Fairer and more transparent Pentest estimates for clients
As Pentesters we were never comfortable with the way tests were scoped and costs were estimated in traditional Pentesting firms.
The industry's whole 'Contact Me' approach to pricing inevitably required clients to suffer through a call as the sales person aggressively tried to work out how much padding they could get away with charging.
This lack of transparency at the outset set a bad tone for the close professional relationship that was supposed to follow between Pentester and client.
Starting the conversation from a 'well how much have you got to spend?' perspective, meant clients were never sure they were getting good value. As a result, tests were rushed to save money, meanwhile, the Pentesters felt frustrated by the pressure to round up hours, rather than focus what value they could possibly deliver to the end customer.
In a time when security teams need to work with Pentesters as an extension of their team, it was getting in the way and ultimately, security suffered. That's why we’ve gone for something radically different: