Top pentesting companies in South Africa, curated for you.

Ditch the guesswork, we've curated a list of top pentest services companies in

South Africa

based on reviews, PTaaS capabilities, platform offerings & more. Pentest is a business critical decision, choose the right platform with our research.

Top pentesting companies in South Africa.

Astra Security

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Astra Security is a leading penetration testing company specializing in protecting websites and businesses online. Their comprehensive suite of services includes (VAPT) for a wide range of digital assets, including websites, web apps, mobile apps, cloud infrastructure, network devices, and emerging technologies like blockchain.

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Pricing starts at:
$1,999/yr
Core Features
Vulnerability scanner
Pentest by security experts
Scan behind login
CI/CD integration
False positives (vetted)
Pentest Report

AVeS Cyber Security

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AVeS Cyber Security is an IT security solutions providing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and social engineering evaluations. Additionally, they offer consulting to bolster businesses' security posture.

Pricing:
Available on demand.
Core Features
Vulnerability scanner
Pentest by security experts
Scan behind login
CI/CD integration
False positives (vetted)
Pentest Report

Take Note IT

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Takenote IT is an acclaimed cyber security service provider that offers an array of services such as penetration testing, managed SOC services, and forensic investigations.

Pricing:
Available on demand.
Core Features
Vulnerability scanner
Pentest by security experts
Scan behind login
CI/CD integration
False positives (vetted)
Pentest Report

Nclose

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Nclose is a cyber security services that comprises an extensive list of vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to assist compliance, showcasing an infrastructure's vulnerability from an attacker's viewpoint.

Pricing:
Available on demand.
Core Features
Vulnerability scanner
Pentest by security experts
Scan behind login
CI/CD integration
False positives (vetted)
Pentest Report

Orange Cyberdefense

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Orange Cyberdefense is a trusted provider of security solutions that includes incident response, vulnerability management, and security intelligence. They are committed to protecting businesses against potential cyber threats.

Pricing:
Available on demand.
Core Features
Vulnerability scanner
Pentest by security experts
Scan behind login
CI/CD integration
False positives (vetted)
Pentest Report

Security compliances in South Africa requiring continuous pentests.

ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is a information security standard for financial data, intellectual assets, and staff information. Compliance to the standard is maintained through routine audits. ISO 27001 establishes trust and gives a business advantage over competitors.

PCI DSS

Meant for safeguarding cardholder data, PCI-DSS requires firms managing credit card data to maintain secure networks, guard cardholder data, manage vulnerabilities, place access control and network surveillance and maintain robust security.

SOC 2

SOC 2 verifies data handling practices in terms of security, availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. It is a stamp of approval indicating the strictness of controls required by businesses using external data storage.

How to select the right pentest company in South Africa?

Uses Right Mix of Vulnerability Scans & Penetration Tests 

Choose a pentest company that blends automated in-depth vulnerability scans with expert led manual pentesting to offer a holistic view of your security posture. The vulnerability scans ensure the app is scanned through depth of vulnerabilities, the pentest ensures real world simulation of attack using found vulnerabilities.

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Offers Continuous Ongoing Vulnerability Scanning

Focus on penetration testing companies that offer mature vulnerability scanners with scheduling, CI/CD, scan behind login features & other workflow integrations. A continuous scanner ensures you’re not left high and dry beyond until the next pentest.

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Deep Understanding of Compliance Pentesting

Prioritize pentest providers with built-in compliance focused scans and past experience. Ensure they offer continuous scanning to guarantee year-round compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, APP, and other data privacy regulations for your assets.

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Industry Recognized Pentest Certificates

Choose penetration testing companies that provide custom reports and Safe-to-Host pentest certificates after rigorous rescans. These publicly verifiable certificates help demonstrate your dedication to robust security for your partners and customers. 

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Vulnerability Management Capabilities

Prefer pentesting companies that offer end-to-end vulnerability management capabilities, exhaustive reports with vulnerability details, mitigation steps and comprehensive rescans to verify the patches. 

