Continuously Validate Your cyber Defenses

Security is never static. New cyber attacks, misconfigurations, and security products are rampant. How do you take control of an ever-changing threat landscape? The only way to know is to test your own defenses before hackers can.

Threat Simulator is a breach and attack simulation (BAS) platform built on 20+ years of leadership in network security testing. SecOps teams trust Threat Simulator to not only simulate the cyber attack kill-chain, but also to analyze security spend and deliver dynamic remediation recommendations to:

  • Save money by maximizing effectiveness of existing security controls and processes
  • Obtain a repeatable and continuous measurement of security posture
  • Prevent past incidents and cyber attacks from happening again
  • Understand how new cyber security threats will behave in a production environment
  • Determine the right mix of security controls versus realistic cyber security risks
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How Threat Simulator Works

  • Risk-Free Cyber Attack Emulation
  • Best-In-Class Remediations
  • Cloud-Based Breach & Attack Simulation
  • Turnkey Security Tool Integrations
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    Emulate Real-World Attack Vectors Without Compromise

    Threat Simulator never interacts with your production servers or endpoints. Instead, it uses isolated software endpoints across your network to safely exercise your live security defenses. Dark Cloud, our malware and attack simulator, connects to these endpoints to test your security infrastructure by emulating the entire cyber kill chain — phishing, user behavior, malware transmission, infection, command and control, and lateral movement.

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    Close Critical security Gaps With Step-By-Step Instructions

    Finding problems is easy. Fixing them is harder. That's why Threat Simulator provides product-specific remediations for every security gap it identifies. Featuring user-friendly, step-by-step instructions, our patented recommendation engine cuts through clutter with actionable intelligence to close your most critical issues.

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    A pure software solution, Threat Simulator simplifies deployment and cost-effectiveness with auto-scaling design and software-as-a-service (SaaS) management. An intuitive dashboard shows you everything at a glance — including security gaps, audit statuses, and security measurement over time — while a user-friendly interface minimizes errors and saves valuable time.

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    Measure and Optimize Your Current Security Stack

    Boasting turnkey integrations with leading network security tool vendors — including IBM, Splunk, CheckPoint, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, and more — Threat Simulator helps your tools work smarter, not harder. Bidirectional communication ensures that your SIEM tools can quickly distinguish simulated cyber security threats from the real thing, while end-to-end validation makes it easy to manage and measure the effectiveness of your infrastructure.

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What Is Breach And Attack Simulation?

Let’s face it: simply buying and plugging in a new security device is not going to magically make problems disappear. You don’t need another defensive tool — you need to know how effective the tools you have actually are.

According to our research, nearly 2 in 3 companies aren't confident their security tools are configured and defending properly. That's why so many SecOps teams rely on breach and attack simulation (BAS) tools like Threat Simulator.

By continuously simulating real-world attacks on your live network, you can emulate the entire cyber attack kill chain with maximum confidence and zero risk — validating the strength of your defenses, identifying potential cyber security threats, and remediating gaps all at once.

Don't Just Find Problems. Solve Them.

Knowledge is power. But without action, it's only a piece of the puzzle. Unfortunately, most tools will only help you find problems — they won't help you solve them.


With Threat Simulator, you'll always be a step ahead. Continuous, automated assessments make it easy to identify gaps, while a patented recommendation engine gives you the actionable intelligence you need to close them. Whether you need to deploy a new patch on your NGFW, enable a new functionality on your IPS, or install a new tool altogether, you get product-specific, step-by-step instructions to optimize your architecture and strengthen your cyber security defenses.

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Tap Into Threat Intelligence, 24/7/365

The world leader in application and security testing, our Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center keeps Threat Simulator updated with the latest threats. Our database contains more than 50 million records, and millions of new threats are analyzed and cataloged each month.

With continuous updates from our feed, you'll always be able to emulate the latest cyber security threats and attacks. But curtailing threats also means knowing your enemy. So, when you need to dive a little deeper, you can drill down on specific attacks to learn even more. From cyber attack signatures to evidence of malicious activity, our database makes it easy to leave no stone unturned.