Network Penetration Testing
You can’t afford to take chances with the security of your network infrastructure. It should be regularly monitored and tested to ensure that it’s secure and Cyber Security risks are minimised.
Ensuring The Security Of Your Infrastructure
One way to determine the security of your infrastructure is through network penetration testing. Also known as network pen testing, this is a simulated cyber-attack on a computer network to evaluate its security posture. Its primary goal is to identify vulnerabilities in the network infrastructure and assess the impact a successful attack might have.
By performing network security penetration testing, businesses can discover weaknesses before cybercriminals get a chance to exploit them. Remedial actions can then be developed and implemented to reduce the risk of a successful attack and any damage that might ensue.
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How Does Network Pen Testing Work?
Internal network pen testing simulates an attack on your internal systems and network devices, while external network pen testing simulates an attack on your public facing assets.
The main difference between the two is the level of access granted to the tester. Internal network pen testing requires privileged access to the network, while external network pen testing does not.
During infrastructure penetration testing, a range of vulnerabilities can be detected, such as:
- Insecure configuration parameters
- Ineffective firewalls
- Unpatched systems
- Software flaws
By identifying and remediating these vulnerabilities, businesses can significantly reduce the risk of a successful cyber-attack.
There are five steps to the network security and penetration testing process:
Combatting An Evolving Threat
Network security threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and it’s crucial for businesses to identify and mitigate them effectively. Some common network security threats and attacks include malware, phishing, and DDoS attacks:
What Is Included In A Network Pen Test Report?
The summary outlines the scope of the test, the testing methodology, and the key findings.
The risk analysis assesses the likelihood and impact of the identified vulnerabilities.
The impact analysis evaluates the potential consequences of a successful attack on the business.
The recommendations provide actionable advice on how to remediate the vulnerabilities and improve the security posture of the network.
What Are The Benefits of Network Pen Testing?
Firewall penetration testing and server penetration testing can play a vital part in improving your overall Cyber Security. It is highly targeted and can identify current vulnerabilities that leave your system vulnerable to exploitation by cyber-criminals. It enables businesses to assess the impact of a successful attack and then prepare accordingly.
Network pen testing also helps organisations to get the maximum benefit from their security budget by identifying gaps in their defences. It protects organisations from the cost, inconvenience and reputational damage that can result from a successful attack on your network.
How Equilibrium Security Can Help
Equilibrium Security is one of the leading network penetration companies in the UK. We are a CREST certified infrastructure tester which means we have up-to-date knowledge of the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers. As well as identifying and testing all potential vulnerabilities, we can provide step-by-step remediation guidance and help develop a patch management strategy.
Contact our experienced team today for further information about our network penetration testing services and take the risk out of your network security.