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Modern pentesting for security and development teams

Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform is paired with an exclusive community of testers to deliver the real-time insights you need to remediate risk quickly and innovate securely.

World-class pentesting
at your fingertips

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Speed
  • Easily set up a pentest in four guided steps using the Pentest Wizard.
  • We’ll review your submission and assign pentesters with skills suited to your needs.
Collaboration
  • Collaborate with Cobalt pentesters through real-time, in-app vulnerability findings. 
  • Get quick status updates and discuss details throughout the process with our Slack integration.
Integration
  • Integrate into your SDLC with Jira and GitHub, or use the Cobalt API to sync with your remediation teams and fix findings faster.
Results
  • Customize reports to best suit your audience. 
  • We offer a variety of templates, including a full pentest report with finding details, a customer letter, and an attestation.
Validation
  • Close the remediation loop by submitting your fixed findings for unlimited retesting.
  • Direct retesting efforts with thoroughly documented pentest data.
Progress
  • View findings data over time to improve security outcomes with the Insights feature. 
  • Analyze trends by pentest type, status, criticality, time to fix and more.

Experience the benefits of better pentesting

50
%
faster than traditional pentesting
25
%
less costly than traditional pentesting
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Faster

launch and testing
Launch pentests in days, not weeks, with our intuitive SaaS platform and team of on-demand security experts.
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Smarter

remediation of risk
Accelerate find-to-fix cycles through technology integrations and real-time collaboration with pentesters.
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Stronger

security posture

Mature your security program through a scalable, data-driven approach to pentesting.

Pentesting for
everything you need

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Web

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API

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Mobile

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External Network

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Internal Network

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Cloud Services

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Web

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API

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Mobile

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External Network

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Internal Network

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Cloud Services

Compliance frameworks we test for

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Eric Galis
VP OF COMPLIANCE AND SECURITY AT CENGAGE
“The main benefits that we get from Cobalt are speed, scalability, and repeatability. We’re able to quickly launch and execute pentests; and beyond that, we’re able to see individual findings in real time and relay them to the engineering team so they can start triaging immediately.”

Our Pentest as a Service lifecycle

The Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) model combines data, technology, and talent to resolve security challenges for modern web applications, mobile applications, networks, and APIs. This new approach applies a SaaS security platform to pentesting in order to enhance workflow efficiencies.

The PtaaS life cycle consists of six stages, supported by three core components.

Manage

Start off your test right by ensuring proper access and security controls.

Collaborate

Empower collaboration between testers and your team with streamlined workflows.

Integrate

While the test is running, feed results directly into your DevSecOps ecosystem.
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Discover

The first step in the Pentest as a Service process is the discovery phase where all parties involved prepare for the engagement. On the customer side, this involves mapping the attack surface areas and creating accounts on the Cobalt platform. The Cobalt PenOps Team assigns a Cobalt Core Lead and Domain Experts with skills that match your technology stack. A Slack channel is also created to simplify real-time communication between you and the Pentest Team.

For more information about this phase, check out

3 Tips for Preparing for a Pentest.

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Plan

The second step is to strategically plan, scope, and schedule your pentest. This typically involves a 30-minute phone call with the Cobalt teams. The main purpose of the call is to offer a personal introduction, align on the timeline, and finalize the testing scope.

For more information about this phase, check out

4 Tips to Successfully Kick Off a Pentest.

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Test

The third step is where the pentesting will take place. Steps 1 and 2 are necessary to establish a clear scope, identify the target environment, and set up credentials for the test. Now is the time for the experts to analyze the target for vulnerabilities and security flaws that might be exploited if not properly mitigated.

As the Pentest Team conducts testing, the Cobalt Core Lead ensures depth of coverage and communicates with your security team as needed via the platform and Slack channel. This is also where the true creative power of the Cobalt Core comes into play.

For more information about this phase, check out

Get to Know the Cobalt Core.

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Remediate

Accelerate your remediation with the fourth phase in the lifecycle. This phase is an interactive and on-going process, where individual findings are posted in the platform as they are discovered. Integrations send them directly to developers’ issue trackers, and teams can start patching immediately. At the end of your test, the Cobalt Core Lead reviews all the findings and produces a final summary report.

The report is not static; it's a living document that is updated as changes are made (see Re-Testing in Phase 5).

For more information about this phase, check out

Explore Cobalt's PtaaS Integrations.

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Report

When you mark a finding as “Ready for Re-test” on the platform, a Cobalt Core pentester verifies the fix and updates the final report.

Report types vary based on the pentest being conducted. Comprehensive Pentests include a full report with finding details, a customer letter, and an attestation, providing you with different formats to suit your various stakeholders like executive teams, auditors, and customers. Agile Pentests include an automated report with finding details, intended for internal consumption.

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Analyze

Once the testing is complete, you have the opportunity to analyze your pentest results more thoroughly to inform and prioritize remediation actions.

At this phase, you benefit from a deep dive into the pentest report with insights comparing your risk profile against others globally, identifying common vulnerabilities to inform development teams, and driving your security program's maturity.

Furthermore, executive teams will be delighted by the ease of use to track and communicate pentest program performance.

For more information about this phase, check out

3 Key Factors for Improving a Pentest.

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