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NEXT GEN PEN TEST VS TRADITIONAL PEN TEST

How much could you be saving in cost per vulnerability?

Penetration testing is an invaluable tool for reducing business risk and meeting security compliance initiatives. But the traditional model of two testers for two weeks has failed to keep pace with today’s dynamic attack surface. And while there’s value in negative testing, limited results may be more symptomatic of limited resources than limited vulnerabilities. Pay for findings, not time.

This calculator was designed to help you determine the value of Next Gen Pen Test, given your current testing schedule, results, and costs.

How many pen tests do you do a year?
What do you spend on each?
Average number of valid vulnerabilities discovered per test?
How many hours does your internal team spend facilitating each test?
What is their annual salary?

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per vuln

Bugcrowd cost
per vuln

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Executive Summary

How much could you save in cost per vulnerability with Next Gen Pen Test?

Most traditional pen tests are designed and priced to give you one thing- a compliance report. While this artifact is often necessary for passing auditor, stakeholder, and partner scrutiny, finding critical vulnerabilities shouldn’t just be a ‘nice to have.’

Bugcrowd’s Next Gen Pen Test combines a crowdsourced model with SaaS-powered workflow automation to deliver more value, at a lower cost per vulnerability than traditional pay-by-the-hour assessments.

This document illustrates the potential cost per vulnerability savings your organization could retain by switching from traditional testing to Bugcrowd’s Next Gen Pen Test. Our pricing includes recruiting, managing, and cycling a team of experienced and trusted pen testers to conduct both free-form as well as methodology-driven testing on targets you define. Free-form testers are paid only for findings, while methodology testers are paid by Bugcrowd-funded grants ensure complete target coverage. By applying this blended approach, our clients have seen an average of 3x more valid vulnerabilities per year than legacy testing methods. Additionally, workflow automation and platform integrations enable NGPT customers to allocate 1/3 time normally required for testing set-up and reporting.

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How many pentests do you do a year?
What do you spend on each?
How much was paid in incentivized bounties per vuln? (Optional)
Average number of valid vulnerabilities discovered per test?
How many hours does your internal team spend facilitating each test?
What is their annual salary?
Subsequent cost for hours spent
Out of Pocket Expense
Cost Per Vulnerability
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