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Pen Testing Headed to the Cloud

In the security market, penetration testing is a time-honored practice that typically requires a lot of time to organize, schedule and manage. Security vendor Trustwave is now aiming to change the delivery model for penetration testing with a managed security testing service that is provisioned from the cloud, but still includes the use of human intelligence.

The managed security testing service enables enterprises to schedule their own tests via the cloud, Trustwave Director Charles Henderson told eWEEK. "Penetration testing has traditionally been a vendor-driven prospect," Henderson said. "In the legacy model, you are consuming the penetration test on the vendor's terms from scheduling all the way on down."

The Trustwave approach is about giving enterprises the ability to control and manage the penetration-testing process. Henderson said the testing is comprehensive and blends human intelligence with automated processes.

Read the full story at eWeek:
Trustwave Automates Penetration Testing With Cloud Service

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.