Pentesting as a Service for Web Applications
Penetration testing is an effective way to detect flaws in your application before they turn into a serious threat, helping you better understand the applications attack surface. But in the always-on economy there comes a problem - traditional pen testing delivery takes weeks to set up and the results are point in time, which leaves critical application vulnerabilities exposed longer than it should - given the average time for a threat actor to weaponize a new vulnerability is only 7 days.
A new wave of automated pen tests conducted through a software as a service delivery model can fix this problem. This model provides companies a view into to their vulnerability finding in real time, via a portal that displays all relevant data for parsing vulnerabilities and verifying the effectiveness of a remediation as soon as vulnerabilities are discovered and peer reviewed to ensure zero false positive.
Unlike traditional pen testing, PTaaS provides companies with direct access to pentesters and a knowledge base for how to fix the vulnerabilities to assist IT and development teams to remediate effectively. Hence PTaaS is well-suited for agile organizations who needs a cost effective and flexible way to audit and secure web applications at scale.