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Why choose Bulletproof penetration testing

Continuous Security Protection

Protect your business 24/7 with automated scans included with every penetration test

Competitive Pen Test Prices

Bulletproof prices are highly competitive without sacrificing quality, keeping you protected

CREST Certified Security Experts

Pen test teams are qualified by industry recognised certification bodies, including CREST

Modern Dashboard Driven Platform

Our simple to use dashboard prioritises test results and gives you key remediation guidance

What is penetration testing? What is penetration testing?

What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing, also known as pentesting or ethical hacking, is where a pen testing company attempts to access and compromise your network, system and application security. By simulating the actions of a real-world attacker in a controlled environment, pen testing provides a list of your security weaknesses. The goal of penetration testing is to help you fix your vulnerabilities before they’re exploited by a cyber criminal. Penetration testing services from a reputable pen test provider is widely considered standard best practice, and pen testing should be a foundational component of your risk management programme. Penetration tests are also required for many certification standards, including PCI DSS, SOC2, ISO 27001 & more.

Benefits of penetration testing

  • Uncover your security weaknesses

    Penetration testing uses human skill & insight to uncover threats

  • Automated security scans

    Continuously uncover the latest security threats to your business

  • At-a-glance prioritisation

    Results delivered in a modern dashboard-driven platform

  • Key remediation advice

    Fix issues fast with remediation advice included with each threat

  • Support sales growth

    Give customer confidence that you take their security seriously

  • Helps with compliance

    Meet ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GDPR, SOC2 requirements & more

Why your organisation needs a penetration test Why your organisation needs a penetration test

Why your organisation needs a penetration test

Penetration testing services are widely recognised as the best way to stay on top of evolving cyber threats and prevent data breaches. It’s recommended to perform a pen test at least once a year, and on significant change to your infrastructure.

  • Prevent data breaches & reputation loss
  • Bid for commercial contracts & tenders
  • Meet or maintain compliance requirements
  • Due diligence & supply chain security
  • Inspire customer confidence
  • Secure software development (SDLC)

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Boost your compliance with penetration testing Boost your compliance with penetration testing

Boost your compliance with penetration testing

Given its position as an essential best practice, penetration testing is either recommended or required for a wide range of information security and cyber security standards. Using a reputable pen test service provider will directly help your business meet compliance with:

  • PCI DSS
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC 2
  • HIPAA
  • FTC Safeguards
  • GDPR
  • And more

For more information on penetration testing for compliance, including top tips on how to configure a compliance pen test, read our blog on penetration testing for compliance.

Why your organisation needs a penetration test Why your organisation needs a penetration test

Pen testing services you can trust

Expect more from your penetration testing company than just a list of vulnerabilities. As one of the leading UK security testing companies, Bulletproof gives you actionable intel to power faster, more effective remediations.

  • All findings detailed in our dashboard-driven platform
  • Remediation guidance included for each & every threat
  • Insight into business impacts, likelihood & ease of exploitation
  • At-a-glance prioritisation to track threats & manage remediation progress
  • Make strategic improvements to your security posture

Learn more about penetration testing (FAQ)

A penetration test, often called a pen test or pentest, is a methodical simulated attack on your IT infrastructure, with the aim of discovering security vulnerabilities. The methods and tools of the security testing vary depending on what’s being tested, such as network, systems, web apps, mobile apps or the cloud. Pen testing is requirement of many compliance standards, including PCI DSS, ISO, SOC 2, HIPAA, FTC & more.

Vulnerability scanning, sometimes called automated penetration testing, uses scanning software to methodically and simply scan for a list of known vulnerabilities. Penetration testing on the other hand uses in depth analysis and human ingenuity to uncover security flaws that can’t be found by vulnerability scanning alone.

Automated testing and vulnerability scanning are an important part of your defences, such as helping regular patching, whereas a penetration test provides detailed reporting and remediation advice from cyber security experts. Penetration testing companies will use both tools in their arsenal to make sure your business is protected against cyber threats.

