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Guardicore Enhances Ease-of-Use and Security for Infection Monkey

New MITRE Techniques and Enhanced User Interface Will Be Demonstrated at DEF CON Red Team Village

Boston, Mass. and Tel Aviv, Israel – August 6, 2020 – Guardicore, the segmentation company disrupting the legacy firewall market, today unveiled new capabilities for Infection Monkey, its free, open source breach and attack simulation (BAS) tool that maps to the MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base and tests network adherence to the Forrester Zero Trust framework.

New capabilities include an expanded list of MITRE ATT&CK techniques, user interface improvements, and increased security measures for the user. Today’s updates demonstrate Guardicore’s commitment to empowering cybersecurity professionals with sophisticated but easy-to-use tools that significantly improve security posture. Guardicore will be showcasing the open source tool’s new functionality and user interface together with the already existing features at this year’s DEF CON Red Teams Village’s virtual conference on Thursday, August 6th at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Infection Monkey is a self-propagating testing tool that hundreds of information technology teams from across the world use to find weaknesses in their on-premises and cloud-based data centers. Over the past four years, Infection Monkey has gained significant momentum and popularity amongst the cybersecurity community. With more than 3,200 stars on Github, Infection Monkey is trusted by large enterprises, educational institutions, and more, and has garnered praise from distinguished industry analysts such as Dr. Chase Cunningham, principal analyst at Forrester.

“In cyberspace and in cyber warfare exploitation, attacks succeed because they locate and leverage the weak points in systems and networks. In order to defend from this type of attack cycle, it is necessary to continually test the system for those likely weak points. But this can be difficult, especially when dealing with large infrastructures that are bridged between cloud, non-cloud, on premises, off premises, and a wide variety of other potential configurations. Infection Monkey is one of the most well-aligned tools that fits this need. I’m a huge fan.” – from Chase Cunningham’s “Cyber Warfare – Trust, Tactics, and Strategies”

Expanded MITRE ATT&CK Techniques and Reporting
Recognizing that cybersecurity experts and enterprise DevSecOps teams continue to rely on the MITRE-developed ATT&CK framework as the foundation for network security tests and assessments, Infection Monkey 1.9.0 now offers a total of 32 MITRE ATT&CK techniques available for testing. These new attack techniques enable cybersecurity professionals to exhaustively test their network like never before while also empowering them to easily communicate steps towards actionable remediation with all relevant stakeholders, from IT to the C-suite.

Improved Usability
As the cybersecurity skills gap continues to widen and IT teams find themselves short-staffed, Infection Monkey 1.9.0 received several interface improvements that ensure the tool can be easily implemented – and most importantly valuable – with no additional staff or education.

Infection Monkey 1.9.0’s user interface has been significantly upgraded for configuration, making it easier than ever to set up a variety of different test scenarios on the network. In addition, Infection Monkey 1.9.0 now runs more stealthily to avoid interruptions in attack simulations, and improve coverage rates.

Secure By Default
Guardicore is committed to ensuring that Infection Monkey offers the highest standards of quality and safety as a tool. Deployed in enterprise production data centers and cloud deployments, delivering a secure and stable tool is a top priority.

Therefore, Infection Monkey 1.9.0 now requires a secure login by default and has also been verified as secure by Synk.io, a security firm that continuously scans for vulnerabilities in software dependencies. Users of Infection Monkey 1.9.0 can be confident that the tool is safe and secure for deployment.

“Our mission with Infection Monkey is to equip cybersecurity professionals with a valuable open source tool that helps improve their security posture against cybercriminals,” said Shay Nehmad, Team Lead and Open Source Software Developer, Guardicore. “With this new version, we have made it easier than ever to use the tool’s sophisticated features.”

About Guardicore
Guardicore is the segmentation company disrupting the legacy firewall market. Our software-only approach is decoupled from the physical network, providing a faster alternative to firewalls. Built for the agile enterprise, Guardicore offers greater security and visibility in the cloud, data-center and endpoint. For more information, please visit www.guardicore.com or go to Twitter or LinkedIn.

Guardicore Receives Application Certification from ServiceNow

Company’s Software-Only Segmentation Platform Empowers ServiceNow Customers to Gain Greater Security and Visibility of Business-critical Applications

Boston, Mass. and Tel Aviv, Israel – July 30, 2020 – Guardicore, the segmentation company disrupting the legacy firewall market, today announced it has received certification of its application with ServiceNow, the fastest-growing enterprise cloud software company in the world, available now in the ServiceNow Store. Certification by ServiceNow is only granted to apps available in the Store and signifies that Guardicore Centra has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on Now Platform security, compatibility, performance, and integration interoperability.

Guardicore makes it easy for enterprises using ServiceNow to integrate disparate data sources and create a unified labeling scheme across their cloud infrastructure, data centers, and endpoints. When used with Guardicore, these data-driven insights help security teams visualize network traffic and accelerate segmentation initiatives aimed at reducing the attack surface and eliminating risk. ServiceNow’s CMDB servers regularly sync with Guardicore Centra to ensure new on-premise and cloud workloads are labelled properly and protected.

Our innovative Centra platform uses the most advanced labeling and policy engines to deliver segmentation decoupled from the physical network to help agile enterprises gain visibility and secure their critical applications,” said Sharon Besser, VP business development, Guardicore. “Integrating with ServiceNow’s CMDB makes it easier than ever for our mutual customers to aggregate, analyze, and act on data-driven insights that protect critical data and prevent lateral movement inside their environment”

To learn more about Guardicore’s partner program, please visit: https://www.guardicore.com/partners/

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About Guardicore
Guardicore is the segmentation company disrupting the legacy firewall market. Our software-only approach is decoupled from the physical network, providing a faster alternative to firewalls. Built for the agile enterprise, Guardicore offers greater security and visibility in the cloud, data-center and endpoint. For more information, please visit www.guardicore.com or go to Twitter or LinkedIn.