External network penetration test
Does your network infrastructure invite attacks?
Breaking into systems can be relatively simple if someone has not properly patched and secured systems against the latest vulnerabilities. However, keeping systems up to date has become increasingly difficult.
Unfortunately, hackers have a window of opportunity between the moment someone publishes a vulnerability and the moment that vulnerability is patched or addressed. The longer this window stays open, the more the odds of compromise increase.
Penetration testing helps to identify configuration holes that could allow an attacker to gain access to a system.
Why is network testing so important?
Infrastructure-related vulnerabilities tend to arise from poor hardware configurations, ineffective system configuration parameters and weak security system controls. Other important factors include poor design and coding standards.
Exploiting a vulnerability allows a user to gain privileges, enabling them to access resources on the network. Once in a privileged state, the hacker can choose to access sensitive data, modify data, cause the system to operate abnormally or crash the system.
Findings from a network penetration test could include the discovery of weak or default passwords, systems that are unpatched or poorly configured, the location of malware, or confidential data that is not properly secured.
Why choose IT Governance for a penetration test
We’re a pioneer in making penetration testing easy to understand and quick to buy.
Choose the level of penetration test to meet your budget and technical requirements.
Clear reports that can be understood by engineering and management teams alike.
CREST-accredited penetration testing services give you all the technical assurance you need.
Companies that use our penetration testing services:
“IT Governance combines the delivery of real insights with a cost-effective service.”
Ian Kilpatrick, Group Information Security Officer at Collinson Group.
Reduce costs and get accurate results with IT Governance’s expert testing
IT Governance’s network penetration testing service provides one of our industry-certified penetration testers to conduct a thorough technical test of your organisation’s network, identifying vulnerabilities and how these can be exploited to extract data or take control of your IT system.
Our testing methodology is built upon the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) – an established methodology to test network security and compliance.
Choose which test you need
At IT Governance, we offer two levels of penetration testing to meet your budget and technical requirements:
- Identifies the vulnerabilities that leave your IT exposed.
- Combines a series of manual assessments with automated scans, as our team assesses the vulnerability of your network.
- Allows you to evaluate your security posture and make more accurate budgetary decisions.
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- Attempts to exploit the identified vulnerabilities to see whether it’s possible to access your assets and resources.
- Provides a more thorough assessment of your security posture, which enables you to make more accurate decisions about investing in securing your business-critical systems.
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