External Asset

Automation for proactively discovering gaps that an
attacker could find while conducting reconnaissance

External Asset Discovery Overview​

As more and more systems evolve to include one or more externally-facing components, unmanaged
assets (such as Shadow IT) can expand external attack surfaces. Ongoing identification of current and
emergent assets that are publicly visible are critical to cybersecurity resilience.

The Cymulate Attack Surface Management solution efficiently identifies and assesses externally-facing assets
for better control and security.​


External Asset Discovery Challenges​

Asset Inventory

Asset Inventory

Difficulty identifying and tracking assets across on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructure​

Device Proliferation

Device Proliferation

Proliferation of unmonitored assets – from legacy infrastructure, to shadow IT, and more ​​

Network Complexity

Network Complexity

Scaling remote operations and distributed computing create network complexity​

Risk Context

Risk Context

Evaluation of the intrinsic risk of identified assets can be challenging without context​

How Cymulate Identifies
Vulnerable Exposed Assets

The Attack Surface Management components of the
Cymulate Platform simulates anextensive set of external
reconnaissance attack phases to identify public-facing 
When new assets are identified, a series of non-disruptive
probes and sub-
scans determine the susceptibility of that
asset to threat activity.

With appropriate consent, these tools can also be used to scan
third-party tools and 
systems to evaluate additional areas
of external risk.

How It Works


Find directly- and indirectly-controlled external assets​


Prioritize discovered vulnerabilities and misconfigurations​


Remediate prioritized and exploitable security gaps​

Discover Clear-Web and
Dark-Web​ Compromised User​
Identify cloud and
Pinpoint exploitable
web applications​​
Uncover vulnerable 3rd
party software and indirect
assets (e.g., Shadow IT)​​

The Benefits of Cymulate External Asset Discovery

Find exposed assets threat actors may target​ using the same techniques they would use

Validate discovered assets’ resilience
to attacks and efficacy exposure with compensating controls 

Prioritize remediation activity according to the potential impact, available controls, and overall scope​

Learn More About Cymulate
External Asset Discovery
Solution Validation

Overview of the Cymulate Platform
Attack Surface Management module​

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Backed By the Industry

In Security it’s almost impossible to estimate a Return of Investment or even a cost-saving number, but it’s crystal clear that we have optimized our resources by using Cymulate.​​

Daniel Puente, CISO of Wolter Kluwer​

Trusted by Security
Teams Across the Globe

Organizations use Cymulate to get immediate
actionable insights on their security posture.
They choose Cymulate to manage, know,
and control their dynamic environment.

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