October 20, 2015 | 2 Min. Read

Hydra – The SRT Force Multiplier

Today, Synack®, the security company known for harnessing the power of a worldwide community of highly qualified, trusted researchers in an offering that is practical and enterprise-centric, announced the launch of the Synack Hydra Technology PlatformTM. Hydra Technology is an advanced vulnerability intelligence platform that together with the SRT gives enterprises an unparalleled adversarial perspective of their digital assets.

Sounds Cool – Why?

Strong security posture for a fast moving enterprise is no longer an option, it’s an expectation. As Synack becomes a crucial part of an increasing number of enterprise security strategies, we have to enable SRT members and their expertise to scale across a growing customer base. Hydra combines the power of a modern vulnerability scanner with the expertise and creativity found in individual hacker toolkits to provide actionable intelligence to the Synack Red Team (SRT) so that they can locate, confirm and report exploitable bugs with unprecedented efficiency and scale.

How Does it Work?

Hydra runs continuous scans on customers’ externally-facing assets, surfacing intel to the SRT in the form of alerts to focus energy on Hydra-identified suspicious exploitation paths. The SRT then investigates, confirms exploitability, and submits a report to Synack Mission Ops for review.

Hydra’s continuous monitoring capabilities are designed to streamline the SRT’s reconnaissance phase of the testing process, allowing them to test faster and deeper across large enterprise assets without jeopardizing quality.

So What?

Acting as a closely integrated extension of internal security teams, the Hydra-enabled SRT can deliver exploitation intelligence that:

  • reduces windows of exposure
  • provides comprehensive testing coverage across large, complex enterprise assets
  • provides adversarial intelligence to your security and development teams to enhance internal efforts

It Works — How Do We Know?

Synack’s proactive testing solution seamlessly combines the collective human intelligence of the SRT with Hydra’s advanced vulnerability intelligence technology, consistently delivering prioritized and contextualized exploitation intelligence that has led to record-breaking find-to-fix cycles for many of their enterprise clients.

Consider Uber as an example. Both taxi and Uber drivers transport people from point A to point B, but Uber provides an infinitely better experience for the end customer. This is because the Uber technology platform — pickup and dropoff GPS, autopayments, ride sharing options —  acts as an extension of the driver and optimizes his or her ability to deliver quality service, and the drivers are compensated accordingly. The same goes for Hydra’s enablement of the SRT; it enhances the efficiency and depth of the exploitation intelligence delivered to our enterprise customers, and our SRT members get paid for it.

Today, Synack helps secure leading Fortune 500 financial, healthcare, consumer goods companies, among others, and Hydra will enhance Synack’s core solution in a way that can scale the unmatched expertise of the SRT across a growing customer base.

Learn More from our Hydra datasheet

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