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  • Involves the use of attacking methods conducted by trusted penetration testing company that are similarly used by  intruders or hackers. Depending on the risk analysis and web security, penetration tests are a great way to identify vulnerabilities that exists in a system or network that has an existing security measures in place.
  •  A penetration test usually offers services with known vulnerabilities or full even exploiting known vulnerabilities that exists in an unpatched program in a web server or an operating system. The results of these tests involves a simple scan of an IP addresses to identify machines and penetration test attacks are then documented and presented as report to the owner of the system and the vulnerabilities identified can then be resolved.
  •  A penetration test is basically an attempt to breach the security of a network or system. Each and every day the unknown vulnerabilities are increasing rapidly. So periodical pentest can help you protect your organization. This means that it is no more than a view of a system’s security at a single moment in time. At this time, the known vulnerabilities, weaknesses or misconfigured systems have not changed within the time frame the penetration test is conducted.

 

Planning and Preparation

 

In order to make the penetration test done in an organization a success, a great deal of preparation needs to be done. Ideally an initial meeting will be arranged between the organization and the penetration testers. That initial meeting must discuss the matter concerning the scope and objective of the penetration test as well as the parties involved. There must be a clear objective for the penetration test to be conducted. In most cases the objective of a penetration test is to demonstrate that exploitable vulnerabilities exist within an organization’s network infrastructure. The scoping of the penetration test is done by identifying the machines, systems and network, operational requirements and the staff involved.

 

The form in rights which the results or outcome of the test is presented should also be agreed upon the penetration testers and the organization. Full organization will not be disrupted. Penetration tests may need to be run at particular times of day. There may be conflicts between the need to ensure that everything is secure and covered.

 

What is a Penetration Test?

The Process and Methodology

Penetration testing is often done, for two reasons. This is either to increase upper management awareness of security issues or to test intrusion detection and response capabilities. It also helps in assisting the higher management in decision-making processes. The management of an organization might want to address its system weaknesses that are found through a penetration test. Addressing all the weaknesses that are found in a vulnerability assessment can be costly and most organizations might not be able allocate the budget to do this.

Vulnerabilities in the network or servers may cause serious consequences to the organization. The vulnerabilities can be compromised by unauthorized intruders during an insecured state of use. 

Penetration testing is often done, for two reasons. This is either to increase upper management awareness of security issues or to test intrusion detection and response capabilities. It also helps in assisting the higher management in decision-making processes. The management of an organization might want to address its system weaknesses that are found through a penetration test. Addressing all the weaknesses that are found in a vulnerability assessment can be costly and most organizations might not be able allocate the budget to do this.

 

Vulnerabilities in the network or servers may cause serious consequences to the organization. The vulnerabilities can be compromised by unauthorized intruders during an insecured state of use.