A penetration test, occasionally pentest, is a method of evaluating computer, network and application security by simulating an attack. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerabilities that could result from poor or improper system configuration, both known and unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures. This analysis is carried out from the position of a potential attacker and can involve active exploitation of security vulnerabilities. Security issues uncovered through the penetration test are presented to the system’s owner.
Penetration tests are valuable for several reasons:
- Assess your Web Application (website) Security in order to protect your online reputation
- Prevent Loss of your online income
- Identifying vulnerabilities that may be difficult or impossible to detect with automated network or application vulnerability scanning software
- Preventive control against the potential business and operational impacts of successful attacks
- Testing the ability of network and web application defenders to successfully detect and respond to the attacks
Penetration tests are a component of a full security audit. For example, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), requires both annual and ongoing penetration testing (after system changes).
We offer a comprehensive penetration testing package that begins with safe and controlled exercises to simulate covert and hostile attacks. And it ends with specific guidance and recommendations for reducing risk and increasing compliance.
- Website Penetration Testing and exploitation
- Web Application Penetration and exploitation: According to OWASP
- Server and Infrastructure Penetration Testing
- Perimeter Testing e.g. FW, WAF
- Analysis and remediation: Detailed report including findings and actionable recommendations