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GuardiCore Unveils Infection Monkey Open Source Cyber Security Testing Tool, Presents at Black Hat 2016

Modern, Disruptive Testing Tool Now Available to Public Security Community

San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and threat detection, today made its Infection Monkey testing tool freely available to the public security community at large. Designed to test the resiliency of modern data centers against cyber attacks, the Infection Monkey was developed as an open source tool by GuardiCore’s research group, led by seasoned cyber security researcher Ofri Ziv.

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The Infection Monkey

A couple of years ago Netflix introduced a concept they called a “Simian Army“. The idea was to have a bunch of automated processes that checked their cloud’s resilience to various failure scenarios. A prime example was a “Chaos Monkey” which randomly shuts down servers in their infrastructure to test the application’s ability to withstand server failures. When you know that a Chaos Monkey is running free in your infrastructure and your service stays up you know that you are can handle server failure effectively. We think that a similar approach applies to securing cloud infrastructure. Read more