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Penetration testing for APIs

APIs drive digital transformation, but they’re common targets for attackers. Rely on API-specific pen tests to identify potential flaws.


Don't let your APIs become risks

APIs speed software creation by letting developers hook into app data and business logic. But the unique access APIs have to apps makes them big attack vectors–90% of apps contain more risk in the form of exposed APIs than the UI itself. Bugcrowd API Pen Tests (a Bugcrowd PTaaS solution) plug directly into your dev lifecycle to find vulns that go undetected by old-school testing and scans, helping to ensure that your digital transformation journey isn’t cut short by a breach.


Find and fix common issues fast

Our API pen tests look for misconfigured services and DNS, logic errors, weak credentials, and more to find hidden flaws.


Go deep and wide

Ranging from Recon to Exploitation, our API Pen Tests are deeply thorough for both coverage and meaningful results.


Rely on battle-tested standards

Our methodology follows common testing standards such as OWASP, PTES, and OSSTMM.


Use the right pentesters and tools for the task

We combine human-driven testing by a curated team of experts, scanners, and custom tooling to get the high-impact results you want.

Curated Pentester Teams

Use a team your assets deserve

Other pen test providers rely on a cookie-cutter approach regardless of your specific assets, environment, or needs–virtually guaranteeing low-impact results. Instead, we use the power of CrowdMatchTM AI in our platform to curate qualified, motivated pentester teams for your precise requirements, boosting high-quality results over other methods.

Penetration Test Dashboard

See results as they happen

Never be in the dark about your pen test results again. You can view prioritized findings, action items, analytics, and pentester progress 24/7 through the methodology checklist in a rich dashboard designed specifically for pen testing workflows. When ready, your final report (see sample) is available for download from the same dashboard. Similar experiences for your other Bugcrowd solutions are just clicks away.

Pen Test Products

Optimized for today’s most demanding cybersecurity requirements

A Pen Test Offering for Everyone


For basic assurance

External Web Apps and External Networks
  • Automated vulnerability assessment for PCI 6.6
  • Basic report


For standard pen tests

External Web Apps and External Networks
  • Standard report
  • Expert, trusted pentesters (CrowdMatch)
  • Real-time Pen Test Dashboard
  • Integration with SDLC


For pen tests with special requirements

Web Apps, Networks, Mobile Apps, APIs, Cloud Services, IoT
Everything in Standard +
  • Detailed report (e.g., can be customized for specific regulations)
  • Support for special pentester requirements: Geolocation restrictions, special skill sets, etc.
  • Access to Solution Architect
  • Retesting
  • Internal Targets


For maximum risk management

Web Apps, Networks, Mobile Apps, APIs, Cloud Services, IoT
Everything in Plus +
  • Choice of continuous or time-boxed testing
  • Methodology-driven pen test combined with Incentivized bug bounty


Fast, Scalable Tests

Launch tests in days, not weeks. Findings flow directly into your dev and security processes for rapid remediation.


Higher impact results

Meet compliance goals and go beyond them when needed by incentivizing pentesters for results. (See Sample Report)


Deep configurability

Count on a pentester team built for your precise needs, and mix and match test types, methodologies, durations, and models.


Real-time visibility

View findings and pentester progress through the methodology checklist in real time via the Bugcrowd Platform’s rich PTaaS Dashboard.


Experienced. Proven. Trusted.

Bugcrowd PTaaS gives me, my team, and our clients complete peace of mind that BeebBole is up and running securely. Bugcrowd has been nothing but fast, efficient, and meticulous.
Yves Hiernaux, CEO and Co-Founder, BeeBole
We’ve received some very interesting and unexpected traffic from a variety of researchers, and I think that kind of testing exercises our product more thoroughly than would be possible.
William Scalf, Security Architect, Softdocs
I could have called anyone to get a clean bill of health, but we called Bugcrowd because we wanted the most in-depth vetting of our security posture.
Chaim Mazal, Head of Global Information Security, ActiveCampaign

Get started with Bugcrowd

Attackers aren’t waiting, so why should you? See how Bugcrowd can quickly improve your security posture.