Understand Pentest Coverage
Once you’ve sized an asset, you can select the desired pentest coverage.
Coverage and Credits
We have standard recommendations for our pentests. Each recommendation correlates to a number of credits.
NoteThe number of credits associated with a pentest size and coverage is subject to change. While we do our best to keep this documentation up to date, the UI is the authoritative source of truth for the number of required credits.
Sizing and Credits
We specify sizing criteria by asset type and size. For more information see our guide on how to Size Your Assets.
You can set your assets to one of five sizes:
Coverage Levels and Credits
Cobalt includes the following coverage levels for each asset. The number of credits that we recommend varies by coverage level:
|Extra Light||Covers up to two features.|
|Light||Sufficient for most general compliance test functionality.|
|Standard||Recommended for compliance tests.|
|Large||Extended coverage for key assets with complex functionality.|
|Extra Large||Comprehensive tests for assets with complex functionality.|
Every situation is unique. You may select more (or less) rigorous testing levels.
NoteBy default, an “Extra Small” Asset size (1 credit) is associated with “Standard” coverage. Our algorithms reduce the number of credits for “Light” (-1) and “Extra Light” (-2) coverage. Since we do not do zero-credit tests, we do not allow “Light” or “Extra Light” coverage of an “Extra Small” asset.
The following table specifies the number of credits associated with different asset sizes and coverage levels:
|Extra Light||Light||Standard||Large||Extra Large|
If you want a pentest report, you generally must set up a test of at least two (2) credits. If you have a one (1) credit pentest, you’ll still have access to the non-report items listed in Pentest Expectations.
We do not create multiple pentest reports for large assets. For example, if you want separate pentest reports for different APIs, set up different pentests for each API.
Now that you’ve defined the asset type and coverage, you can now describe your asset in detail.