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Pcysys Extends Penetration Testing as a Service to MSSPs

Pcysys has extended its PenTera automated penetration testing platform to MSSPs (managed security services providers).

Twitter: @pcysys
Twitter: @pcysys

The new Pcysys release, dubbed PenTera Service Provider (SP), enables MSSPs to purchase licenses for penetration-test instances and leverage them to deliver penetration testing-as-a-service, the company said. It also provides MSSPs with the option to resell PenTera SP.

In addition, MSSPs can use PenTera SP to help organizations assess and improve their cyber resilience and comply with data security regulations, Pcysys said. This ensures MSSPs can leverage PenTera to protect organizations against evolving cyberattacks.

PenTera does not require any installations or network configurations, the company indicated. It also executes exploits without disrupting an organization's day-to-day operations, and re-tests and validates corrective actions, the company asserts.

Penetration Testing Market Forecast, Growth, Options

Global penetration testing market revenues are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26 percent between 2018 and 2023, according to industry analyst Market Research Future. These revenues also could total $2.8 billion by 2023.

Amid that market growth, numerous companies are promoting free, trial or MSSP-centric penetration testing tools or related developments. Recent examples include:

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.