Stronger skills for analyzing and prioritizing attack paths
Tenable, the IT security company with a focus on cyber hygiene, has signed an agreement to acquire Cymptom, a leading company in the field of attack path management. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.
Headline-grabbing security incidents, be they advanced persistent threats, ransomware or ordinary hacks, routinely exploit known attack paths in corporate networks. Identifying, understanding and disrupting these attack routes before attackers can exploit them is critical to reducing the likelihood of a security breach.
Cymptom enables organizations to continuously test and evaluate threats according to the MITRE ATT&CK framework and the hacker’s attack perspective, without the need to deploy agents or conduct simulated attacks. By combining Tenable’s market-leading coverage of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations with Cymptom’s unique capabilities for analyzing attack paths and prioritizing attacks, security teams can respond in a targeted manner in advance of attacks.
Upon completion of the transaction, this is the fourth acquisition of Tenable as a publicly traded company and the first in 2022. In 2021, Tenable acquired Accurics, a pioneer in providing cloud-native security for DevOps and security teams, and Alsid, a leading provider of Active Directory security. In 2019, the company expanded its security capabilities in the OT (Operational Technology) area with the acquisition of Indegy.