The future is automated security testing

Automated security testing allows channel partners to provide effective cybersecurity to their clients cheaply and efficiently as well as providing a steady stream of regular income.

There’s been increasing debate online and in the cybersecurity sector recently over both the future and current utility of traditional penetration testing.

Some of the issues with traditional penetration tests

  • Poorly scoped penetration tests don’t offer good value.
  • Often companies use penetration tests not because they genuinely want to test the security of their systems but rather as a way of appeasing an auditor or demonstrating compliance. 
  • Some vendors appear to offer penetration testing but then charge a great deal of money to perform what is essentially a vulnerability & patch assessment scan using commercial off the shelf products.
  • Some vendors take the report from a product, re-badge it, and send it to a customer. Unhelpfully, this could tar all penetration testing companies with the same negative brush.

Some experts suggest that in its current form penetration testing is something of a waste of time, expensive and used by organisations as a means to show their compliance rather than secure their networks.

Automation is easy and cost-effective with CyberScore™

This is where automation comes in. With the issue of cybercrime growing as more and more organisations do business online, channel partners need to be able to deliver a solution that can both be great value to their clients and provide regular revenue for themselves.

Tools like CyberScore™ allow organisations to scan their networks as often as they like, allowing them a clear view of their cybersecurity and create a sustained partnership with their provider.

You don’t need to be a cyber expert

If your knowledge of cybersecurity isn’t the best then don’t worry as CyberScore™ is easy to use. Once installed onto an organisation’s network it automatically analyses the data it gathers, identifies any vulnerabilities found and conveys this information back to the user. The security of an organisation is rated from 0-10 for internal security and A-F for external. As well as the score the user has the option of a Get-Well Plan that offers in-depth jargon-free advice on how to improve the score if needed. 

Regular Revenue

One big feature of CyberScore™ is peer rating, which shows users if they’re in the top 10% of organisations for cybersecurity, the worst 10% or somewhere in between. This is a great revenue opportunity for channel partners who can cyber score its customers quickly, identify the best and worst performers, and then get back to them with solutions generating direct revenues and additional revenue streams such as implementing Get Well Plans, replacing obsolete equipment etc.

Here at XQ Cyber, we struggle to see how that does not represent good value for the customer and it's a product that channel partners have been craving for ages.

Want to learn more about how XQ CyberScore™ can help secure your business? Visit our website at and if you want to give yourself the very best protection against cybersecurity threats.

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