Pentesting engagements vary in their duration depending on the scope of the test. There are several factors to consider, such as if the pentest is internal or external, network size and complexity, and how much information is disclosed upfront. Bulletproof’s dedicated SaaS portal powers our intelligent reporting, meaning that more time is spent delivering penetration testing services, and less time taken up by report writing. This means your business gets a better understanding of the results, and your test is more cost effective.

Bulletproof penetration testing is specifically designed to safely identify and exploit vulnerabilities with minimal risk of disrupting your business operations. Testing can be also performed against a non-production replica of your live environment, such as a UAT/QA environment. A common specification on testing is ‘no denial of service (DoS)’, meaning tests will have a negligible impact on your day-to-day operations.

Bulletproof has innovated our own technology solutions so that almost all types of penetration testing can be performed remotely. Whereas other providers will insist on on-site access for their pentesters, Bulletproof can perform pen testing services remotely.

As a trusted penetration testing service provider, Bulletproof offers a variety of pen tests, as one-offs to spot check your security or on a recurring basis as part of an on-going security strategy. The exact type of penetration test you require depends on your security objectives and compliance needs, such as PCI DSS pen testing. We often find that combined testing – such as a mix of web application and infrastructure/network security testing – gets the best outcome..

Penetration testing projects vary in length and complexity depending on a number of factors, including what apps and infrastructure are being tested, the aims of the test, and the testing parameters. As a leading UK penetration testing service provider, we take the time to understand your aims and objectives, so we can scope a best-fit security test that delivers value for money. As a specialist penetration testing company, we have dedicated pentest scoping experts to help you get the best outcome for your pen test.

Best practices, compliance standards and security professionals all agree that penetration testing should be conducted at least once a year. In addition, extra pentesting should be performed upon significant change or upgrades to your infrastructure. This schedule of security testing is even mandated by certain compliance standards, including PCI DSS.

CREST is an internationally recognised body that promotes the highest standards of security testing. Bulletproof is a member of CREST for penetration testing and security scanning, and our expert pentesters additionally individually hold CREST certifications. Selecting a CREST certified penetration testing company gives you confidence that your pen testing services will be carried out to the highest technical and ethical standards.

At the end of the technical operations, the lead pentester assigned to you will create the comprehensive report and make it available in the Bulletproof threat management portal. The report will detail each threat, the business impact, likelihood of exploitation, how easy it is to fix. Crucially, remediation guidance is included for each and every pen test finding, and the dashboard makes tracking remediations easy. This makes it easier and quicker to improve your security posture. A thorough debrief call is also available, depending on the scope of the test.

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Bulletproof's security qualifications

With OSCP & CREST certified expert pen testers and 7+ years in the industry, Bulletproof penetration testing services have a proven track record of finding flaws and helping businesses stay ahead of the hackers.

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Penetration testing methodology

While the penetration testing exact methodology will depend on the type and nature of test, most penetration testing services follow the same high-level methodology. Learn more about the fundamentals of penetration testing, plus tips for how to get a good outcome, download our free Essential Guide to Penetration Testing White Paper.

Scope definition & pre-engagement interactions

Scope

Based on your defined goals, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored testing strategy.

Intelligence gathering & threat modelling

Intelligence gathering & threat modelling

In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible.

Vulnerability analysis

Vulnerability analysis

Using the latest tools and sector knowledge, we’ll uncover what’s making your critical assets vulnerable and at risk from attack.

Exploitation

Exploitation

Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our penetration testers will test all core infrastructure and components without disrupting your business.

Post-exploitation

Post-exploitation

The team will determine the risks and pivot to other systems and networks if within the scope of the test. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.

Reporting

Reporting

Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your test.

Continuous Security

Continuous Security

New threats are discovered every day, so Bulletproof includes automated security scans to help you keep on top of new security weaknesses.

Meet our pen test team

Bulletproof takes pride in building and nurturing the best cyber talent to ensure our penetration testing services always get the best security outcomes for our clients. Our global teams of OSCP & CREST penetration testers are highly skilled, speak at security events and have discovered CVEs.

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  • One of the leading pen test providers in the UK
  • Combines automated scanning & human expertise
  • Detailed threat analysis & breakdown
  • Remediation advice with each threat
  • Track threats & manage remediations
  • Get a big-picture view of your security

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