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Developer Friendly Platform

Prioritize companies that offer CXO-friendly dashboards with real-time updates, progress reports, user management capabilities, and seamless integration with your CI/CD pipeline from start to finish. Effortless progress tracking via Slack and Jira can also simplify tasks for CXOs.

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Has Certified & Experienced Pentesters

Focus on penetration testing providers with experienced security analysts and penetration experts. OSCP certifications and at least 3+ years of experience pentesting your specific type of application are some good starting points. 

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With Astra on your side, you'll never be in the news for wrong reasons.

Recent cyber attacks in Africa.

CIPC Cyberattack

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa experienced a cyberattack, compromising sensitive data on businesses and individuals in the country.
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Central Bank of Lesotho Cyberattack

The Central Bank of Lesotho, experienced severe outages following a cyberattack. The bank confirmed the incident and stated that several systems were affected.
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Ogun State Government Website Hack

The Ogun State Government website, ogunstate.gov.ng, was hacked by cybercriminals claiming to operate from the Maldives. The attackers identified themselves as "Anon Ghost" and defaced all pages of the website.
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Manual Pentest
Hacker Style Offensive Pentest
OWASP, SANS, CREST Standards
Industry Certified Pentesters
Verifiable Pentest Certificate
SOC2, ISO27001, HIPAA etc. Compliant Pentest
Continuous Scanner
9300+ Security Tests
CI/CD Integrations
Scan Behind Login Screen
Scan for Emerging Threats
Scan for emerging new threats
Vulnerability Management
Risk Based Prioritization (CVSS)
Potential Dollar Loss Predictor
Executive Reports & Views
Collaborate with Security Engineers
Assign vulnerabilities to engineers
AI Assisted Engine
Business Logic Test Cases
False Positive Triaging
Personal Security Assistant Bot
Chained Attacks Detection
API Test Cases Generation

Here’s why 650+ modern engineering teams
love Astra’s ever evolving Pentest platform.

Trusted by leading security-conscious businesses in Africa.

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Astra caught our immediate attention with its remarkable pentest efficiency and intuitive dashboard, which empowers us to monitor all security tests conducted on our applications in real-time.

— Antonio Romano, VP of Solutions Engineering, Rebrandly
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“Astra’s Pentest Suite provides exactly the features we need to maximize the security of the service we provide to our clients. We are impressed by their commitment to continuous rather than sporadic testing and the way in which their technology blends with ours.”

— Wayne Garb, CEO, Ooona
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We are impressed with Astra's dashboard and its amazing automated and scheduled scanning capabilities. Integrating these scans into our CI/CD pipeline was a breeze and saved us a lot of time. The rapid issue resolution and detailed vulnerability insights from Astra's security engineers empower us to comprehensively safeguard our system."

Ankur Rawal - Co-Founder & CTO Zenduty
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We use Astra's Pentest to regularly scan our SaaS for vulnerabilities & ensure we're always securing ourselves proactively. Having access to the latest pentest reports helps our sales team close faster by inspiring confidence in potential customers.

Apoorva Verma - Co-founder, Rattle
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I am very satisfied with the result and the recommendations of the audit report. It was an eye opener. We were able to optimize the security of the app to meet the expectations of our customers."

Olivier Trupiano, Founder & CEO (Signalement)
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Why should you choose Astra?

Astra Pentest puts you ahead

Our team of pentesters.

3000+

Pentests Done

15+ CVEs

Published by our security experts

2 Million+

Vulnerabilities uncovered in 2023
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Our Credentials

Our team holds a distinguished array of certifications, including OSCP, CEH, eJPT, eWPTXv2, and CCSP (AWS).

Top-rated by our customers
Voted #1
Best Software
Ease of use
Meets Requirements
Quality of Support

Don't cut corners on your security.
Do it right.

Frequently asked questions.

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