Pentesec was founded in 2014 to bring together the strengths and expertise our founding directors have built across 30 years of working in cyber security. Frustrated with the ‘Sales Oriented’ services offered by the reseller channel, they felt a ‘Technology First’ approach would be better for customers.
What does Technology First mean to Pentesec?
We believe that to supply a product properly, resellers should be technical experts who are ready to support the customer through every step of the lifecycle. From the initial definition of needs, to the delivery, support and future refresh, we have specialist experts with the knowledge and ability to provide the best solution.
Pentesec partner with a wide range of security vendors, but before we supply their solutions to our customer base, our team undergo extensive training and certification to ensure that we can troubleshoot issues to a high standard. Our portfolio of technologies is ever evolving and adapting in line with changes within the security landscape.
We blend our vendor solutions into our own corporate infrastructure so that staff at every level have an experience and perspective on what the solution offers. Our approach to technology has seen us build a strong reputation as industry experts, with top tier partnerships with many leading security vendors.
We have won a range of awards including the CRN ‘Rising Star’ Award, two back to back ‘Check Point European Partner of the Year’ Awards, not to mention our third nomination in a row for Security VAR of the Year at the CRN Awards 2020. We are security evangelists and thought-leaders – with our team and our directors involved in numerous think tanks with other industry leaders and commentators.
We are a constructively disruptive entity with best of breed solutions and market-leading services. As a team, we are involved in everything from assisting and advising on vendor product development, through to R&D activity that helps to shape the future of the cyber security industry and the next generation of solutions and services that come to market.
Our relationship with Check Point has seen us become one of their fastest growing partners of all time, reaching Elite partner status in just 3 years.
We take our specialism with Check Point seriously and are the most technically accredited partner worldwide. Our Technical Director, Stephen Bourike, is recognised by Check Point as a ‘European Ambassador’, which places him in a small group of subject matter leaders globally, within Check Point’s technical community.
In addition to this, our broader technical team also includes more ‘Check Point Security Masters’ than any other partner in the world.
The Pillars of Pentesec
There are five key pillars that Pentesec builds success upon and these areas are critical in our mission to be an industry leading business.
Pentesec understand that while Cyber Security is our world, it is not yours. Your business exists to deliver value to your customers and keeping on top of the wide range of security threats that could undermine your efforts is a full-time job that takes investment and attention away from your primary goals.
The solution is to outsource your security. Pentesec offer an end to end Managed Security Platform where our Master Engineers are responsible for maintaining every blade and feature you require, every update and configuration change and monitor for every potential threat.
Our Proprietary Toolset, Advanced Support Portal and the range of tools and services we can incorporate, allow us to offer customers a comprehensive level of security. We can alert you to any hardware or licencing issues, assist in opening new features, provide accessibility and assist during attacks or outages.
We can manage everything, leaving you to focus on delivering what you do best.
Find out more about our Managed Services.
We train each our engineers to high standard and this means that every phone call is answered by a support engineer who can immediately triage your issue and, if necessary, escalate the problem accordingly.
Critical cases are escalated to a member of the team with the relevant technical accreditation and, in extreme requirements, our experts have direct access to Research and Development teams at the world’s leading security vendors who can create bespoke patches and hotfixes to remediate issues.
Our team have an outstanding track record for issue remediation and meeting our strict SLA targets. Our Portal updates the SLA trackers in real-time and this information is logged within the support tickets themselves, so you can always see what we have achieved against our targets and hold us accountable throughout our support partnership.
Find out more about Pentesec Support.
In the beginning, Pentesec was built on the knowledge of our 5 directors, who each hold decades of hands on technical experience. Their consultative approach to security broke the mould in an industry that preferred tradition and maintaining a status quo. We focused on maximising technological capabilities, optimising return on investment and ensuring our world-class consultancy team can seamlessly integrate into our customers’ daily operations.
We take pride in the fact our engineers hold and maintain the highest certification standards available from our vendors. They embrace emerging technologies and work with vendors to test and update services, having a hands-on roll in their development.
If you would like to speak to our team about a project, you can contact us here to discuss your requirements.
Value Added Reselling
Pentesec’s Account Managers have decades of combined cyber security knowledge and channel experience. The team is made up of Licencing, Logistics, Presales, Bid and Tender experts who understand our customers’ most advanced needs and how to manage a project end to end, regardless of its complexity.
We add value from the moment we engage with your business by looking at ways we can give you more from your existing investment and find areas where you can consolidate or eliminate inefficient technology.
Our teams are available for any security need and will draw on every resource necessary to provide you with a way forward that considers your expected growth and any potential pitfalls that would undermine that.
Visit our Partner page for more details on who we work with and what they do.
Check Point Training
Pentesec are the only Elite Check Point Partner certified to deliver official Check Point Training Courses in Europe. We work directly with Check Point’s Training Department to develop and improve the curriculum they offer and have contributed to the creation of some of the course materials in current use.
We have invested in training facilities and our own modern in-house lab equipment to ensure we have the most advanced Check Point Training Centre in the UK. Courses can be taken at our training Centre in Peterborough, or virtually from anywhere in the world using a web browser.
Our courses are delivered by our Check Point Master Consultants. Each specialist works on a rota delivering courses and complex on site projects every day. This means their knowledge and experience increases and evolves with new Check Point releases.
Visit our dedicated training website for more information.
Vision & Mission
Pentesec strive to be the best Security provider in the UK, enabling businesses to thrive using secure technologies, underpinned by our expertise.
Our award-winning services are recognised by many industry leaders including Check Point, who honour Pentesec as their two-time European Partner of The Year and CRN who presented us with the ‘Rising Star’ award for 2018/19.
Our technology experts never stop learning and seek to be world leaders in delivering the products we sell. Our value-added ethos reminds us to always exceed expectation and deliver the best service possible.