Though the term Attack Surface Monitoring (ASM) doesn’t specifically refer to external threats, that’s what this market currently focuses on. In short, products in this category aim to catalogue and help manage an organization’s exposed assets. From this simple definition, the players in this space diverge into various subcategories. The core group we’re focused on for the purposes of this group test are products that largely replace the function of an OSINT assessment, an external network vulnerability assessment and some portions of a penetration test.

An independent resource operated by the cybersecurity professionals at Security Weekly and built on the foundation of SC Media’s SC Labs, SW Labs is a clearinghouse for useful and relevant product and services information that enables vendor and buyer to meet on common ground. The aim of this particular report is to share what we’ve learned about the attack surface management space, to clearly define it as a category, and to provide useful context for the individual product reviews that accompany this report.

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