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Next Gen Pen Test

Results You Want
Coverage You Need

Better coverage, better results

Bugcrowd Next Gen Pen Test combines the collective creativity of the Crowd with methodology-driven reports you need to meet compliance requirements.

Right Resource,
Right Now

Global community of pen testers and hackers with the skills you need to find more, faster.

Fix Faster,
Build Better

Quickly action vulnerabilities with Remediation Advice, SDLC integration, and re-testing.

Meet Compliance

Next Gen Pen Test has been independently assessed to help you meet and own PCI objectives.

Defining NGPT

When organizations want to find more high priority vulnerabilities, faster, they turn to managed crowdsourced security programs. When they need the objective compliance artifacts required by stakeholders, but don’t want to sacrifice the results from a crowdsourced model, they turn to Next Gen Pen Tests.
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Traditional Pen TestingBugcrowd Next Gen Pen Test
Meets Compliance RequirementsProvider helps you meet HIPAA, NIST, and other compliance initiativesYesYes
Offering is QSAC PCI CertifiedSometimesYes
Provider Certified in ISO27001, SOC2 Type 1 & 2N/AYes
ResourceExperiencePen TestersPen Testers + Hackers with a variety of skills
Number2 – 3Flexible number of Pen Testers and Hackers depending on your needs and preferences
SkillDepth or BreadthDepth AND Breadth
SelectionFirst AvailableCrowdMatch™ for the right experience & skills
TestTimingScheduling DelaysRight Resources Right Now
Coverage AnalysisNoneVerified with TrafficControl™ + activity logs
DurationOne 2-3 week engagementOn-Demand or Continuous
ResultsReporting1 ReportQSAC certified Report Format + Exec Summary + Continuous Insights available in platform
Quality of ResultsLow severityCritical, Unusual
TriageManualAutomated Security Workflows for faster triage and a 95% Signal to Noise ratio
DeliveryAll vulnerabilities submitted at the endRolling vulnerability submission + triage to promote rolling remediation
RatingSubjectiveVRT and CVSS Rating for objective determinations
SDLC IntegrationIntegrationsNoJIRA, Slack, ServiceNow, Github
EducationRemediation AdviceNoAll vulnerabilities tagged with remediation advice to help development teams fix faster
Pen Tester CommunicationSometimesResearcherDirect™
Lifecycle SupportRe-TestingSometimesYes, plus updated reports optional
Automated Program Health AssessmentsNoAutomated PHAs help our team ensure value today and every day
Dedicated Program ManagerLight-touch interactionHands-on throughout entire engagement

Next Gen Pen Test Features

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Continuous Coverage

Multiply impact with dedicated team
for 24/7 coverage.

Next Gen Pen Test multiplies approaches and impact, incentivizing a broader pool of resources to follow a methodology-driven assessment while continuously surfacing vulnerabilities.

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Coverage Analysis and

Provide development the information needed to fix faster and build better.

Traffic Control technology enables activity verification, access control, and unsurpassed information about how vulnerabilities were discovered for advanced coverage analysis.

SDLC Integration

Ensure development has all the information needed to fix and build better.

With JIRA, Slack, ServiceNow, and Github integrations, getting the right information to the right team members has never been easier. Baked-in Remediation Advice and objective VRT/CVSS ratings provide remediation consistency while promoting more secure build cycles.


Methodology Driven Reports

Bugcrowd’s BugHunter™ Methodology blends OWASP Top 10 (PCI, NIST, Hi Trust, etc), with industry best practices for optimal coverage and vulnerability identification

Top Pen Testers and Researchers

Bugcrowd’s crowd of top talent consists of thousands of Pen Testers and elite Researchers with a variety of skills across web, network, API, mobile device, IoT, reverse engineering, and more. Bugcrowd also delivers strict ID and/or background checks if required for any engagement

Continuous Vulnerability Assessment

Unlike time-boxed assessments, NGPT programs runs 24/7/365 to reflect agile software development cycles. Rather than being paid for time only, Pen Testers and Researchers are motivated to find critical vulnerabilities by reward for results as well as effort.

