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Website Penetration Testing Pricing – How Much Does a Website VAPT Cost?

Updated on: July 23, 2021

Website Penetration Testing Pricing – How Much Does a Website VAPT Cost?

The context of conducting website vulnerability assessment & penetration testing (VAPT) assumes importance from the growing trend of hackers to exploit and extract sensitive information from websites. Performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing also enable companies to comply with several data privacy and security laws and compliance and ensure that the customer data stored in it is safe.

Taking about VAPT, it is a popular notion that to beat a hacker, you have to think like a hacker. Penetration testing experts assess organization’s network environments, identify probable security loopholes, and try to exploit these loopholes to strengthen the security of systems and make them impenetrable against any cyberattack.

In other words, penetration testers’ activities resemble a lot like hackers. The only difference is that they try to break-in to your system to assess its strength against a variety of attacks – it is more like ethical hacking but more focused and pointed at discovering system;s weaknesses. Website penetration testing pricing (VAPT Pricing) is a widely asked aspect when the context is about running a pentest. The average cost for a single website penetration test is usually based on the scope of testing and application’s parameters. We at Astra Security offer 3 website security audit pricing as follows:

One TimeBi-Annual Quarterly
$299/Scan

(Includes 300 tests)
$240/Scan

(Includes 300 tests)
$210/Scan

(Includes 300 tests)
$499/Scan

(Includes 500+ tests)
$400/Scan

(Includes 300 tests)
$400/Scan

(Includes 300 tests)
$999/Scan

(Includes 1250+ tests)
$800/Scan

(Includes 500+ tests)
$700/Scan

(Includes 500+ tests)
The above table shows the pricing of website VAPT based on the number of tests performed & frequency of testing

Importance of VAPT services

Regular VAPT (or security audits) can play a decisive role in unearthing what lies beneath your website security configurations. In some industries, VAPT services are needed by the law to comply with the latest standards. For instance, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard also known as PCI DSS requires both an internal and external penetration test done by certified security experts. Let’s take you through the importance of VAPT services in a detailed manner.

  • VAPT can uncover the new security breaches introduced by new technology or procedures
  • VAPT services can verify whether your current security is strong enough to fight against cyberattacks or not
  • Ensures that your organization’s  IT infrastructure is compliant with the latest regulations
  • Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the present security measures
  • A successful VAPT done by reputed VAPT service provider can also get you a industry-recognized certification
Website VAPT Process
Image: Astra Security’s VAPT Process

Types of VAPT services you can opt for

Note that the VAPT pricing depends on the type of security audit being executed by the organization. Some of the common types of VAPT services executed by the modern-day organizations are as follows.

  • VAPT services based on approach: Approach based VAPT services can be further divided into black box testing, white box testing and grey box testing.
  • VAPT services based on methodology: In this type of pentest, there are several types of assessments and tests being carried out. The VAPT experts usually try to ascertain the security breaches and loopholes present in the IT security of the company. Based on the vulnerabilities, the company executes proper strategies to plug the loopholes.

Related blog – Detailed Sample Penetration Testing Report

How much one can expect to pay for availing VAPT services?

The VAPT pricing varies as per the range of the audit and a few other metrics. That said, most VAPT service providers quote prices between $500 to $10,000 for a single penetration testing scan for a website. These prices are also susceptible to a variation of specific systems. The cost of the scanning tools used by the testing provider also influences the final pricing of the VAPT services.

One of the foremost factors to consider determining the VAPT cost is the complex nature of the clients’ organization. For those organizations that have a complex and distributed computing network with several network devices along with compartmentalized network segments. Determining the cost of VAPT will need the service provider to factor in the potential attack vectors for a specific organization.

Another determinant of the final fee for VAPT is the scope of the pentest. The VAPT scope would largely influence the final quote to be provided as the testing provider. The testing provider may also charge extra fee to repair any security flaws that were discovered during the process of carrying out website pentest.

Average VAPT & pen-testing pricing for Networks

The VAPT pricing largely depends on the factors that have been enumerated earlier. However, one might expect a fee within the range of $4500 to $6500 for simple and sophisticated networks. For organizations that have complicated IR structure, the VAPT pricing may be from $10,000 to $15,000. But for larger organizations with complex IT infrastructure, the pricing may spring up to $30,000.

Professional VAPT services from Astra Security

Professional VAPT services from Astra Security ensure your IT infrastructure is ready to stay secure from a wide range of cyberattacks.

Image: Astra’s VAPT Dashboard

VAPT solution from Astra Security consist of two separate plans. They are advance and business plans. Interestingly, both of these plans vary on the basis of total number of tests executed and security sessions. What’s more, you can also buy this plan as an add-on over any VAPT plan.

All these VAPT services assist your IT network to identify and neutralize potential security breaches. From assessing patch up vulnerabilities to probing static and dynamic codes, Astra Security ensures that your web applications and IT infrastructure are impermeable to malware and other cyberattacks.

Availing VAPT services are quite essential for your business. A complete assessment of the website would let you know about the several varieties of loopholes and unpatched vulnerabilities. So, rely on Astra’s reliable VAPT services and secure your website from potential malicious attacks. Get your website tested today!

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Naman Rastogi

Naman Rastogi is a Growth hacker and digital marketer at Astra security. Working actively in cybersecurity for more than a year, Naman shares the passion for spreading awareness about cybersecurity amongst netizens. He is a regular reader of anything cybersecurity which he channelizes through the Astra blog. Naman is also a jack of all trade. He is certified in market analytics, content strategy, financial markets and more while working parallelly towards his passion i.e cybersecurity. When not hustling to find newer ways to spread awareness about cybersecurity, he can be found enjoying a game of ping pong or CSGO.
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