantec to research the attacks simulated by Cymulate and provides the defenders a way to be one step ahead of the game.
“This partnership will enable Cymulate and Symantec to share critical information about real world attack patterns, for example how attackers use custom crafted emails and files to bypass security products and infect organizations worldwide. Based on the insights, Symantec can now combine information from these simulated attacks with real world data to provide a solution which remains one step ahead of the attackers,” said Jane Wong, VP Product at Symantec Corporation.
Cymulate helps companies to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers with a unique breach and attack simulation platform that empowers organizations with complex security solutions to safeguard their business-critical assets. By mimicking the myriad of strategies hackers deploy, the system allows businesses to assess their true preparedness to handle cyber security threats effectively.
An on-demand SaaS-based platform lets users run simulations 24/7 from anywhere, shortening the usual testing cycle, and speeding up time to remediation. Cymulate was established in 2016 by former IDF intelligence officers and leading cyber researchers with extensive experience in offensive cyber solutions. The company serves a broad range of industries, including finance, health care, and telecommunication.
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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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