Web Application Penetration Testing
Web technologies have advanced in recent years and so have the Web Applications that we all use daily. With this advancement and reliance on web technologies, we have also been exposed to cybersecurity risks associated with these applications. Pentest People offer a Web App Security Test as part of our range of Penetration Testing Services, allowing you to avoid any risk of your applications becoming exploited by potential hackers.
One question that often comes up when discussing web application security is whether you should be focusing on automated or manual testing, the answer is both, manual testing encompasses a penetration test and should always be performed regularly on your applications, after this its highly recommended you have regular vulnerability scans against your app (the automated testing). If you want to know more please check our manual vs automatic breakdown
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Web Application Methodology
Web Applications can use a variety of technologies and development frameworks, so Pentest People’s exact technical approach to each Web Application Penetration Test may be very different. However, there are certain fundamental areas that are examined, which are as follows:
What are the Risks?
External facing Web Applications used by businesses are by nature available to all via the public Internet. Their complexity and availability have made them an ideal target for attackers and there have been many publicised data breaches that have been caused by insecure web applications.
Protecting these applications from new threats is a constant challenge, especially for developers who may not be security aware and who are working towards a performance deadline.
How Can Our Web Application Penetration Testing Service Help?
Pentest People can help alleviate the risks associated with IT Security issues by performing regular web app security of your public facing or internal Web Applications to identify the issues and to give you an ability to remediate these before an attacker would exploit.
Pentest People have a professional Web Application Security Testing service that can be used to identify vulnerabilities that exist on your web applications. Pentest People have a wealth of knowledge in the area of Web Application Security Testing and their testers have created and contributed to many open source web application security projects.
This Web Application testing can be performed remotely for external facing web applications or internally at your premises if the application is an internal application. The service would be delivered as part of the Pentest People Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) and full access to the SecurePortal and other complementary tools would be provided.
Remote Internal Application Testing
Traditionally, Internal Web Application Tests have been conducted onsite where a Pentest People Consultant would visit your office and physically connect to the network infrastructure to perform the assessment of the local application that is not publically accessible.
Pentest People are offering a Remote Internal Web Application Test where the whole engagement is performed without the need to visit the customer site.
The client can either download a Virtual Machine image that can be installed within the corporate network or be shipped a standalone network appliance.
Both solutions create a secure channel to the Pentest People Security Operations Centre where the assigned consultant can then command the image or appliance in the same way as they would if they had their laptop on site.
All data collected during the test is held securely at our ISO27001 Compliant Security Operations Centre allowing the consultant to perform the assessment and upload the results to SecurePortal for delivery to the customer.
The Web Application Assessment
Allows Access to SecurePortal
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.
Constantly updating Vulnerability Information to stay in touch with the emerging threat landscape.
Receive overview and trend data of all of the current security issues you face in your organisation. All viewable on an interactive dashboard.
Rest assured that your assessments are performed by qualified Security Consultants.
Our specialised team of security consultants hold industry qualifications such as CHECK Team Member & Team Leader, CCIE, CISSP and CEH.
Understand the web application security issues you face through a very thorough assessment from a qualified security consultant.
- Identify Security Vulnerabilities within your Web Applications allowing you to proactively remediate any issues that arise
- Improve your security posture, allowing you to reduce the threat of a cyber attack occurring against your business
- Comply with various regulatory bodies who mandate regular Web Application Testing be performed within your infrastructure
- Be able to prove to your supply chain that you are taking the necessary precautions to ensure your strong security posture
- Be able to focus efforts on important security issues by identifying the high-risk items identified in the Web Application report