SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 7, 2023AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation (BAS) solutions and founding research partner of MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense (CTID), today announced new innovations for AttackIQ Flex to lower the barriers to security control validation. AttackIQ now offers a free access plan to Flex and advanced, enterprise-grade attack adversarial emulations made possible through industry-leading packet capture replay technology.

Security Testing is Critical but Remains a Challenge

Traditional security testing methods like penetration testing are costly, time-consuming, require expertise that security teams often lack and are difficult to do regularly. This leaves organizations vulnerable between assessments and makes it challenging for CISOs and boards to get timely updates. At the same time, users also want to run advanced attack emulations, but trigger-happy security controls can interrupt testing early.

A More Proactive (and Free) Approach to Security Testing is Here

With free access to Flex, AttackIQ is commoditizing the most essential security control testing. Users can run regularly curated adversary campaigns for free along with baseline tests to validate security controls. This provides instant insights into an organization’s security posture when a major attack hits. CISOs can now show management and executive boards that security controls are working with minimal cost and effort.

“AttackIQ is dedicated to making the world safer by empowering organizations of all sizes to test their cyber security proactively and efficiently,” said Carl Wright, Chief Commercial Officer at AttackIQ. “With these new enhancements, AttackIQ has made automated security control testing even easier and more powerful. Security is a community effort, and when one organization benefits, we all do. Now more than ever, we are empowering organizations to test their controls, make informed decisions, and strengthen their defenses against emerging threats.”

Enterprise-Grade Emulations Offer Even More Advanced Testing

With new agentless, packet capture replay technology, Flex users now have added optionality in how they run testing. Some organizations might have to schedule system downtime or configure production endpoints when conducting testing, but the latest technology enables users to run select advanced emulations when they can’t perform those configurations. Additionally, users can simulate malicious traffic from their endpoints to the attacker’s server without sending malicious outbound communication.

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AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Breach and Attack Simulation Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. AttackIQ is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to plan security improvements and verify that cyberdefenses work as expected, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. A proud member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), the Company is committed to giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free award-winning AttackIQ Academy, open Preactive Security Exchange, and partnership with MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. For more information, visit www.attackiq.com. Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.