What is Penetration Testing?
A penetration test (pentest), is an attempt to find a security vulnerability in an IT infrastructure from an attacker's perspective.
Acting as a potential hacker, a pentester tries to safely break into a system to gain data-base, filesystem or CMS access.
The major purpose of a pentest is to provide a comprehensive security report, allowing IT management and security professionals to implement protective mechanisms effectively.
Why Penetration Testing?
Security breaches, as well as any related disruptions in the business process, can result in dramatic financial losses, degradation of an organization's reputation and loss of customer confidence.
New vulnerabilities are discovered every day, so only continuous security efforts are effective (according to PCI DSS a standard pentest should be conducted annually and upon significant changes).
By performing well-timed penetration testing, organizations can significantly reduce mounting security risks, prevent unauthorized access to critical systems and protect valuable information.
How Can You Benefit from Penetration Testing?
By conducting a penetration test, you can proactively identify the most critical vulnerabilities, tackling the risks before attacks or security breaches take place.
Penetration test can confirm that the applicable controls, such as scope, vulnerability management, methodology, and segmentation, required in PCI DSS are in place.
Our detailed penetration test report can help organizations to comply with ISO 27001 Information Security Standard requirements.