A new approach to pentest estimates

October 17, 2019

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:

We’ve brought the whole process online

Instant online Pentest estimates

With our secure portal, clients can generate an instant estimate for pen-testing jobs themselves. The process is simple and hourly rates are fixed, so everyone knows what they are getting.

No pitches, no proposals, no phone calls and no hard sell - just simple, transparent pricing.

We might have to leave a little money on the table but in the long run it’s worth it to know clients are treated fairly and trust their Pentesters.

Book a demo today and we’ll show you how it works.

Happy testing!

The OnSecurity Development Team.


Conor O'Neill Pentester and OnSecurity CoFounder

About Conor O'Neill

Conor is our Co-Founder and Head of Product Strategy at OnSecurity. Conor has over a decade of IT security experience, and has held a number of impressive letters after his surname, including M.Sc, CRT, GCIH and CISSP.

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