Bugcrowd to Launch Penetration Tests With A Few Clicks


Bugcrowd has announced new capabilities in its Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) offering that enables buyers to purchase, set up, and manage pen tests directly online without a need for lengthy sales calls and scoping sessions. PTaaS is one of several solutions delivered on the Bugcrowd Security Knowledge Platform.

Legacy pen test solutions are slow, nontransparent, and low impact, and other PTaaS providers deliver what are often shallow vulnerability assessments–with neither offering access to pentester skill sets that many users need. Bugcrowd now enables users to set up and launch a human-driven, high-impact pen test with a team matched to their precise needs with just a few clicks, cutting configuration time from days to hours.

Bugcrowd says it is offering the only platform-driven PTaaS through its Security Knowledge Platform, which includes a rich Pen Test Dashboard for real-time access to test status, analytics, prioritized findings, and methodology progress.

“Bugcrowd is on a journey to transform pen tests from what are currently cumbersome consulting projects into agile, high-impact, highly engineered products that can be procured, scoped, and delivered ‘as a service’ through a multi-solution SaaS platform,” said Dave Gerry, CEO of Bugcrowd. “With this announcement,  we’re democratizing security testing to empower organizations to quickly access the expertise of the crowd and transform the end-to-end experience for buyers and testers alike.”