CREST Penetration Testing Service

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Stay one step ahead of the hackers. Let our CREST Accredited security experts test how secure your defences are.

Would a hacker be able to penetrate your security defences?


  • Do you want to test the effectiveness of your security controls?

    No matter how sophisticated your security defences are, there is always a possibility that someone could penetrate your defences

  • Would you like support to remediate vulnerabilities found?

    Our Penetration Testing service offers far more than just a one off test, we can work alongside you to mitigate threats and help improve your security posture

  • Are you looking for CREST accredited experts?

    Here at Equilibrium we are a highly qualified safe pair of hands. Not only are we CREST Accredited, we have also been carrying out penetration tests for over a decade

Four in 10 businesses (43%) have suffered a cyber breach in the past 12 monthsCyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

How can Equilibrium help?

Here at Equilibrium, we are CREST-accredited ethical penetration testers. This accreditation is a proven cyber security framework which demonstrates that we have up to date knowledge of the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers.  In order to achieve the CREST certification you must undertake a series of thorough examinations which are assessed and approved by GCHQ and NCSC.

Whilst most pen testing services simply provide a report of the findings. We work alongside our customers to remediate the issues found and help to build their security defences. Equilibrium Security have been undertaking security tests of varying types over many years and as security experts we’re well equipped to understand the practicalities of implementing secure systems without inhibiting business productivity.

Features of our Penetration Testing Service


  • Using the AppCheck vulnerability scanning tool we will regularly scan your web applications for vulnerabilities such as out of date software

  • CREST accredited penetration tests will be undertaken every quarter

  • We will provide a quarterly penetration testing report and a face to face meeting to run through the vulnerabilities found and our suggestions for remediation steps

  • It will help you understand key vulnerabilities and their exploitability

  • It can identify unknown zero-day attack vulnerabilities

  • Tests can be run continually through contract term

  • Tests for all the critical vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 including SQL Injection and XSS

What is Penetration Testing?

The cyber threat landscape is constantly changing and new strains of malware are being developed and distributed on a daily basis. Therefore, no matter how sophisticated your security defences are, there is always a possibility that someone is able to penetrate your defences.

The aim of a penetration test is to simulate a malicious hack on a network to evaluate the effectiveness of the security in place.  With the permission of an organisation, skilled ‘white hat’ security engineers use penetration testing software to try to gain access to networks and systems protected by security controls. Penetration testing services exploit software and hardware for any vulnerabilities found in a safe controlled environment. Once the test is complete, a detailed report is put together which identifies the vulnerabilities found and the gaps in your security armour.

Reasons for running regular penetration tests

Though many penetration testing companies conduct pen tests on an ad-hoc basis, we don’t recommend undertaking penetration testing as a one-off activity. In order to protect your infrastructure you must have a proactive approach to tackling emerging threats.

  • Penetration tests help determine weaknesses in your security defences which may allow unsolicited access to software, hardware and applications
  • They help ensure technical controls are effective – this assures senior management that data is safe, protected and you are not likely to suffer a breach
  • Regular network penetration testing not only improves your overall security posture, it is also a vital component to any effective risk management strategy
  • With the cyber threat landscape constantly evolving, penetration tests help you stay in control of your assets and ensure hackers cannot gain access to your sensitive information
  • Pen-tests help you comply with GDPR as they expose your security weaknesses which could leave you open to a breach
  • New malware strains are created every single day which is why pen testing should not be a one off activity. As the threat landscape changes you need to ensure that your security posture remains impenetrable. If you simply assume that your existing security defences will always protect you against any threat, hackers may be able to exploit your systems

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About Appcheck

AppCheckNG is a best-in-class Web Application and Infrastructure vulnerability scanner. Designed and developed by experienced web application penetration testers, it provides the capability to carry out regular scans to identify vulnerabilities which, if left unchecked, could quickly become a significant business risk.

AppCheckNG is the only UK based vulnerability scanner with people available to support with running and administrating of the tool in the UK.

Deployed as single SaaS scanning system or as part of a distributed scanning network, AppcheckNG offers unparalleled detection rates, accuracy and scalability.

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