Raxis was founded in 2011 by Mark Puckett, an Atlanta information security expert, after discovering the need for a focused penetration testing company. Many larger consulting companies claimed to do penetration testing, but few could do it well. There was plenty of demand, as companies usually had a strong information security defense program, but without a way to measure effectiveness. Therefore, Raxis was created to primarily offer simulation and testing services from the perspective of the adversary. Now we perform over 300 penetration tests a year, serve satisfied customers all over the world, and have built many incredible partnerships with leading companies to resell our services.
Throughout the years, the question of an office space frequently came up in discussion. There’s some advantage to having an office as it can help with team building and productivity, however no one wanted to drive into the office every day. Atlanta has such a large footprint that most of our engineers would need to drive an hour or more. Also, as pentesters, we had little need to share infrastructure or applications. We each had our own tools and frequently leverage VPNs. It just didn’t make sense to have a physical office, so we’ve worked hard to overcome challenges by using online chat, audio/video conferencing, and frequent team building events.
We’ve been 100% virtual since inception, and we’re quite proud of it.