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Attack Surface Management

Leverage the most trusted dataset of internet intelligence to monitor and protect your external assets.

Censys Attack Surface Management empowers you to identify, prioritize, and remediate advanced threats and exposures.
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Why Do Organizations Need Attack Surface Management?

Businesses are accelerating faster than the growth of their security teams.

Attack surfaces are expanding 110% year over year, but for every 100 developers within an organization, there’s typically just one dedicated security function. Digital transformation and the rise of Shadow IT adds to this complexity, which in turn increases threats and risk to the organization.

The reality is that attack surfaces have grown beyond the scope of what traditional security tools and practices can effectively manage. Many security professionals are simply unable to comprehensively discover, manage, and protect their rapidly growing attack surfaces.

Attack Surface Management addresses this gap as a forward-looking solution that can broadly, deeply, and relentlessly search and monitor an organization’s digital footprint, identifying and rating risks, and recommending clear remediation actions.

Did You Know?

of assets in an attack surface are potentially unknown.

84% Agreed

“84% of decision-makers reported that a solution that automates discovery and monitoring of their organizations’ external-facing assets for better risk management is very important.”

- Forrester Opportunity Snapshot


Censys Attack Surface Management

Censys Attack Surface Management delivers continuous, automated scanning and accurate attribution of your organization’s internet-based assets. With our best-in-class Attack Surface Management, you gain complete visibility into both your known and unknown assets, covering everything from HTTP hosts to Kubernetes clusters.

No other solution on the market scans as frequently, with the same breadth, depth, or accuracy as Censys. Our foundational internet data, combined with our powerful attribution engine, empowers your teams to identify and mitigate exposures as they occur. You can’t protect what you can’t see and our mission is clear: to be the one place to understand everything on the internet.

Total Attack Surface Discovery:

Understand and analyze the full extent of your attack surface with continuous updates and attribution.

Cloud Connectors:

Easy to use, flexible and secure hosted cloud connectors with daily asset ingestion.

Risk Triage and Prioritization:

Automatically assess assets against 300+ risk fingerprints to prioritize threats by impact, exploitability, and likelihood.

Dashboards and Interactive Reporting:

User friendly dashboards and trends to report on the overall state and security of your attack surface.

Remediation Guidance:

Streamline security decisions using detailed risk context for effective exposure remediation.

Rapid Response:

Understand your overall exposure to Zero-day and headline vulnerabilities in minutes instead of days or weeks.


Keep track of 2 years of changes to each asset, or your attack surface as a whole.

Integrations Marketplace:

Streamline, automate and integrate your security ecosystem with rapid and reliable deployment methods.
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Why Censys?

A system of vigilant offense.

For security professionals who protect the organization, Censys is the best at understanding exposures attackers will exploit.


Uncovers 65% more attack surface than leading competitors.


Identifies valid assets with 80%+ accuracy, reducing false positives.


Finds new services six times faster than the nearest competitor.


Reduces the likelihood of a security breach by 50%.

Use Cases for Censys Attack Surface Management

Cloud Asset Discovery

Gain a centralized and complete exposure inventory with Censys.

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Exposure and Risk Management

Stay ahead of the ever evolving threat landscape with a proactive security solution.

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Subsidiaries, Mergers, and Acquisitions

Instantly evaluate potential risks with actionable insights that protect your brand.

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Security Framework and Compliance

Censys provides the complete visibility, context and tools you need to be compliant.

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Why Customers Choose Censys for Attack Surface Management

  • Censys provides a good lens into things that we don’t know about. Censys was able to quickly discover multiple S3 storage buckets that were publicly accessible on the Internet and contained sensitive data.

    - Public Real Estate Company

  • Since implementation 6 months ago, we have done a mass clean up of what we thought was our Attack Surface make-up, this clean up work has resulted in a 71% reduction. We have also reduced our critical vulnerabilities by 7%, which is a great win for us.

    - Global Market Research Company

  • Being able to work with the API gave us new capabilities... because [API] customization exists, you have the possibility to extend the capabilities of Censys and the data.

    - European Government Agency

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