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Penetration Testing & Red Teaming

Pentest takes an offensive approach to information security, providing research-led penetration testing, red teaming, and security consultancy services

What We Do

Pentest (a Shearwater Group plc company) services are designed to not only uncover IT security vulnerabilities, but to support ongoing information security efforts, to pass on our wealth of expertise and to increase the digital resilience of your organisation.

Penetration testing

Simulating the actions of a threat actor to uncover and classify vulnerabilities across networks, web/mobile applications, and connected devices.

Red teaming

Goal-based engagements to test advanced internal security teams and wider attacks surfaces, using any route possible within the set scope.

Security Consultancy

If you’re unsure what your next information security steps are, we’ll help you develop a security improvement plan based on your organisational needs.

How We Do It

We operate globally as a trusted partner to security-mature organisations, including global enterprises, and public sector and private sector businesses of all sizes. But what truly sets us apart?


Our consultants have years of proven experience and a depth of expertise in application layer security; we invest heavily in security research projects, honing and developing skills which allow us to deliver the best possible results.

Dedicated support

We work closely with your organisation to fully understand your requirements, providing you with a dedicated account manager and giving you access to our security consultants throughout the engagement and beyond.

Added value

We go above and beyond the tick box deliverables used by other information security providers. Adding value through our accurate project scoping, clear and concise reports, post-test support and through the expert knowledge we impart.

Who is Pentest?

Pentest was formed in 2001 and joined Shearwater Group in 2019. We are a leading provider of offensive information security services across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.