Benefits from the human factor to detect gaps in your NETWORK’S SECURITY.
Penetration testing or pentest is the procedure of testing the security posture of a computer system, network, or web application by mimicking a hacker within legal limits. The goal of the assessment is to detect vulnerabilities that pose threat to the security of an environment.
Network Penetration Testing
The network penetration testing is beneficial for any business using computerized systems connected internally or externally through a network to execute their day to day activities. The network is like the neural system of any system, and its security & protection is fundamental for a reliable business. The scope of network pentest includes the internal networks, systems, hosts and devices, including routers and switches. Possessing the knowledge of prevailing trends of cyberattacks carried out by ill-intended individuals, using industry accepted tools and techniques our experts identify point of entries susceptible to breach allowing you to enhance your security measures to protect you from any future attacks.
Our team’s testing methods are based on globally accepted penetration testing methodologies and standards, which are proven to be resourceful and accurate to indicate network vulnerabilities and weaknesses. We believe in approaching things in a simple yet efficient manner; therefore, the process is carried out in three phases:
This phase involves the process of determining the target of the penetration testing and choose the technique to gather the information which could be invasive, scanning or non-invasive. The activities are carried out in following steps:
Planning and Preparation
Network Information Gathering
The information gathered in the pre-attack phase forms the basis of the attack strategy. The attack phase involves the actual compromise of the target. The attacker may exploit a vulnerability discovered during the pre-attack phase or use security loopholes such as a weak security policy to gain access to the system. Once inside, the attacker may escalate privileges and install a backdoor to sustain access to the system and exploit it. Our pen-testers advance through this phase by performing the following actions:
Execute, implant, retract
In this phase, our tester documents all activities and record all observations and results, so that the test can be repeated and verified for the given security posture of the organization. Then the tester formulates a detailed report indicating the point of entries most susceptible to security breaches and severity of the threat it poses to your network. The report also contains suggestions of corrective actions required to protect your environment from any future malicious attack. As per our basic protocol, our testers will restore your system to pretest state unless otherwise specified; in that case the tester will correct the security posture of the systems also.
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Pentest security assessment and analysis are carried out by our expert CEHs who, with you in confidence, imitate a hacker and attempt to invade your system or network environment using internationally accepted methods and detect weak points of entry, enabling you to fix them before it can be used by a cybercriminal to cause damage to your business. The human factor enhances the credibility and accuracy of the assessment and provides an in-depth analysis of the system vulnerabilities and threats that may undermine the integrity of your business.
Remember! The attacker needs only one port of entry, while organizations need to defend several.
Know your network’s weaknesses and remediate before its too late. Our experts are just one call away.