Named Customer Success Manager

Bugcrowd assigns a known person to help guide you through every program, including routine check-ins and QBRs as required

Jira Integration

Improves Security Development Lifecycle by streamlining interaction with Dev Team and their Software Development Lifecycle.

Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy (VRT™)

Bugcrowd reduces overhead for customers by leveraging years of collated learning on the severity and impact of vulnerabilities, in order to better validate and prioritize submissions.

Managed Social Model

Managed social to ensure no accidental disclosures of vulnerabilities. We work with you & the Pen Testers and Researchers to promote responsible disclosures.

Target Management

Manage multiple different programs simultaneously with platform telemetry reporting for each target.

Triage SLA

SLAs ranging from less than 8 hours to less than 48 hours depending on severity

Remediation Advice

Expert advice mapped to the VRT rankings assigned to every submission

Fair Liability Terms

Bugcrowd backs the work of its support team, without need for customers to contract separately with the Researchers and Pen Testers themselves.


Bugcrowd includes retesting of specified targets for all engagements, free of charge.

Test Internal Targets

Bugcrowd enables testing of non-internet facing targets with the help of proxy control

Coverage Analysis

Bugcrowd ensures comprehensive coverage of all targets by analyzing the logs of Researchers and Pen Testers to ensure adherence to methodologies, as well as provide insight into how vulnerabilities were found

Direct Researcher Collaboration

Bugcrowd provides embedded chat room functionality directly within our platform for secure collaboration between researchers and customers.

We help leading organizations find more and do more

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Bugcrowd’s Next Gen Pen Test Enables Movember to Secure its Data Before its Busy Period

“With Bugcrowd everything seemed so
seamless: innovative testing, ease of platform use and speed of detection are all great.”

Marcus Nance, Delivery Lead for the Movember Foundation

Better Results Powered by Crowdcontrol

Pen Testers are Awesome

But the traditional pen test model fails to take advantage of their collective expertise. Next Gen Pen Test changes that. With access to a worldwide network of pen testers and hackers with the skills, experience, and trust you require, we build the right team for your specific needs every time. Our layered approach ensures we find and help you action more critical vulnerabilities, faster.

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Industry Best Practices, Automated Workflows

Crowdcontrol™ helps us automatically aggregate and triage submissions as they are submitted by our Crowd. Bugcrowd’s BugHunter™ Methodology blends OWASP Top 10 with industry best practice for optimal coverage. ResearcherDirect allows customers communicate directly with the Crowd for more transparency. Platform integrations and Remediation Advice help you get the right information to the right people, fast.

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Dedicated Management and Triage Teams

Dedicated program managers help aggregate results and evolve your program while our expert triage team provides unique insights and context on vulnerabilities as they surface. Along the way, continuous program health assessments ensure you have the right mix of incentives to ensure your program is successful.

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Bugcrowd provides end-to-end support for every Next Gen Pen Test assessment. From team selection, to vulnerability triage and management, we’ve got your back.

Identify the
Right Team

We find and incentivize the right pen testers and hackers for your program.

Choose Your Methodology

Pen testers and hackers hunt for vulnerabilities based on your specifications.


Triage and Validate

We validate and prioritize the vulnerabilities that matter most.


Verify and Remediate

SDLC integration, objective VRT ratings, and Remediation Advice help your team build better.


Build your Solution

Tell us what you’re looking for in your Next Gen Pen Test Program




Best fit for customers with high-value targets, rapid or agile development lifecycles, or those who perform multiple pen tests a year.


Project-based programs offer a time-bound assessment, similar to a traditional pen test.



1x Pen Test Report a Year by Trust Enabled Researchers and Pen Testers. Standard SLAs.


2x Pen Test Reports a Year by Elite Researchers and Pen Testers. Premium SLAs. Additional testing, analysis and collaboration tools included.


4x Pen Test Reports a Year by Elite Plus Researchers and Pen Testers. All benefits of Professional plus Premium Plus support, and custom integrations.

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