Network Security Testing (AKA Network Penetration Testing) involves both automated and manual evaluation and testing of your network to ensure it provides protection against abuse of your data. We use a combination of automated industry standard scanning tools to look for well known vulnerabilities as well as conduct extensive manual testing to find vulnerabilities and attack vectors not otherwise detectable by automated tools.

This is more than a simple vulnerability assessment. We actively attempt to circumvent security controls by carrying out exploits that take advantage of discovered vulnerabilities, revealing what an adversary would be able to do. During testing, we look for any method that can violate the CIA Triad security model (confidentiality, integrity, availability).

  • Confidentiality is limiting information to only the authorized person(s) who should have access to it.
  • Integrity is ensuring data/communication at rest or in transit can only originate from, be sent to, or be modified by an authorized person(s).
  • Availability is the ability for an authorized person(s) to access the resources when needed.

The purpose of testing is to enumerate your exposure (within the given time constraints), identify and verify as many vulnerabilities as possible, ensure your security configurations are strong, and then provide actionable solutions to help you protect your organization from attack/compromise. Types of common vulnerabilities found during this testing include those that allow an attacker to gain remote access into your environment, escalate privileges, gain access to your most sensitive data, and exfiltrate it from your network. In most cases, we will leverage the discovered vulnerabilities to (1) verify it is exploitable and (2) determine your exposure, should it be breached.

The testing is largely centered around the PTESNIST SP 800-115, and OSSTMM testing guides, but also includes our internal/proprietary methodologies.  This is “noisy” and may generate alerts in the monitoring solutions you have deployed.

View our Sample Findings and Recommendations Report to see the level of detail PEN Consultants provides in our report.

Sample Pricing
  • Micro: Less than 12 active external IPs – $6,000
    • Internal (vs external): <250 endpoints / <25 servers, add $500 to the above
  • Small: Less than 25 active external IPs – $8,000
    • Internal (vs external): <750 endpoints / <50 servers, add $750 to the above
  • Medium: Less than 75 active external IPs – $12,000
    • Internal (vs external): <2,000 endpoints / <150 servers, add $1,000 to the above
  • Large: Less than 300 active external IPs – $18,000
    • Internal (vs external): <7,500 endpoints / <600 servers, add $1,500 to the above
  • xLarge: More than 300 active external (or 7,500 internal) IPs – Varies
Add-On Services

In order to keep our testing prices low, we’ve removed certain services that not every client requests.  You only pay for the following services you need:

  • post-testing briefings – executive level and/or technical level
    • Micro: $275 each, Small: $350 each, Medium: $450 each, Large: $525 each, xLarge: varies
  • remediation testing
    • Micro: $450, Small: $525, Medium: $625, Large: $700, xLarge: varies
  • assist technical support staff with mitigations
    • $700 per 5-hr block of consultant time
  • assist SOC staff in building detections
    • $700 per 5-hr block of consultant time
  • on-site supplemental testing and/or visits:
    • mileage fee of $3 per mile from 78006
    • plus, $250-400 per day for most visits


DISCLAIMER: Sample pricing listed is not actual pricing.  These dollar amounts are estimates based on the number of hours required for engagements of similar size and assumes white box testing and at least a 60-day lead time..  They are provided to give you a ballpark idea of the cost for the service.  The total cost will be based on the estimated number of hours to perform the requested service and our hourly rate.  Black box testing, specific complexities, and other non-standard situations will increase costs.  Additionally, sample pricing does not include travel or other non-standard expenses (specialized equipment, materials, etc.). Final pricing is determined during the no-obligation scoping phase (before testing starts).

DISCLAIMER: Other than Wireless Testing, all testing is remote-only unless otherwise noted.  Sample prices and prices quoted are for remote-only and do not include travel.  See the On-site Supplemental Testing add-on for more information.


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