Security teams are increasingly turning to penetration testing tools to advance their in-house programs through strategic exploitation automation. However, it can be challenging to round out a comprehensive and integrated pen testing toolset that meets both your organization’s requirements as well as your budget. In this blog, we’ll explore how Core Impact’s tiered offering provides flexibility and gives more businesses access to this powerful tool and all that it offers.
Why Everyone Should Pen Test
No organization is immune from cybersecurity threats. Businesses in every industry have become a prime target for attackers, since they all house sensitive data of some kind, whether it be employee information or customer credit card numbers. All organizations should periodically assess their security, and one of the most effective ways to do so is with penetration testing.
Pen tests evaluate your organization’s ability to protect itself from attempts to circumvent security controls in order to gain access to different assets or sensitive data. A penetration test doesn’t just reveal vulnerabilities, it also will actively exploit them to provide a better picture of attack paths that threat actors may take. Ultimately, a penetration test can show your security strengths and weaknesses, and will help you prioritize any security risks that are revealed during the process.
What Are the Advantages of a Tiered Model for Pen Testing Tools?
You don’t have to pay for what you don’t need. Many organizations may just be starting to pen test in-house, or may be in the early stages of building a vulnerability management program. If you have only been running vulnerability scans, you may not be ready to run every type of test that a tool has to offer. Starting with a basic tier ensures that you’re only paying for what you’re using as you’re learning to incorporate internal pen testing into your security strategy.
For example, Core Impact Basic is ideal for those in need of a strong pen testing foundation. It integrates with scanners to validate vulnerabilities and offers automation capabilities to help guide new testers through network pen tests. And those that are looking to build on their program by running client-side pen tests like phishing campaigns can use Core Impact Pro to run both network and client-side tests in the same centralized platform.
It can help you build a business case. In an ideal world, organizations would have endless amount of resources for cybersecurity. Realistically, budgets are limited, and security teams have to justify which solutions should be kept or added to their portfolio. Having a solution with tiered pricing allows organizations to purchase a basic tier to prove that a pen testing tool is effective and worthwhile to then be granted approval to upgrade.
You can upgrade without having to add new tools. Those looking to expand their programs should not have to deal with the added hassle of having to search for and train on a new tool. Simply moving to another tier streamlines the process, adding additional features more efficiently.
For example, an organization with Core Impact Pro that wishes to expand their reach can transition to Core Impact Enterprise and use the same robust tool for network, client-side, or web application tests, and take part in collaborative teaming sessions.
Core Impact Licensing Flexibility
Core Impact is a comprehensive penetration testing platform that safely and efficiently replicates attacks and uncovers security weaknesses. Organizations can maximize their resources with certified exploits and guided automations, which provide valuable insights that will help mitigate risk and protect essential assets.
Core Impact is designed with users in mind, and that includes licensing options with an unlimited number of IPs. Now, starting at $9,000 for an annual subscription license per user, Core Impact’s simple tiered pricing model provides the versatility needed to allow organizations to build their pen testing program at a reasonable pace and price. Core Impact also keeps cost in mind for larger security and pen testing teams, with discounts available for those buying multiple licenses. Whether you choose the Basic, Pro, or Enterprise edition, Core Impact ensures your pen testers can uncover and mitigate security risks no matter your company size, use case, or budget.