What is the lead time for a pentest?

The timeframe for completing a pentest varies based on several factors. For instance, the utilization of automated tools in the testing process may require several days to a week for completion, influenced by factors such as application size and server responsiveness. Furthermore, our rigorous process includes a thorough review by a seasoned second pentester (following the four-eye principle) and an assessment manager who conducts a final check on the report, adding to the overall time required.

Generally, for a comprehensive penetration test, clients can expect a lead time of approximately three to four weeks from the commencement of the research phase.