Picus Security: BAS Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Picus Security offers one of the more mature products in the breach and attack simulation (BAS) market, and it includes both network and endpoint detection capabilities. It takes a little longer to deploy than some of the other available solutions, but offers superior flexibility with no platform or technology dependencies.

Company Profile




San Francisco, California



Picus Security claims to be the “pioneer of breach and attack simulation technologies,” and with five years of experience with BAS technology, it is one of the oldest companies in the market. The firm has close ties to Turkey, including an office in Ankara and several management team members of Turkish descent. It also has a corporate headquarters in San Francisco and an office in London. Investors include Scalex, ACT and Social Capital.

Product Description

The Picus Security BAS platform helps organizations challenge their security technologies to help identify security gaps in real time. It also provides mitigation guidance that helps them double their success in stopping cyberattacks. Picus integrates with popular SIEM products, such as ArcSight, McAfee NitroSecurity, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm and others, as well as with security products from organizations like Check Point, McAfee, ModSecurity, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5 Networks and Snort. The firm also offers a partner program for management security providers that want to add BAS capabilities to their arsenal.

Key Features

  • Deploys in hours and begins returning results just minutes later
  • No technology dependencies
  • Works in complex production environments
  • Identifies weaknesses in real time
  • Includes modules for HTTP, HTTPS, endpoints and email
  • Dashboards and alarms
  • Prioritizes security needs

Target Market

Security managers, defensive managers and offensive managers at medium to large companies


AKBank, Exclusive Networks, Garanti, ING Bank, QNB Finansbank, Turkcell, Vodafone, YapiKredi


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Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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