Offensive Security Opens the Door to Security and Penetration Testing Skills Development with New Proving Grounds Training Labs Products

New Free and Subscription-based Pentest Lab Environments Expand Reach of Offensive Security’s Industry-Leading, Proven Hands-on Security Training

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#careers--Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs -- PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT professionals to learn hacking techniques, sharpen their security and pentesting skills, and get a sense of the experience of being enrolled in OffSec’s sought-after certification programs.

“Offensive Security provides the most in-depth practical and hands-on cybersecurity training programs available today,” said Ning Wang, CEO, Offensive Security. “Our Proving Grounds labs are a critical part of the overall OffSec training experience. As our first free and subscription-based lab offerings, PG Play and PG Practice open the door to aspiring security professionals, security enthusiasts, and pentesters to learn, have fun, practice, and hone their skills. These labs both provide a natural path for anyone who is interested in pursuing our well sought-after courses as well as provide hands-on labs to practice after completing our training. We are excited to provide this new service to help grow the OffSec community and shrink the cybersecurity skills gap.”

PG Play and PG Practice expand Offensive Security’s Proving Grounds family of training labs by providing a unique opportunity for individual security and pentesting skills development. PG Play includes up to three hours of daily private access to VulnHub community-generated Linux machines. PG Practice, offered as a subscription service, provides unlimited access to OffSec-created Linux and Windows machines, including some machines previously used for the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification exams.

PG Play is available free of charge while PG Practice is available for a $19/month subscription. All PG labs users have access to an OffSec community hosted on the OffSec platform to interact with support staff and other students. For more information and to access the Proving Grounds labs, please visit

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About Offensive Security

Offensive Security is the leading provider of online penetration testing training and certification for information security professionals. Created by the community for the community, Offensive Security’s one-of-a-kind mix of practical, hands-on training and certification programs, virtual labs and open source projects provide practitioners with the highly-desired offensive skills required to advance their careers and better protect their organizations. Offensive Security is committed to funding and growing Kali Linux, the leading operating system for penetration testing, ethical hacking and network security assessments. For more information, visit and follow @offsectraining and @kalilinux.


Ted Weismann
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