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Web application penetration test

Mitigate the risk of web attacks with penetration testing

 
 

It has never been easier to develop and deploy a great website. The availability of web applications and services makes it possible for individuals, small businesses and enterprises to assemble rich, full-featured platforms in a way that was unimaginable a decade ago. Unfortunately, the widespread use and availability of these tools makes them attractive to criminal hackers, who can compromise your site by seeking out and attacking vulnerable web application deployments.

The security of your web applications is of paramount importance to business continuity and integrity. Although traditional firewalls and other security controls are an important security layer, they can’t defend against or alert you to many of the attack vectors specific to web applications.

Penetration testing provides visibility of the risks associated with application vulnerabilities.

 


 

Why is web application testing so important?

As with most security issues involving client/server communications, web application vulnerabilities generally stem from the improper handling of client requests and/or a lack of input validation checking on the part of the developer.

A common objective of application penetration testing is to understand how the application deals with data entered by the user. This is known as input validation. If the application cannot filter out unexpected input from users, it can potentially be controlled by a criminal hacker.

Other problem areas identified during a test include weak passwords and poorly implemented access controls. A trusted resource for understanding what can go wrong is provided by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).

View the OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks (2017) here.

 


 

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 using our penetration testing services:

 

“I personally find the final report provided by IT Governance to be excellent… It contains the depth of knowledge I require to accurately and effectively determine our system security improvement plan for the next 12 months.”

Wez Edwards, senior systems architect, S2 Partnership Ltd

 

 

Reduce costs and get accurate results with IT Governance’s expert testing

IT Governance’s web application penetration test service provides one of our industry-certified penetration testers to conduct a thorough technical test of your organisation’s application components, identifying vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited to extract data or take control of your application.

Our testing follows an established methodology based primarily upon the OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks. This approach will emulate the techniques of an attacker using many of the same readily available tools.

 


Choose which test you need

We offer two levels of penetration test to meet your budget and technical requirements:

Level 1

  • 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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Level 2

  • 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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