AttackIQ teams with VMware to offer expert advice on network security

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AttackIQ‌ ‌has announced its collaboration with VMware to help VMware NSX clients better assess‌‌ ‌‌their‌‌ ‌‌network‌‌ ‌‌security‌‌ ‌‌controls.

VMware's NSX security product line includes two solutions for network security: a VMware NSX service-defined Firewall to protect east-west network traffic and VMware NSX Advanced Threat Prevention for ‌distributed‌ ‌IDS/IPS ‌and‌ ‌advanced‌ ‌malware‌ ‌analysis.

In line with the globally accessible MITRE AT&CK‌ ‌framework, AttackIQ's Security Optimization platform can simulate the post-breach behavior of adversaries and constantly validate an organization's defenses through a library of adversary emulation scenarios.

Using AttackIQ and VMware NSX together gives security teams comprehensive, data-driven control over their security program. The combined solution allows for automated testing so organizations can identify issues and adjust security controls before an incident occurs.

"The outcome is that the organization's security controls work as intended, resources are aligned to address the most important threats, and the organization maximizes its return on investment," explained AttackIQ.

"While traditional penetration testing and red teaming can provide useful insights into security control effectiveness, their infrequent scheduling and limited scope fail to provide holistic, up-to-the minute data during security proof of values," said Chad Skipper, global security technologist at VMware.


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"AttackIQ will enable VMware NSX customers to proactively validate NSX Advanced Threat Prevention controls against emulated adversary behaviors, with the end result being increased confidence in their cybersecurity performance."

Commenting on its offering, AttackIQ said it approaches its solutions with an "assume breach" mindset, taking into account there is no question of if but when an intruder can breach a‌ ‌perimeter‌ ‌defense.

"As we have seen from supply-chain and ransomware intrusions, organizations need to assume breach and adopt advanced security capabilities to prevent successful attacks," said Carl Wright, AttackIQ CCO.

"VMware is one of the world's leading security providers, and we are excited to work with the VMware team to elevate our mutual customer's security program performance."