Let Pentest People assess the number of users your web application can handle, as well as the quality of service the users are receiving.
Web applications have become more and more reliant upon third party resources, as well as hosting resources separately to the page they are displayed on. This is causing a greater strain on the hosting server, and all the third-party resources being utilised.
Load Testing provides a guarantee that the server will continue to provide a high quality of service to your clients, and helps identify third party scripts that are slowing you down.
What are the Risks?
Customers are the driving force behind all businesses, no matter what shape they take. A lot of the time, a business’ website will provide a large part of the process of gaining new clients. Ensuring that a website delivers content to users in a timely manner, and more importantly can deliver content even at peak use times, is vitally important to ensure that clients are happy and engaged.
Ensuring clients are engaged, and applications do not stop responding during peak usage, is a vital part not only of security but of providing a good service and winning business.
How Can We Help?
Pentest People will model how users interact with an application by sending requests at a rate similar to a standard user. This is in order to see if the application can bear the load of the number of users that are expected. This test also identifies if third party scripts, or even first party resources, are slowing the application down.
Pentest People have built upon years of web application expertise to build this service, and the tool used to perform it was developed in house by the consultants and is maintained and updated continuously.
The results of the assessment are uploaded to your SecurePortal account, as part of the Load Testing as a Service (LTaaS) offering.
Load Testing allows
access to SecurePortal
Receive detailed security metrics and trends about all your hosts and risks through the SecurePortal.
Receive useful trend information such as the top vulnerable hosts, and the most common vulnerabilities within your infrastructure.
SecurePortal allows you to access all your vulnerability data in a secure single platform.
Receive overview and trend data of all of the current security issues you face in your organisation. All viewable on an interactive dashboard.
Until now, the traditional deliverable from a Penetration Test engagement has been a lengthy 100+ page PDF report.
Pentest People have developed a solution to this issue where you interact with your vulnerabilities within the SecurePortal.
Load Testing provides a multitude of benefits to your business
- Guarantee your service will remain responsive during peak times
- Reassure stakeholders and clients that they can rely on your product
- Identify where improvements can be made for the user experience
- Ensure a seamless experience on your web application for prospective clients
Our dedicated server that hosts our custom written tool spawns processes that model a single user. The number of these ‘users’ can be increased to model how many users are expected on the application, by sending GET and POST requests to the various pages across the site.
If you’re hosting a web application locally, you need this test. If your app falls over when you’re conducting business, at peak times when you’re winning new clients or worse on launch day; you will lose money. This test provides assurance that your app won’t fail.
Two user levels are assessed, average concurrent users and peak concurrent users. The assessment will spend one to two hours on the average level, and half an hour to an hour on the peak level. At this time the highest we can go is 10000 users.
Yes, we can! Azure (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc/pentest-rules-of-engagement) and AWS (https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/testing/) both allow Load Testing. All other cloud infrastructures allow it as well.