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What Is.com Word of the Day: Pentesting as a Service (PTaas)

On Feb. 4, 2020, NetSPI Product Manager Jake Reynolds was featured in TechTarget’s WhatIs.com defining Pentesting as a Service.

Pentesting as a Service (PTaaS) is a cloud service that provides information technology (IT) professionals with the resources they need to conduct and act upon point-in-time and continuous penetration tests. The goal of PTaaS is to help organizations build successful vulnerability management programs that can find, prioritize and remediate security threats quickly and efficiently.

In IT security, it is common practice for businesses to hire reputable, white hat testers to come in and proactively look for attack vectors that could be exploited. Inviting an outside entity to try and breach a network, server or application may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s also one of the best ways to identify and remediate difficult-to-spot security issues.

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