GuardiCore Infection Monkey: BAS Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

If your security budget is already stretched, Infection Monkey offers a free option for adding breach and attack (BAS) simulation to your cyberdefenses. It’s probably best for organizations with good in-house security expertise, as consulting and paid support are not available. However, its capabilities are on par with or better than many of the proprietary solutions available.

Company Profile




Tel Aviv, Israel


$46 million

Like some of the other vendors that offer BAS products, GuardiCore was founded by veteran cybersecurity experts from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The company’s primary product is the Centra Security Platform, an integrated security solution for hybrid clouds. Its areas of expertise include microsegmentation, threat detection and response, container security and cloud security.

Product Description

Unlike most of the BAS products on the market, Infection Monkey is available under an open source license, so it is completely free. The latest version includes the ability to detect cached credentials, identify the risk from unpatched servers and test network segmentation. It offers the same sorts of features as the proprietary BAS solutions, but the company does not provide paid support. It is available for download through the Infection Monkey website or GitHub.

Key Features

  • Support for VMware, AWS, Docker, Google Cloud, Windows Server, Azure and Debian
  • Automatic attack simulations
  • Continuous and safe assessments
  • In-depth testing
  • Easy to deploy
  • Provides visualizations of attacker moves
  • Scalable
  • Actionable security reports
  • Community support

Target Market

CISOs at large enterprises and security researchers.


Information about Infection Monkey users is not available. GuardiCore customers include Beckman Coulter, Blue Bastion, Optimal+, Genome.One and OpenLink.

Awards and Certifications

GuardiCore has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor for 2019, a Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award Winner, an Info Security Products Guide 2018 Global Excellence Gold Winner and an SC Magazine Group Best Buy for cloud security.



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