Penetration testing services in Manchester - Mothax Ltd.

I formed Mothax Ltd in 2012 with a simple objective - to strip back what a security consultancy should be delivering to its essentials and deliver it in a more effective manner. I had already worked for over 10 years in various security roles within banking, insurance, Big4, large IT consultancies and boutique specialists.

I had seen first hand as both a supplier and a consumer of security services what seemed to be delivering value and what wasn’t. From this experience a number of principles formed which are what Mothax is founded upon;


All our tests and results should be clear, open and repeatable by our clients. Our reports are clear with unambiguous results.


Our testing and advisory services are based on the latest threat intelligence to ensure we focus our effort on the areas of highest risk. Continuous research and flexible methodologies ensure we don’t waste time on arcane or irrelevant threats.


You deal with one person from end-to-end. No sales or office staff to miscommunicate your requirements and no excuses when it comes to delivery.


By using social media and word of mouth to connect with clients and utilizing open source software where possible, we keep our overheads low. This results in day rates far lower than the industry average.


We are not contracted to industry bodies, government departments or other 3rd parties - just our clients. While we participate fully in the security community, we are not afraid of going against industry convention where we believe it delivers value to our clients.

I believe that our clients feel the benefit of these principles on every single engagement. Whether that is a penetration test of a small website or a long term security improvement project.

If you want to see how Mothax differs from the crowd then drop me a line and ask about our introductory offers.

Gareth Watkin-Jones

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