Meet the Informer External Attack Surface Management Platform

As the world becomes more connected and digitalized, your organization faces new challenges and risks from external attacks. You need to keep track of your expanding and changing attack surface, which includes all your internet-facing assets and cloud environments. That’s why we created Informer, a leading attack surface management platform that helps you discover, monitor, and secure your digital assets. With Informer, you can get real-time visibility into your online environment and actionable insights to prevent and mitigate security threats.

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Protect your Digital Assets with External Attack Surface Management

Our external attack surface management software is a powerful and scalable tool that gives you a complete and accurate view of your external exposure. It scans and maps your entire digital footprint, including web domains, subdomains, IPs and cloud services. It also tracks any changes or additions to your assets over time.

We provide continuous and comprehensive automated vulnerability assessments on your assets, using both active and passive scanning techniques. It detects and prioritizes any security issues or misconfigurations that could expose your digital assets to potential attacks. It also incorporates manual penetration testing allowing you to conduct simulated attacks on your assets and test their resilience.

Our software provides you with valuable insights into your external attack surface and its associated risks. It also helps you monitor and manage your assets more efficiently and proactively, and reduce your exposure to cyber threats.

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Discover, Identify, and Secure Your Internet-Facing Assets with EASM

Uncover your external attack surface in seconds with our cutting-edge attack surface discovery engine. Our EASM platform uses active scanning and leverages hundreds of data sources to quickly and efficiently identify all of your digital assets, using just your seed domain as the starting point.

Our platform continuously discovers and scans your online environment, updating your asset inventory for a comprehensive view of your external attack surface. It identifies new or risky assets, collects and analyses real-time cyber intelligence data like vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, exposures, and threats during scanning. This provides valuable insights into your digital assets’ security posture, helping prioritize and remediate critical issues.

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Connect Your AWS, Azure, and GCP Cloud Services Seamlessly

Monitor and manage your cloud environment effectively with Informer’s powerful cloud monitoring tools. Whether you use AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, you can easily connect to your cloud infrastructure with a few clicks and gain real-time insights into your externally facing assets. These include load balancers that distribute traffic across your servers, app engines that run your applications, and data stores that store your data.

Our platform is designed to keep up with the fast-changing nature of cloud environments, where new resources are created and deleted frequently. With our advanced monitoring capabilities, you can quickly identify potential security threats, and take action to prevent them from becoming a problem.


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Prioritize and Manage Risks on Your External Attack Surface

Stay one step ahead with our advanced scanning solution. With Informer, you can continuously scan your assets for over 40,000 application and infrastructure-level vulnerabilities, ensuring that you’re always aware of potential security risks.

Choose the criticality of your assets and schedule scans accordingly – whether you want to run scans daily, weekly, or monthly, we’ve got you covered. And with each vulnerability assigned a CVSS rating to determine its severity, you can prioritize your remediation efforts based on real risk, effectively reducing your attack surface.

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Harness the Power of Integrated Penetration Testing for Risk Validation

Enhance your vulnerability assessment program with our solution. Our platform offers both automated security scanning and manual penetration testing in one integrated solution

Using the cyber intelligence gathered from your discovered assets and vulnerabilities, you can select which assets require manual penetration testing, ensuring that you’re focusing your efforts on the areas that matter most. And with real-time results complete with severity ratings and remediation advice, you can quickly take action to protect your organization from potential threats.

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Stay Updated on Environment Changes That Risk Data Exposure

Stay ahead of potential security threats with Informer’s advanced notification system. Our platform provides instant alerts for vulnerable assets, misconfigurations, and changes to your IT environment, ensuring that you’re always aware of potential risks as soon as they’re detected.

With customizable alert rules, you can configure notifications for individual assets or entire domains, as well as specific risk triggers such as exposed open ports, high-risk vulnerabilities, and newly discovered assets in unfamiliar geolocations.

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Automated Retesting for Reliable Validation of Your Fixes

Ensure your organization’s security with Informer’s automated regression testing solution. Our platform offers the ability to validate fixes for vulnerabilities found by our scanners and penetration testers, ensuring that your assets are secure and fully protected from potential security threats.

With automated retesting that can be scheduled to run continuously or on-demand, you have the flexibility to remediate vulnerabilities and check their effectiveness on your terms, fitting seamlessly into your organization’s release cycles.

Frequently Asked Questions about Attack Surface Management

Understanding your complete external attack surface is the first step to reducing your cyber risk.

What is meant by attack surface?

Attack Surface refers to the sum of all points, or attack vectors, where an unauthorized user (the “attacker”) can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment. This includes all of the software, hardware, and firmware in an organization’s network, as well as any network interfaces, APIs, and exposed code. Understanding the attack surface is crucial for effective cybersecurity, as it helps identify potential vulnerabilities and areas that need to be secured.

What is attack surface management?

Attack Surface Management” is a proactive security measure that involves the continuous discovery, tracking, and securing of an organization’s digital assets. It provides a comprehensive view of the organization’s external attack surface, identifying new or risky assets. By collecting and analyzing real-time cyber intelligence data, it offers valuable insights into the security posture of digital assets, aiding in the prioritization and remediation of critical issues. This approach helps organizations stay ahead of potential threats and vulnerabilities.

What is the difference between attack surface management and vulnerability management?

Attack Surface Management and Vulnerability Management are both crucial aspects of an organization’s cybersecurity strategy, but they serve different purposes.

Attack Surface Management involves the continuous identification, tracking, and securing of all external-facing digital assets of an organization. It provides a comprehensive view of the potential areas that could be exploited by attackers.

On the other hand, Vulnerability Management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating, and reporting on security vulnerabilities in systems and the software that runs on them. It focuses on understanding and managing the risks associated with known vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems.

In essence, while Attack Surface Management is about understanding and managing the ‘where’ and ‘what’ of an organization’s digital exposure, Vulnerability Management is about understanding and managing the ‘how’ of potential exploitations. Both are necessary for a robust cybersecurity posture.

Why is attack surface management important?

Attack Surface Management is crucial for maintaining robust cybersecurity. It provides a comprehensive view of an organization’s digital exposure, identifying all external-facing assets that could be potential targets for attackers. By continuously tracking and securing these assets, organizations can proactively mitigate risks, prevent security breaches, and stay ahead of evolving cyber threats. It also aids in regulatory compliance by ensuring that all assets are accounted for and secured. Hence, Attack Surface Management is a vital component of a proactive and effective cybersecurity strategy.

What is the difference between ASM and CAASM?

Attack Surface Management (ASM) and Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) are both crucial for cybersecurity, but they focus on different areas.

ASM primarily focuses on discovering and protecting public-facing assets that are accessible by virtually anyone on the internet1. It identifies internal business assets that are public-internet facing and monitors vulnerabilities, public-cloud misconfigurations, exposed credentials, or other external information and processes that could be exploited by attackers.

CAASM takes a broader approach by considering both internal and external assets and their vulnerabilities. It focuses on both the internal and external attack surface to provide a security organization with maximum visibility of their pre- and post-perimeter attack surface. A CAASM platform can accomplish this via API integrations that access an organization’s tech stack to provide that holistic view.

What is attack surface discovery?

Attack Surface Discovery is a key component of Attack Surface Management. It involves the continuous identification and tracking of an organization’s digital assets. This process helps in uncovering all external-facing assets of an organization, including those that may be unknown or forgotten, thereby providing a comprehensive view of the potential areas that could be exploited by attackers. It’s a crucial step in proactively enhancing an organization’s cybersecurity posture.