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Mandiant Advantage Security Validation

Mandiant Advantage Security Validation


What is Mandiant Advantage Security Validation?

Since 2004, Mandiant has been a partner to security-conscious organizations. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.

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What is Mandiant Advantage Security Validation?

Mandiant Advantage Security Validation tests the efficacy of security controls with authentic, relevant and active attacks. The solution aims to delivere the evidence required to communicate competency, prove the effectiveness of cyber defenses and value of security investments.

Mandiant Advantage Security Validation Features

  • Supported: Prioritize threats that matter based on timely and relevant cyber threat intelligence
  • Supported: Assess current security tools efficacy against real adversary attacks
  • Supported: Discover undetected gaps and overlaps in the security infrastructure
  • Supported: Measure a team’s time to detect and respond
  • Supported: Identify the greatest opportunities for optimization
  • Supported: Quantify improvement to defenses over time
  • Supported: Rationalize value of investments to executives with evidence
  • Supported: Simplify communications on state of security posture across the business

Mandiant Advantage Security Validation Screenshots

Screenshot of SECURITY VALIDATION PLATFORM - Visualize and generate performance data on how security controls across  people, process and technologies respond to active adversary attacksScreenshot of Threat Actor Assurance Dashboard- Visualize how your security controls perform against real threat actor TTPs by operationalizing threat intelligence source.

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Mandiant Advantage Security Validation Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since 2004, Mandiant has been a partner to security-conscious organizations. Mandiant’s approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.

AttackIQ Security Optimization Platform, SafeBreach, and Cymulate are common alternatives for Mandiant Advantage Security Validation.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.2.

The most common users of Mandiant Advantage Security Validation are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Mandiant Advantage Security Validation Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)1%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)99%
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Piyush Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mandiant provides assurance about current security posture of an organisation with the best practices. In the cyber security world, there are plethora of cyber security companies and tools available but Mandiant stands out among them because of their good technology and people expertise. It helps us in continuously measure and valudate our security effectiveness against adversaries.
  • Testing of security controls
  • Mitigation of Risk
  • Return of investment
  • Manpower Cost
  • More emphasis on automated testing comparison to manual testing
  • Need more emphasis on simulation of real world attacks
Mandiant Advantage Security Validation, designed by Mandiant company, can automate a testing program to give us authetic and real world data on how our security controls are effectively working / performing. This solution provides trusted evidence on how well our security controls work against threats targeting our organization. This enables security teams to emulate real attack behaviors against security controls authentically throughout the attack lifecycle and the entire security stack.
  • Helps achieving compliance objectives
  • Increase in stakeholders trust on their personal data security
  • Compliance with internal policies and external regulations
  • Increase return on investment
There are many parameters which are the differentiator between mandiant and Cymulate but some of the key differentitors are listed below:
1) Manpower costs are less and justified as compared to Cymulate
2) Better technologies innovation
3) Good reputation in market
4) Good cummulative man hour experience

Also, they are in the market from last 20 years and they have a huge client base.
The Mandiant Threat Modeling Security Service evaluates our organization’s security controls and ethically uncovers attacker behaviors to reveal unknown risks and vulnerabilities within existing and proposed network and information systems including software applications, business processes and operational networks. Also, they helps in achieving our compliance objectives for internal and external regulations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mandiant Advantage Security Validation allows us to continuously test our edge and internal security posture. It is an automated tool that allows us to asses and improve our security on demand. Real attack behaviours aimed at our environment not only allow us to plug holes and improve security, but allow us to prove and present current security posture and show value of tools in use.
  • Allow us to report any gaps in security
  • Highlights areas where tools and controls in place are effective
  • Real world attacks and emerging threats used in automated validation
  • Quite hard to implement alongside existing security tools
If we make a change to our network, firewall policies, security rules or even deploy a release to one of our websites we can validate security on demand using the Security Validation tool. We are no longer having to wait for an annual or bi-annual pen test to perform ongoing security validation from an external source.
  • More secure landscape
  • Automation and continuous validation requires less staff resource
  • Reporting
Cost effective
Mandiant Advantage Security Validation is simple to navigate, has good menus and breaks information down well. Once you have gained some experience using the product it is very usable.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We need to get a full look across all networks to improve our visibility and identify all attack surfaces vs our controls in-place to protect against them. Getting clear visibility to where threats are due to any type of control deficiency - unpatched vulnerability, IT scope creep, unauthorized system added to our network, etc. Super helpful!
  • Network visibility
  • Scaling
  • Threat Intel
  • Monitoring
  • Portal / Dashboard
  • Integration across tools
  • System resources efficiency
It is well-suited to larger enterprise environments and less well-suited to small businesses. You need some level of maturity to be able to fully utilize this tool, but overall it is fairly easy to get fully up and running within the environment, which is really nice. Well-suited if you have the budget for it and it saves on staff time to perform these functions. Not well-suited if you don't have a good budget in-place for your environment size.
  • High ROI
  • Great visibility
  • Resource Intensive
Mandiant is focused on a clear view of the environment, vulnerabilities, and threats. Palo Alto is a great tool for some of this, but was not mature enough at the time of our initial eval. The new version of Palo Alto looks much more robust and capable and we will definitely re-evaluate it before renewal with Mandiant. If you already have Palo in your environment, it's an even more compelling case.
Being able to get a lot of detailed information about different attacks and different tactics for specific attack types and threat actors is very helpful. Mandiant Support was a bit of a struggle - they need to increase support staffing and capabilities without having to wait for escalations. Overall a good tool, but could be better.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Mandiant Security Validation product in the Global Information Security department to assess and validate enterprise network infrastructure and security controls. We use the data and results to improve company security postures.
  • The product's simulated attack tests helped identify security gaps in company networks.
  • Helped finding drifts in security controls and IT environment.
  • Provided actual data to support decision making.
  • We had some software confliction issue during install.
When you have a policy change in enterprise firewalls, you can monitor the change and validate the proper implementation.
  • Help data-driven and informed decision making.
  • Improve company security postures.
  • Visualization
Haven't done a direct comparison for Verodin and other similar products. But I compared Verodin port scanning with Nmap. Verodin provides an intuitive result.
Verodin is easy to integrate with our security controls.
The product is easy to use, it is a useful tool, and has good support.
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