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Why Attack Surface Management is Critical


What is more dangerous: the known or unknown?

In today’s threat environment, which is constantly changing faster than ever, understanding your digital attack surface has never been more important.

Most companies struggle to maintain an accurate inventory of their internet facing systems.  This information is critical to the overall process of protecting your company’s digital assets.

Do you know your Attack Surface?

3wSecurity is a cybersecurity company helping customers to understand their business’ internet presence from the perspective of an adversary.

One of the biggest problems security and infrastructure teams struggle with is maintaining an accurate inventory of their internet facing assets (systems).  Obviously, this presents a major challenge for security managers because they cannot secure what they do not know exists.

A company’s digital attack surface extends beyond the internal network to the outer limits of the internet, where traditional security measures have no visibility and attackers find opportunity.  Therefore, Attack Surface Management is no longer an optional component to your security program.

Attack Surface Management (ASM) sits somewhere in the middle of Risk Management, Vulnerability Management, Asset Management and Compliance.

ASM provides a new way of managing an old problem.  You can think of it as the glue binding together a multi-layered security framework.  Attack Surface Management can be an effective lever to significantly improve your security program if used to its full potential.

Most security professionals understand the concept of layered security controls.  ShadowKat enables companies to improve the overall integrity of their security program by effectively integrating multi-layered controls.

Core Advantages of Attack Surface Management

Change Detection

Continuous monitoring of your environment allows customers to detect vulnerabilities and configuration mistakes as they occur. 

Risk Management

Risks can be managed more effectively by focusing on the issues that lead to more exposure.  Our consultants provide valuable feedback that can help organizations prioritize risk more effectively as opposed to traditional risk ranking solutions. 


Reduce your overall exposure by implementing a no-fail security model.  Measure and monitor the effectiveness of you vulnerability management program.

Asset Management

The Reconcilor helps network administrators identify their external entry points and track their overall internet presence.

Shadow IT

Protects against unknown risks and gives and extensive pictures of your internet facing systems as well as third party exposure.

Digital Life Cycle

Once new assets are detected, it is important to have those systems evaluated for security issues.  ShadowKat helps network administrators track their testing and remediation efforts. 

Contact sales to see the product in action and learn how 3wSecurity can help improve your security program’s effectiveness!

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