• Ipswich, Suffolk HQ Cybersecurity partner Spear Shield, customer testimonals

    Testing Services

    Identify gaps and weaknesses before attackers can exploit them with CREST certified Penetration Testing. With access to your own secure portal, your team can better understand the risk, monitor remediation progress and understand how your results map to different compliance standards.

What Penetration Testing Services are available?

Penetration Testing
Infrastructure | ​Firewall | Remote Working

Penetration Testing
Infrastructure | ​Wireless | Network Segmentation

Web and Mobile 
Application Testing
Web | Mobile | REST & SOAP APIs

Cloud Security
M365 | Microsoft Azure | Amazon Web Services

Compliance and 
Risk Management
PCI-DSS | Cyber Essentials | Cyber Essentials Plus

Code and Build 
​SDLC | Workstation | Servers

How does it work?

Identifying gaps and weaknesses before attackers can exploit them is essential to risk management. Spear Shield's proactive approach to penetration testing allows our testers to provide intelligent results that clearly explain the business risk and offer clear steps to resolve vulnerabilities in real-time.

Risk Mitigation

By uncovering vulnerabilities and potential security threats, Our cyber security penetration testing services allow you to prioritise and address high-risk areas. This helps reduce the likelihood of a successful attack and mitigate the potential impact of a detrimental security breach.

Comprehensive Testing

Our testers fully assess all aspects of your system or network, including hardware, software and people. Using a range of tools and techniques to identify weaknesses, we test various scenarios and attack vectors that an in-house security team may not consider.

Faster Remediation

Prioritise and speed up remediation with point-in-time automated penetration testing. Our testers flag up any key findings as and when they occur so you can resolve weaknesses faster, with our team on hand to provide one-on-one support when you need it.

Full Control

Your team has visibility of the entire penetration process from scope to the final report. What's more, assessments can be configured to your specific schedule and frequency. So, you get complete deployment control to suit the requirements of your business..

Spear Shield's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services

Redefining Cybersecurity Partnerships

"The synergy between Pentiq and Spear Shield in our joint endeavours in penetration testing has been nothing short of extraordinary. Spear Shield’s expertise in cybersecurity is unparalleled, providing innovative and comprehensive solutions that have greatly augmented our capabilities. Their approach to security challenges is both strategic and practical, showcasing their role as more than just resellers, but as trusted, expert advisors in cybersecurity. Their proficiency and dedication are evident in every project, firmly establishing them as leaders in their field."

J. Patel. CEO at Pentiq

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CREST Certified Testers

With combined decades of experiences across all industries, sectors, and company sizes, national and global. 

Intelligent Reporting

Detailed reports and risk assessments that can help you prioritise your security efforts and resources more effectively, allowing your team to address the most critical risks first and evidence compliance.

Remediation Tracking

Using your own secure cloud-based portal, you can seamlessly manage and track findings to accelerate remediation and reduce the cybersecurity threat to your business.

Achieving Security Outcomes Together

Spear Shield's portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services


The team at Spear Shield have several year's experience working within both the private and public sector, have a very consultative approach and would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organisation.

Why customers Secure with Spear Shield

Over 20+ Year's Experience

Working within the private sector, public sector and large enterprise to help organisations solve complex and advanced cybersecurity challenges.

Strategic Portfolio

The team at Spear Shield have done the hard work evaluating the market, understanding the pro's, con's of each solution and what's going to provide the best security outcomes and value for investment so you don't have to.

In-House Technical Expertise

Our customer's benefit from Spear Shield's in-house technical expertise for both pre and post-sales support

In-House Technical Expertise

Cyber criminals collaborate... so why shouldn't the good guys too? Spear Shield customers benefit from our regularly hosted Security Social.exe free to attend cybersecurity social and networking events. 

Let's crush the bad guys together!

Spear Shield has an award winning portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services that can help keep your network, people and data secure.

Access to the best Commercials

Spear Shield's relationships and technical investment with our partners enables us to provide our customer's with the most competitive commercials available. 


Everything you need to know about Spear Shield.

Do I have to be a customer to attend a Security Social.exe event?

