Tenable announced the acquisition of Cymptom. This start-up offers a map of attack paths. A means of anticipating and preventing risks.
A year after the acquisition of the French nugget Alsid (specialized in AD security), Tenable continues its shopping by offering Cymptom. This Israeli startup was founded in 2019 and sets itself apart by mapping attack vectors before they happen. Prior to its acquisition, Cymptom had raised $4 million in funding, according to Crunchbase, from the Israel Innovation Authority and State of Mind Ventures.
The platform analyzes critical risks according to the MITER ATT&CK framework by collecting data to visualize all attack paths. This analysis is done both on-premises and in the cloud. Cymptom’s technology runs without agent installation, continuously and offers real-time analytics. With the information produced by the platform, companies can more quickly correct detected vulnerabilities and adopt a better security posture.
Integration with the Tenable platform
Upon completion of the acquisition, the platform will be integrated with Tenable’s threat and vulnerability data to provide an ongoing view of every attack path. This addition will bring additional context and prioritization capabilities to the Tenable solution with unified assets and vulnerabilities. “Risk prioritization has become a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity,” said Nico Popp, chief product officer at Tenable, in a statement. He adds, “by correlating software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations with network and access data, Cymptom can immediately identify exploitable attack and intrusion pathways.”
The announcement of this takeover came on the same day as the presentation of Tenable’s quarterly results. The latter exceeded analysts’ expectations with revenue of $149 million and earnings per share of 5 cents. The amount of the acquisition was not disclosed.