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A penetration test, or pen-test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
Penetration tests are typically performed using manual or automated technologies to systematically compromise servers, endpoints, web applications, wireless networks, network devices, mobile devices and other potential points of exposure. Once vulnerabilities have been successfully exploited on a particular system, testers may attempt to use the compromised system to launch subsequent exploits at other internal resources – specifically by trying to incrementally achieve higher levels of security clearance and deeper access to electronic assets and information via privilege escalation.
Information about any security vulnerabilities successfully exploited through penetration testing is typically aggregated and presented to IT and network system managers to help those professionals make strategic conclusions and prioritize related remediation efforts. The fundamental purpose of penetration testing is to measure the feasibility of systems or end-user compromise and evaluate any related consequences such incidents may have on the involved resources or operations
You’ve hardened your perimeter, set up intrusion detection, and increased your monitoring. Yet, your applications may still provide hackers with a route to your sensitive data and files. Our penetration testing replicates the steps a threat agent can take to exploit your vulnerabilities, demonstrates the impact, and provides clear guidance to fix them.
Types of Penetration Testing
Comprehensive Penetration Tests
Our comprehensive penetration testing services mimic an attacker seeking to access sensitive assets by exploiting security weaknesses existing across multiple systems. For more information read here.
Application Penetration Tests
An application penetration tests your custom web applications as well as standard applications like antivirus, embedded applications, games and other system applications. Check out what we offer here.
Wireless Penetration Tests
We offer many wireless penetration services involving security tests of standard corporate Wi-Fi networks to assessments of specialized wireless solutions. Learn more here!
Benefits of Penetration Testing:
• Intelligently manage vulnerabilities
• Avoid the cost of network downtime
• Meet regulatory requirements and avoid fines
• Preserve corporate image and customer loyalty
Intelligently manage vulnerabilities
Pen-tests provide detailed information on actual, exploitable security threats. By performing a penetration-test, you can proactively identify which vulnerabilities are more critical, which are less significant and which are false positives. This allows your organization to more intelligently prioritize remediation, apply needed security patches and allocate security resources more effectively to ensure that they are available when and where they are needed most.
Avoid the cost of network downtime
Recovering from a security breach can cost an organization millions of dollars related to IT remediation efforts, customer protection and retention programs, legal activities and more.
Meet regulatory requirements and avoid fines
Penetration testing helps organizations address the general auditing/compliance aspects of regulations. The detailed reports that pen-tests generate can help organizations avoid significant fines for non-compliance and allow them to illustrate ongoing due diligence in to assessors by maintaining required security controls to auditors.
Preserve corporate image and customer loyalty
Every single incident of compromised customer data can be costly in terms of both negatively affecting sales and tarnishing an organization’s public image. With customer retention costs higher than ever, no one wants to lose the loyal users that they’ve worked hard to earn, and data breaches are likely to turn off new clients. Penetration testing helps you avoid data incidents that put your organization’s reputation and trustworthiness at stake.