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Cobalt Named Sole “Outperformer” in GigaOm’s Radar for Penetration Testing as a Service (PtaaS)

Cobalt is excited to announce that it was named the only “outperformer” in an independent research report, the GigaOm Radar report for PtaaS. In this industry report GigaOm highlights the various PtaaS vendors and characterizes each vendor on two axes—balancing Maturity versus Innovation, and Feature Play versus Platform Play. It also assesses PtaaS vendors best suited to Enterprise and SMB use cases, in which Cobalt scored as “exceptional" for both. The Radar report also gave Cobalt top marks in key areas including feature set, risk reduction, and speed.

Cobalt’s standing as the category leader was driven by the flexibility of its credit model, strength of automation, the value-add of professional services, the offer of free retesting, and the speed with which tests launch thanks to the size of the Cobalt Core – Cobalt’s community of vetted, skilled testers who are available on demand. 

Here’s what Chris Ray, security analyst at GigaOm had to say about Cobalt: 

“[Cobalt] capitalizes on its extensive PtaaS experience and rapid development of new features to deliver a solution that is both simple to use and incredibly effective. The Cobalt solution scores well across the board on the key criteria and even offers staff augmentation capabilities through its professional services.”

“At Cobalt, we pride ourselves on our innovation and strength of our platform and it’s wonderful to see these characteristics have helped us outperform our competitors. As we march into 2023, this recognition is a good reminder we’re on the right path of transforming traditional pentesting,” said Russ Cobb, Chief Marketing Officer at Cobalt.

View the full report to learn why GigaOm declares that “PtaaS represents the revolution in the pentesting space that was long overdue,” and why Cobalt leads the pack. And to learn more about Cobalt follow us on LinkedIn or visit

About Cobalt

Cobalt was founded on the belief that pentesting can be better. Our pentests start faster and integrate with modern development cycles thanks to the powerful combination of a SaaS platform coupled with an exclusive community of testers. Today, over 1,200 customers use Cobalt to run pentests on demand via Pentest as a Service (PtaaS).

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Cobalt provides Pentest Services via our industry-leading Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform that is modernizing the traditional, static penetration testing model with streamlined processes, developer integrations, and on-demand pentesters. The Cobalt blog is where we highlight industry best practices, showcase some of our top-tier talent, and share information that's of interest to the cybersecurity community. More By Cobalt