Horizon3.ai Launches Certified Partner Program for APTaaS

Horizon3.ai, a U.S.-based cybersecurity firm focused on automated penetration testing-as-a-service (APTaaS), has launched the NodeZero Certified Partner program, also announcing Liberman Networks as the first NodeZero Certified Partner.

Co-founded by Snehal Antani, former Splunk CTO, and Anthony Pillitiere, former Deputy CTO within U.S. Special Operations Command, Horizon3.ai’s mission is to help companies find and fix attack vectors before criminals can exploit them.

To become a NodeZero Certified Partner, Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) must establish a track record of continuously running automated pentests, quickly remediating the critical findings, and then rerunning the automated pentest to prove the issue has been resolved. This is done by applying purple team practices to improve the security posture of an organization.

“Organizations that incorporate purple teaming – where the red (offense) and blue (defense) teams work together to identify exploitable vulnerabilities, ineffective security controls, and critical impacts to the business – are able to effectively secure, operate, and defend their enterprise,” said Monti Knode, director of Customer and Partner Success at Horizon3.ai.

“These results are demonstrable and measurable,” stated Knode. “Achieving NodeZero Certified Partner status is 100 percent data-driven and based on how quickly critical threats are remediated. This certification isn’t subjective or ‘pay-to-play;’ only results do the talking.”

Liberman Networks, an East Coast MSSP serving multiple industries, including medical, financial and technology, joins as the first certified partner. The new level of cybersecurity protection offered by the partnership integrates the defensive expertise of Liberman Networks with Horizon3.ai’s APTaaS solution, NodeZero, enabling organizations to continuously assess the security posture of their