What Is Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing is also known as Pentest, is a simulated cyber attack against the computer system, web application or network performed to evaluate the exploitable vulnerabilities in the system. The purpose of simulated attack is to find any weak spots that attackers could gain unauthorized access to the systems feature and data. The pen test can be automated with software applications or performed manually.
What Is The Purpose Of Penetration Testing?
The main objective of the pen test is to find the security weakness. It will also highlights if there’s a weakness in the company’s security policies. The insights from the simulated attack can be used to mitigate or patch the detected exploitable vulnerabilities. Penetration testing is sometime called as white hat attack, as because the good guys are attempting to break in. Organizations should perform pen test at least once per 12-15 months to ensure the security of the data.
Why Penetration Testing Services And Consulting?
For an organization, the most important factors is business continuity and the supporting services that ensure the business runs smoothly. Pentests will identify security gaps in the infrastructure and will provide advice to eliminate the identified threats. The pentesters/ethical hackers will share you the detailed report describing the tests and techniques that were executed by the team and also provide you the risk mitigation advice in the report.