Cyber Security

Keysight launches cybersecurity partnership programme

3rd May 2023
Sheryl Miles

Keysight Technologies launches a new cybersecurity partnership programme for managed security service providers (MSSP) to improve the security posture of organisations using the industry-leading breach and attack simulation (BAS) capabilities of Keysight Threat Simulator. 

Cyberattacks are on the rise and so is the cost of a data breach. IBM and the Ponemon Institute estimate that the cost of data breaches has reached an all-time high globally, averaging $4.35 million in 2022 per incident.

With the increasing number of cyberattacks and a shortage of security skills, many companies struggle to adequately plan for attacks that could significantly damage their operations and reputation. Recognising this challenge, companies are turning to MSSPs to help defend their ever-evolving IT networks and assets against data breaches.

To provide MSSPs additional tools to protect their clients, Keysight has enhanced its Threat Simulator offering to include new consumption-based pricing.

Additional capabilities and enhancements include:

  • New on-premises hosting and cloud-based hosting
  • Realistic breach and attack simulations for the full Cyber Kill Chain, relevant software threats, and advanced persistent threats
  • Detailed remediation via comprehensive Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) indicators of compromise (IOC)
  • Automation to validate the ability of multiple security controls to alert the security information and event management (SIEM)

Keysight's Threat Simulator is an award-winning BAS solution with a wide range of tests and recommendations, including MITRE ATT&CK endpoint, user, and network assessments.

The solution gives MSSPs:

  • Flexible commercial models to help build differentiated services to meet customer needs
  • On-premises hosting options to meet the needs of companies who have strict data sovereignty requirements
  • Assistance in supplying very detailed remediation advice and instructions to customers
  • Solutions to enhance MSSP security and consultancy services, such as penetration testing and red teaming
  • Strategies to reduce the cost of serving customers by moving them away from manual and legacy testing tools

Scott Register, Keysight Vice President Security Solutions, said: "People, processes, and technology can't always be perfect. With attackers looking to exploit any weakness, it's important for organisations to proactively shorten the window of opportunity for adversaries.  Keysight provides the proactive capabilities for MSSPs to rapidly find, remediate, and validate their customers' exploitable security vulnerabilities – before they become headline news."

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