Initially, when I came across Netragard, I thought they are not part of “Big 4” companies, what expertise do they really have? I deal with those companies and have a certain expectation. They proved my theory absolutely wrong and succeeded those expectations!
Firstly, let’s talk scope and commercials, which is always a prime focus of any engagement. They scoped the project live to me based on my environment on their own and not the usual way by requesting IP quantity information from me. They also showed how they did it and showed how no other vendor will take the time to invest in a customer before an agreement. It really felt like a win-win situation between a vendor and customer with no hidden agendas or rip-offs, saving me as much as $45000.
They are what the motto says; they protect you from people like us. They are the real professionals, safe and full of expertise. Their philosophy is also great in terms of how they attack at a complexity level over what the customer would usually expect giving that assurance that after the exercise there are real gains based on real world situations.
I decided to go with Netragard for my penetration testing needs is because it was the only vendor I could find that performed manual testing in the same vein as actual hackers out on the internet as opposed to automated scanning tools. They also don’t ask you to whitelist them on your systems!
Most vendors I found offered automated services only while my pen testing requirements demanded manual testing. So by simple disqualification, Netragard got my business!
However, the main reason to select Netragard turned out to be their quality customer service and their track record in the industry. As long as I require penetration testing, I will be a client of Netragard.