Mantel Group And watchTowr Partner To Deliver Automated Red Teaming In Australia And New Zealand

Singapore, July 19, 2023 – watchTowr announced today that it has partnered with Australian-owned consultancy Mantel Group to deliver continuous penetration testing technology to Australian and New Zealand organisations.

The watchTowr Platform enables organisations to continuously test their cyber security defences with the latest attack tactics and techniques, mimicking the persistence and aggression of real-world attackers.

Most companies run penetration testing exercises on a yearly basis, utilising a third party to perform an expensive time-limited assessment, to hopefully identify and remediate security vulnerabilities. However, in an industry that’s evolving on a daily basis with new vulnerabilities, tactics and techniques – to stay ahead of attackers, organisations need to be continuously testing their defences with the latest capabilities – otherwise, they are left exposed, typically only discovering that a breach has occurred months later and too late to prevent significant damage.

Mantel Group established a dedicated cyber security team, focused on assisting organisations in developing and implementing effective cybersecurity strategies. Recent high-profile breaches in Australia have demonstrated just how difficult it is for organisations to understand and defend their ever growing attack surfaces.

“Penetration testing once or twice a year is no longer enough. watchTowr’s Attack Surface Management and Continuous Automated Red Teaming technology makes it incredibly easy for organisations to rapidly uplift their security posture, without the associated cost,” said Benjamin Harris, Founder and CEO, watchTowr.

The watchTowr Platform is used by organisations to rapidly understand the security posture of subsidaries, third party suppliers, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targets. Organisations do not need cyber professionals to run watchTowr, the software is always on, continually testing.

“We know cyber teams in Australia and New Zealand are under increasing pressure facing a growing number of sophisticated attacks against their organisations, so we’re always evaluating new technologies that can help them. watchTowr is a great example of a company disrupting the traditional penetration testing model, with a cloud-based solution that can be easily integrated into existing security processes and up and running in minutes,” said Adam Durbin, CEO, Cyber@Mantel.

Mantel Group has been working on security consulting projects since its inception, on projects ranging from advisory and vulnerability remediation, cloud hardening, DevSecOps and compliance with a team of more than 35 security experts.

About watchTowr

Founded in 2021, watchTowr is a cybersecurity technology company headquartered in Singapore.

Backed by years of red teaming and adversarial simulation experience, the watchTowr Platform – the next generation of Attack Surface Management (ASM) and Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART) technology – gives enterprises a real-time understanding of how they could be compromised and beat in-the-wild exploitation of emerging weaknesses.

watchTowr is your persistent adversary.

About Mantel Group

Mantel Group is a leading IT consultancy firm with a dedicated cyber security capability focused on assisting organisations in developing and implementing effective cybersecurity strategies. With expertise in the Australian and New Zealand market, Mantel Group offers tailored solutions to address the unique challenges faced by Australian enterprises through real-time continuous assurance, integrated tooling, preventative controls and well managed business and technology risk.

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