Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning

Identifying the security weaknesses in your IT system enables you to take action to fix them before you suffer a breach.

Penetration testing (also called pen testing) is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.

A penetration test can help show how an attacker could gain unauthorised access to your IT infrastructure through your email systems, firewalls, VPN tunnels, web servers and other network devices. Knowing where you have potential security risks enables you to take action to mitigate them and prevent a possible attack.

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We offer the following security tests:

External Vulnerability Scanning

This seeks out security flaws on public facing services and network equipment to see if and where a system could be exploited or threatened.

External Penetration Testing

This takes external vulnerability scanning to the next level and involves testing to see if these flaws can be exploited. This works in a similar way to an actual hacker but with agreed parameters and boundaries so as not to disrupt or compromise your business.

Internal Penetration Testing

These tests are designed to emulate the risk of an attacker who has breached the network defences from a remote location, inside the premises or connecting to the WiFi from outside the building. The test is designed to analyse how easy it is to compromise the network or system and what information they could access and take.

At the end of each type of test we generate a comprehensive report and advise on what remedial action is required.

Benefits Of Penetration Testing

 

Increase business continuity – mitigate the risk of a security attack and ensuing downtime to your business.

Avoid costly network downtime – a security breach can be devastating due to lost productivity and revenue.

Protect you clients, partners and third parties – they could suffer the knock on effects of a security breach.

Comply with regulation – certain industry regulatory bodies require regular security reviews to satisfy compliance.

Protect your reputation – avoid data incidents that could compromise your company’s reputation.

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