The Bugcrowd Security Knowledge Platform

Additional Info

Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


Traditional penetration testing has been a cornerstone of cybersecurity for decades. However, this approach is painfully slow and suffers from a limited talent pool, resulting in unactionable, non-transparent results. Based on these limitations, traditional pen testing is ill-suited to deal with the rapidly diversifying types of cyberattacks today.

Bugcrowd Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) offers the modern alternative to conventional pen testing on an engineered software and services platform. Tests launch within days, not weeks or months, with pentesters carefully selected based on skill sets needed (e.g., for testing Web/mobile apps, APIs, or any other target) and rotated on demand. The customer has real-time visibility into timelines/test progress, analytics, and prioritized results through a rich dashboard, and tests can be easily, cloned, managed, and organized at scale, if needed.

Bugcrowd PTaaS was designed not only to achieve compliance goals, but also to improve risk reduction. The solution allows customers to choose assets, methods, duration, and models when deploying pen testing, as well as providing direct access to the team of testers themselves. Prioritized results flow into the customer’s existing dev workflows for fast remediation.

The Bugcrowd Platform’s CrowdMatch technology utilizes machine learning to find pentesters, and if desired, motivate them with pay-to-perform incentives. CrowdMatch applies artificial intelligence to select the best researchers for each unique program based on skill sets, track record, and availability. Additionally, our QA specialists monitor all activity to maintain trusted relationships.

Bugcrowd PTaaS is offered alongside other tools on the Bugcrowd Security Knowlege Platform. This platform helps customers find hidden vulnerabilities before the attackers by orchestrating data, technology, and human ingenuity at scale (aka The Crowd). Bugcrowd PTaaS seamlessly integrates with Bugcrowd’s Vulnerability Disclosure, Bug Bounty, Attack Surface Management, and all other solutions on the Bugcrowd Platform.

How we are different

Speed, Configurability & Flexibility: Customers have a choice of assets, methodologies, duration, and models when launching Pen Test, in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, with tests launching in as quickly as 3 days

Elite Testers Precisely Matched to Your Needs: Access to penetration testers with the precise skills, certifications, and track records for your needs will always deliver more critical findings than a bench of “off-the-shelf” testers. Users receive visibility into the progress of pen testers through their checklist, in addition to findings, providing the transparency needed for best results

Delivery on a Multi-solution Platform: Doing penetration testing in parallel with other solutions on a multi-solution SaaS platform–instead of just building a “better silo”–enables a depth of scale, contextual insight, and efficiency that translates into maximum, long-term risk reduction.