Cobalt’s Pentesting as a Service

Additional Info

Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionService


Cobalt is the leading pentest as a service (PtaaS) company revolutionizing pentesting. Companies need manual, thorough, penetration testing performed on their digital assets to establish trust with customers, comply with regulatory requirements and improve their security posture. However, traditional pentesting services take weeks to schedule and deliver, work in isolation, and provide written results long after the testing has been done. This cumbersome and inefficient process does not fit with today’s agile development practices and leaves companies at risk of breaches.

The threat landscape is continuously evolving and becoming more challenging to overcome. To better understand how the pentesting field in particular is changing, Cobalt compiles real-time research through its annual State of Pentesting Report and assesses its services accordingly. Cobalt’s latest report, which focused on employee burnout and bandwidth, found that 94% of security professionals had been affected by labor shortages in the last year, and that
90% of security professionals who had suffered shortages were now struggling with workload management. With these findings in mind, Cobalt released its Agile Pentesting offerings. Agile Pentesting enables organizations to focus on a specific area of an asset, such as a new feature or product release, a specific vulnerability, or incremental testing. This way you maintain security at every level of development.

Cobalt’s PtaaS offerings enable teams to both test and secure their code faster, allowing teams to move quickly without sacrificing security in the software development life cycle (SDLC) and accelerate their DevOps journeys while aligning with their CI/CD pipelines. This new offering comes at a vital time for DevOps teams suffering from talent shortages and an evolving threat landscape. Fast, more comprehensive pentesting saves time, money, and valuable data especially in the midst of economic and labor uncertainty.

How we are different

- Smarter: Cobalt provides a Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform that modernizes the traditional, static penetration testing model. Cobalt is transforming pentesting by providing streamlined processes and developer integrations. This year Cobalt received ISO 27001 and SOC2 Type 2 certifications - key industry recognitions which help protect customer data.

- Faster: Cobalt utilizes its exclusive and private community of thoroughly vetted pentesters known as the Cobalt Core. They are the driving force behind Cobalt’s Pentest as a Service platform and consist of more than 400 members worldwide. With the help of the Cobalt Core, customers can build their pentest program quickly and efficiently. This year alone Cobalt delivered more than 3600 pentests representing 36% YoY growth.

- Stronger: Cobalt is helping companies mature their security program through a scalable, data-driven approach to pentesting. With integrations into security and development tools like their public API, and real-time collaboration with pentesters, Cobalt enables modern DevSecOps teams to both test and secure their code faster. This enables teams to move quickly without leaving room for vulnerabilities, especially during a time when strong cybersecurity postures are needed and in the midst of economic uncertainty.