Internal Pen Testing
This testing focuses on identifying potential vulnerabilities within the organization’s firewall on web apps hosted on the intranet. Ethical hacking is executed using invalid credentials to access the system and determine the possible damage and route of a possible attack.
External Pen Testing
This type of penetration testing focuses on external attacks on the web applications hosted on the internet. Ethical hackers (pen testers) simulate external attacks using the IP address of the target system, the front and back-end servers, and other web apps hosted on the internet using blind testing, double-blind and targeted testing.
Companies rely on web applications, APIs, and mobile applications to conduct daily business more than ever. That includes customer-facing applications with functionality to perform automated activities that often use sensitive data like completing a purchase or transferring money from one account to another. Many companies also depend on internal web products to conduct day-to-day business. Developers may use open-source components and plugins when building these web apps, leaving the door open to a possible cyber attack. With so many organizations falling victim to these attacks, companies need to go the extra mile to ensure the proper security controls are in place for their software development life cycle and ongoing web app maintenance. Many businesses think that vulnerability scans are sufficient to maintain or improve their security posture. While vulnerability scans can highlight known weaknesses, web application penetration testing shows you how well they would hold up in a real-world attack by unauthorized users.
Vulnerability scans typically use automation to detect vulnerabilities in devices attached to the network like routers, firewalls, servers, applications, and switches. The purpose of running a vulnerability assessment is to identify the location of those weaknesses. Relying on vulnerability scans to evaluate web application risks can be less costly for businesses.
Web app penetration testing is more targeted in scope. While vulnerability scans identify threats, a web app pen testing relies on having someone with experience using various tools to mimic a cyber attacker’s deliberate acts or the inadvertent actions a user might take that could expose critical information. They try to find the most at-risk entry points into a web application’s inner workings.
Thanks to constant technological advancements and our growing dependency on the internet, cyber thieves have an unlimited new frontier of attack vectors to exploit. They move from one website to another, looking for that one security weakness that aids them in their quest.
The ideal time to conduct web application penetration testing would be before a production release. However, schedule pressures often lead to developers deploying applications without putting them through the proper security testing. That can leave security vulnerabilities in these web applications.
RedTeam Security pen testers have backgrounds in software development. They understand the common mistakes developers can make, so they go beyond merely trying to break a web app. Our security professionals use their experience to find critical issues before they become a security crisis.
Our Web Application Penetration Testing services include a dedicated client portal, on-demand tools, comprehensive report delivery, and free remediation testing within six months of testing for up to six findings.
At the end of each web app penetration test, we make sure that you receive a full risk analysis, along with guidance on repairing found vulnerabilities to improve your security posture and prevent further exploitation by hackers. Our pen testers will deliver an analysis of the current state of the assessed web application security controls in the form of a comprehensive report. RedTeam will address comments, make necessary revisions and if requested, schedule a report presentation for a more thorough walkthrough of your report with your dedicated team of testers. The report deliverable will include:
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