SANTA CLARA, Calif., AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, today announced it has been named a Microsoft Security 20/20 award winner for the Emerging ISV Disruptor category. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation with Microsoft technology.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a winner in the Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards,” said Brett Galloway, CEO of AttackIQ. “As a long-time partner of Microsoft, AttackIQ shares the belief that all organizations in the security landscape must work together in true collaboration to keep companies safe. Our platform was built with this collaboration in mind, allowing partners and customers to measure the efficacy of their security solutions against real-world threats and to identify gaps in coverage or configurations so they may be remediated before an attacker finds and exploits those weaknesses.”

At the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 partner awards, held February 23, winners were announced from 16 categories that span security integration partners, system integrators and managed security service providers. The Emerging ISV Disruptor category specifically honors partners who show growth potential and have innovative emerging capabilities.

“Solving our mutual customers’ security challenges is very much a team sport,” said Andrew Conway, General Manager, Security Product Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to recognize these leaders in the ecosystem at Microsoft’s inaugural security awards.”

In August 2019, AttackIQ announced the integration of its platform with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to help joint customers and prospects validate the configuration and security coverage provided. With convoluted configuration options available, validating security controls can be precarious for organizations. Together, AttackIQ and Microsoft have developed an effective test that allows companies to validate Microsoft Defender ATP deployments within a few minutes.

Only through collaborations can organizations help customers get clarity and become more secure. The security ecosystem must work together to create a vision for the future where people, information, and companies are made safer. Microsoft Security 20/20 provides an opportunity to honor Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions and services during the past year.

About AttackIQ

AttackIQ, a leader in the emerging market of breach and attack simulation, built the industry’s first platform that enables red and blue teams to test and measure the effectiveness of their security controls and staff. With an open platform, AttackIQ supports the MITRE ATT&CK framework, a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior used for planning security improvements and verifying defenses work as expected. AttackIQ’s platform is trusted by leading companies around the world. For more information visit Follow AttackIQ on TwitterFacebookLinkedInVimeo, and YouTube.