No you don't! Whilst we'd of course hope that one day you might be... Our Security Social events are to provide people with a platform to network. We've built a community of local based IT professionals in East Anglia and Edinburgh so far where people can come together to share cybersecurity challenges and advice for best practice with one another.

Does Spear Shield offer term-based licensing or MSP?

Here at Spear Shield, we can offer both! Consider us a hybrid MSP and VAR (Value added reseller). We are set-up with our vendors to offer our customers all options to ensure we can align our cybersecurity solutions and services with your preferred budget type. Please speak with the team for details.

Can Spear Shield supply public sector organisations through a procurement framework?

Yes! Spear Shield has routes to market including G-Cloud to be able to supply our public sector customers with our cybersecurity solutions and services. Please speak with the team for details.

Can Spear Shield work with Large Enterprise?

Yes! and we do. Our Team has many, many combined years experience working with some of the largest private sector enterprises across the country to help tackle and solve cyber risk. All of Spear Shield's cybersecurity solutions and services are scalable and enterprise-grade.

Does Spear Shield offer not-for-profit discount?

Yes, the Spear Shield Team will always ensure any eligible not-for-profit and public sector discounts are applied to any quotes for our cybersecurity solutions and services.

What are some of the top cybersecurity threats for 2023?

Here are some of the top cybersecurity threats organisations are facing in 2023. 

Social Engineering
Any network is hackable if an employee can be duped into sharing access.

Third-Party Exposure
Vendors, clients, and app integrations with poor security can provide access to an otherwise well-protected network.

Configuration Mistakes
Your cybersecurity investments are only as strong as they are configured correctly.

Human Activated Risk
User education and visibility for IT is essential to ensure those with network access and those handling sensitive data are maintaining cyber best practices.


Hackers are targeting back-ups and using extortion more and more to push receiving the ransom payment from their victims.

Mobile Devices

Every mobile device is a gateway to your network and sensitive business data.

Lack of resource and expertise

Human-led cyber attacks require human-led threat hunting. Unfortunately, skilled threat hunters are few and far between. 

Internet of Things (IoT)
Smart technology users may not realise that any IoT device can be hacked to obtain network access. Securing your network starts with understanding what's on it.

Is there any obligation when opting for a free cybersecurity service by Spear Shield?

No there isn't! The team will just use that as an opportunity for us to work together on a project and prove the value we can provide you as a future strategic partner.

How can I reduce my employees click-rate?

This is an area where the cybersecurity experts at Spear Shield thrive! We've worked with organisations to help reduce employee click rates from 70+% to 0% without the need for any end-user awareness training.

Online training content doesn't work.

Classroom based training gets forgotten.

Static email banners get ignored.

Speak with the team about real-time end-user awareness training to help mitigate the risk of a phishing attack in your organisation.

Why Spear Shield for Managed Detection Response Services?

The team at Spear Shield are an Award Winning Sophos Partner and have a combined 20+ years experience working with Sophos. Our relationship and technical investment, enables Spear Shield to offer our customers the most competitive commercials available. Sophos is one of the largest providers of MDR across the globe with over 17,000 + organisations using the MDR service and is what powers the Spear Shield 24/7 Managed Detection Response Service.

Why Spear Shield for a Managed Phishing Simulation Service?

Spear Shield's Managed Phishing Simulation Service provides our customers with managed phishing simulations and security awareness training for their users delivered as a fully managed services. Customers benefit from the tailored spear phishing examples that the Spear Shield team can tailor to your organisation and also base our templates on real-world phish that we see that are able to evade detection from 3rd party secure email gateways and Microsoft 365. After each campaign, customers benefit from receiving an executive ready report with all of the information and data required to be able to confidently articulate risk back to the business.

What's included in Spear Shield's Managed Phishing Simulation Service reports?

The cybersecurity experts at Spear Shield will provide you with executive ready reporting with all of the intelligence you require to provide cyber-assurance to your organisation.

- Engagement Overview
- % Click Rate
- No. of Credentials Harvested
- Individual Campaign Performance
- Device Breakdown
- Caught-User Breakdown
- User Behaviours Insights

- Industry Benchmarking
- Consultative Recommendations