SC Labs tests seven breach and attack simulation products for August that will sharpen up your security assessments. (Source: Erikona, Getty Images)

 
Manual security testing can't keep pace with the threat landscape. Penetration testing takes time and it's costly and labor-intensive. It's also fully dependent on the expertise of the penetration tester. Despite these inefficiencies, security pros need to test security posture and validate controls. Organizations have no way of knowing the efficacy of controls configurations or the performance of existing security investments without data from frequent assessments. Additionally, most compliance standards today mandate regular security testing as part of their frameworks.

Breach and attack simulation (BAS) technologies are the solution to the costly venture of manual testing. These tools answer the same questions as manual testing, except they do so more inexpensively, frequently and quickly. Security tools are irrelevant if they are misconfigured or underused and the breach and attack simulation BAS technologies we assessed this month have tremendous potential for profound return on investment thanks to the validation offered through security controls testing and security tool testing.

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