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PtaaS 2020

Analyst Research: Pentest as a Service Impact Report 2020

“Pentest as a Service Impact Report: 2020” aims to unravel and understand the specific benefits and challenges of deploying a PtaaS solution in a modern software development environment, as well as compare the SaaS model with traditional, legacy pentest services. 

A study conducted by Dr. Chenxi Wang, industry leader, Forbes contributor and experienced technology executive with a Ph.D in computer science, aims to understand the specific benefits and challenges of deploying a PtaaS solution in a modern software development environment.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Cobalt.io customers, which consist primarily of SaaS and Enterprise software providers and represent both publicly-held, global companies with thousands of employees and privately-held, mid-sized companies with hundreds of employees.

What are the learnings?

  • Application security is a top business priority
  • Companies are expanding pentesting scopes and frequency
  • PtaaS enables more agile testing and closer collaboration between security and development teams
  • PtaaS has a lower overhead than traditional, services-based pentesting

PtaaS Impact Report: 2020