Penetration testing is an authorized, managed and controlled proactive attempt to measure the security of your IT system by safely exploiting its vulnerabilities. It is used to evaluate application flaws, improper configurations and risky end-user behavior. Pen Test essentially a simulation of an actual system invasion.
We'll Test Your Network & Web App Weaknesses in Controlled Ethical Manner
Before Attackers Can Exploit Them
Benefits of Penetration Testing
Get clear evidence of where and how system network intrusions can take place
Manage risks by knowing the real-world effect of an attack on your information systems
Plan your remediation efforts based on a clear picture of your security posture
Evaluate the performance of third-party IT service providers
Optimize your security investments and establish a business risk/benefit curve
Each web application penetration test is conducted consistently using globally accepted and industry-standard frameworks. To ensure a sound and comprehensive penetration test, Connectis leverages industry-standard frameworks as a foundation for carrying out penetration tests. At a minimum, the assessment is based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Following are the steps:
- Target Reconnaissance
- Business Process and Application Logic Mapping
- Web Application Scanner Configuration
- Manual Website Crawling
- Automated Unauthenticated Web Vulnerability Scan
- Automated Authenticated Web Vulnerability Scan
- Manual Web Vulnerability Testing
- Web Vulnerability Exploitation
- Results, Review & False Positives Removal
- Business Risk Assessment
- Documentation and Result Publishing
Why engage Connectis?
- Our cyber security experts work closely with your team to tailor the project scope- the devices and apps to be tested. We conduct the test of vulnerabilities that may affect your business and report an exhaustive list of remedies to eliminate the risk.
- You’ll get a Summary of Findings Report that’ll show you where to start to address security holes and how to protect your infrastructure and systems.
- We illustrate in detail how we hacked your system. It helps the team to build a roadmap to fix the vulnerabilities at earliest. Also, we provide a strategy on how to eliminate the identified risk.
Which type of Pen Test will you choose?
Once thorough penetration testing is complete, the business can expect with certainty that all required tasks are being performed safely on Internet. This assessment has a strong similarity in terms of the methodology used in assessment of external testing, although in this scenario engagement will take place within the WAN at physical zone or attached DMZ or at logical management zone.
In order to attach to internal network in depth knowledge in various areas is needed. The knowledge areas are not restricted to Policy, Architecture, Implementation and Auditing but also includes multiple business units and operating systems. At Connectis, our experienced staff possess the requisite skills set and regularly update their skills to maintain a high level of quality for service delivery.
Connectis Internal network penetration testing includes a combination of internal network port and vulnerability scans, onsite visits, best industry practices and on-site meetings to facilitate discussions to arrive at the key findings and for addressing all the queries. The evaluation of current policies, procedures, physical and network security is done with the help of consultants who spends 2 to 3 days in the discovery process. Each audit is guided by the clients requirements. Our team will work in association with your organization and should have the same network rights as other users that would try to get access the system which should not be made available at the level of user’s privilege. The purpose of this test will be to learn the level of effectiveness of the security access controls at your organization.
External testing primarily focuses on your publicly available network resources which might lead you to a compromise. This test can be performed with full or no discovery of the network environment in question. A detailed analysis of your servers, routers, firewalls and applications would be performed during this test. First testing for your publicly accessible information followed by network enumeration.
With the help of network enumeration, we’ll target the hosts and other related network security devices with attacks. Next is the assessment of public portals, services and other security vulnerabilities that may be exposed. As the information is gathered to fully understand the environment, we would test the escalation of privileges takes place up till the point when the external environment remains under control.
- Pen tests simulates real world attacks
- It explores vulnerabilities in networks, systems and applications
- It discovers the root cause of the attacks and controls it
- It provides mitigation of the vulnerabilities found
- It provides a risk management document for companies
- It helps the companies make better choices when deploying their security resources
- Hackers constantly search for a new entry point to penetrate your systems and applications; which can have major impact on your organization’s business and reputation.
Penetration testing is not just about discovering flaws in the system and furnishing a report for us. People often confuse the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration testing; vulnerability assessment only scans and identify weaknesses in the systems, while penetration testing uses those weaknesses to hack into those systems.
