Penetration testing

Penetration testing is one of those terms that is commonplace in the security community, but outside of it, many people are puzzled by it.

What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing is simply another term for information systems security testing. In the broadest sense it consists of trying to break into a computer system by any means possible. This can range from guessing passwords and exploiting known software vulnerabilities over the Internet to calling users over the phone pretending to be the help desk or even old-fashioned breaking and entering to access the physical system. It can be done by hackers, but is also quite often employed as a technique by systems owners who want to check the security of their assets.

TestWebSiteSecurity and penetration testing

The scans that we offer can be used as a quick start to a penetration test. They can be started easily¬†and are fully automated. You’ll have the first results after just a few minutes. Based on the scan reports you’ll be able to evaluate some common risks and plot a strategy for a more thorough / manual penetration test if needed.