Explore how speed, availability, and efficient communication helps Sentara Healthcare keep pace with development and stay agile.
How Cobalt Transforms the Way Healthcare Companies Pentest
Sentara Healthcare is a regional healthcare system serving Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The importance of keeping customer healthcare data secure comes above all else. In order to have a secure environment, organizations need to have in-depth security testing.
Robert George and the security team at Sentara Healthcare had received interest from their cloud and devops team to do pentesting on a new application and they were looking for a solution that would integrate better with their team. After a thorough evaluation process, Sentara decided on Cobalt because of three factors: speed, availability, and communication efficiencies.
Speed: In prior cases, Sentara had to engage a company and go through a lot of paperwork–– it would take many days to even get testing started. Delays on the testing process can slow down their entire rollout and effectively cost them more money. With Cobalt, Sentara was able to get testing up and running when they needed, allowing them to keep pace with the rollout process.
Ease of Communication + Availability: With previous vendors they would exchange a few email messages and, occasionally, would jump on a call. However, with Cobalt they had pentest partner that was available before, during, and after testing. Giving them the opportunity to ask questions, dig into specific findings, and offer any additional feedback to the pentester team immediately. The JIRA integration also made getting findings to developers extremely easy which helped streamline remediation efforts.
For Sentara, Cobalt has been the easiest pentest partner to work with and they look forward to continuing their partnership.