Our expert penetration testers will work with you to tailor the project scope of devices and apps to be tested. Our team will exhaustively exploit the vulnerabilities that would affect your business and report on effective remedies to eliminate your risk. The primary objective is to penetrate your systems, find weaknesses gaps and loopholes mimicking the same procedures and strategies that malicious hackers would use to invade into your systems – but in a controlled safe way and by professionals you know and trust. Once we know what and where the issues are, your team or ours should fix them immediately. We’ll tell you how we hacked your system in detail and provide the strategy on how to eliminate your risk and ensure your protection.
It’s important to recognize that pen testing is a snapshot in time based on the current state of your systems, however technology changes all the time, with new updates and patches, new devices exposing your systems to new vulnerabilities. Vigilant pen testing requires that testing occur multiple times in a year to confirm the vital systems you depend on are safely protected.
We encourage building long term trusted client relationships to keep your environment safe from hackers amongst the ever changing IT landscaped with high end security audits and assessments customized according to your needs.
In the evolving world of mobile applications, as more and more organizations realize business value in offering customer and business-centric mobile applications, the attacks on these applications have become more prominent. If not deployed with security in mind, these applications can be exploited to steal sensitive customer information or to gain access to the corporate network. Since mobile applications may use different technologies and multiple communication channels, each of these areas may present a unique challenge to the security of a mobile application.
Connectis offers mobile application security testing service for the following platforms:
- Apple iOS-based mobile applications (iPhone and iPad)
- Android-based mobile applications
Our in-depth mobile application penetration testing service can identify weaknesses within iOS and Android applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Since mobile application security testing can pose unique challenges due to the sheer variety of mobile devices, operating systems and application types, Connectis maintains an up-to-date mobile application security lab and utilizes a combination of both physical devices and mobile device emulators to achieve comprehensive test coverage. At the end of each assessment, identified security weaknesses are presented to the business stakeholders in the form of a formal report, together with an assessment of risks posed to the business and a proposal for remedial actions. Our risk-based approach provides comprehensive analysis of business impact and ease of exploit for each vulnerability, allowing our clients to categorize vulnerabilities by risk and prioritize mitigation.
Mobile application penetration testing involves a rigorous and thorough approach as never seen before. Connectis generates a targeted attack as an outsider, and penetrates with searching for loopholes from strategy business viewpoint as well as technicalities which have been in existence for potential threats. Connectis approach is simple and lucid. Application testing tool and manual expert testing professionals work hand in hand to trigger the attacks and simultaneously record the score of vulnerabilities. Connectis high end sleuthing engraves deep inside the mobile applications and generates loopholes right from the roots.
The primary objective for a Infrastructure Penetration Testing is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in networks, systems, hosts and network devices (ie: routers, switches) before hackers are able to discover and exploit them. Infrastructure Penetration Testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise systems and networks in such a way that allows for unauthorized access to sensitive data or even take-over systems for malicious/non-business purposes.
This type of assessment is an attack simulation carried out by our highly-trained security consultants in an effort to:
- Identify security flaws present in the environment
- Understand the level of risk for your organization
- Help address and fix identified network security flaws
Connectis Penetration Testers have had experience supporting network, systems and hosts —not just trying to break them. They leverage this experience to zero in on critical issues and provide actionable remediation guidance.
As a result of our penetration tests, you’ll be able to view your systems through the eyes of both a hacker and an experienced network security professional to discover where you can improve your security posture. Our consultants produce findings in written reports and provide your team with the guidance necessary to effectively remediate any issues we uncover.
Wireless has become a necessity for organizations and their employees as it provides easy way to be connected at all times making physical location almost irrelevant. However, the risks associated with the use of wireless had been proven to be very dangerous because radio waves can travel through ceilings, floors, and walls, and transmitted data often reaches unintended recipients on different floors or outside the building. This could result in the risk of misusing the WLAN infrastructure by malicious parties searching for an opportunity to access company’s data.
To avoid these risks, the WLAN penetration testing will focus on the two main targets of the wireless attacks, i.e. both access points and WLAN clients. Our comprehensive approach delivers a complete security assessment of the wireless infrastructure, from the passive phase of discovering the inventory and perimeter and all the way up to active phase of exploiting man in the middle attacks and checking client configuration.