In simple terms, vulnerability scans are used to identify a list of known vulnerabilities in your IT systems, whereas penetration tests involve exploiting security weaknesses to determine whether a hacker would be able to access your corporate network. Penetration tests are often labour intensive as they require constant interaction and analysis from a dedicated security professional. On the other hand, vulnerability scans are typically automated and only test for a list of pre-discovered security holes.
In other words, a vulnerability scan is like discovering a door is unlocked but not trying to open it, a penetration test not only opens the door but walks inside too.
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How can Equilibrium help?
Here at Equilibrium, we are CREST certified penetration testers. CREST penetration testing certifications demonstrate that a company follows a stringent and industry approved penetration testing methodology. As security and penetration testing experts, we are able to support our customers with all penetration testing and vulnerability scanning requirements. If you would like to find out more about the services we offer please call our office on 0121 663 0055, head to the web pages below or register your details.