Last Updated on 7 June 2023 by Alastair Digby
Informer, a leading external attack surface management SaaS platform, is delighted to announce that Forrester has named the company in its External Attack Surface Management Landscape, Q1 2023 report.
External attack surface management (EASM) has become a critical aspect of modern security-minded organizations’ overall cybersecurity strategy. EASM involves identifying and assessing the potential vulnerabilities and threats that exist in an organization’s external-facing systems, applications, and networks.
EASM solutions are becoming more and more popular among IT and security leaders as a way to tackle issues including asset sprawl, discovering unknown assets, and reducing third-party risks. At their core EASM solutions help organizations identify potential vulnerabilities and threats, increasing their understanding of their external attack surface, and taking the necessary steps to mitigate risk.
Unlike many EASM vendors, Informer incorporates manual penetration testing to work in harmony with continuous asset discovery and vulnerability scanning tools. This provides one solution to access manual and automated security testing helping streamline vulnerability management.
Marios Kyriacou, Founder and CEO, commented
“We’re pleased to be recognized by Forrester in their External Attack Surface Management Landscape report. EASM is an important part of any organization’s cyber security program and the strides Informer has made in developing a leading EASM platform meets the demands of companies as EASM is now fast becoming a top security concern.”
According to ESG data, 67% of organizations reported an increase in their external attack surface over the last two years. In order to enhance offensive security programs, vulnerability management, and threat intelligence, security teams must operationalize attack surface management. The rise in the adoption of EASM mirrors a larger shift of organizations utilizing proactive security tools to help reduce risk and improve their security posture.
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Informer’s scalable external attack surface management software harnesses the power of continuous asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and integrated expert penetration testing. They provide security and IT leaders with business-critical security insights to monitor and reduce cyber risk. Learn more about Informer’s external attack surface management platform.