HelpSystems acquired Outflank, an Amsterdam-based team of professionals who collaborates with financial institutions, multinational corporations, and other organizations that demand the highest level of security by using ethical hacking techniques that closely resemble those used by cybercriminals in the real world. 

To assist clients in assessing and preventing risk from various perspectives, the company has joined the HelpSystems Offensive Security portfolio of solutions for vulnerability management, penetration testing, and red teaming/adversary simulation. 

Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems commented, “This is an incredibly fast-moving and exciting space, and we’re thrilled to welcome the Outflank experts to the HelpSystems family. Offensive security tactics like adversary simulation are an essential part of a well-rounded cybersecurity strategy, particularly for organizations operating in complex, sensitive IT environments. Our customers can rest assured that we’re able to support them with an unparalleled combination of targeted software and expert-led services.” 

In the form of red teaming operations, advanced security assessments are sought after by many organizations, but few possess the internal resources to successfully complete this crucial task. 

Some members of the red team create their own tools or search for specialized open-source solutions before starting an engagement. 

In order to help rigorously vetted organizations, assess their defenses in light of the current high-stakes security environment, Outflank offers consulting, training, and a SaaS-based software toolkit. In fact, the company created its Outflank Security Tooling solution to collaborate with Cobalt Strike from HelpSystems for a powerful adversary simulation strategy. 

Outflank team stated, “Our team is passionate about offensive security and proud of our critical role as a red teaming leader in the cybersecurity industry. We excel at supporting, challenging, and training security teams to identify and correct gaps in their defenses through advanced adversary simulations. With our SaaS solution for red teams, we offer an extremely powerful toolset to our customers so they can execute sophisticated attack scenarios themselves. As part of HelpSystems, we can expand our market reach and support more security teams, while continuing to apply stringent controls over the access to our powerful toolset and staying mindful of how our solution is used.”