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Network security testing

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What is Network Penetration Test?

Also known as infrastructure penetration testing, network pen testing is a proactive approach to cyber security. It discovers, critically assesses and exploits security vulnerabilities, weaknesses, technical misconfigurations that a cyber attacker would target in your network’s infrastructure.

The ramifications of a breach can be costly fiscally and reputationally. The number of cyber attacks on a business is on the rise so it isn’t a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

Our network pen testing experts will identify the risks posed to your business, and crucially, develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen your cyber resilience. In as little as 3 days and with minimal disruption to your business, you’ll know how to bulletproof your organisation.


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Benefits of Network Penetration Testing

Compromised data can lead to financial and reputational damage. Exploiting vulnerabilities in a controlled environment through pen testing allows you to see what you are doing well and what needs urgent attention. Today’s cyber criminals are more advanced than ever before. Bulletproof’s team of CREST accredited network pen testers perform robust tests that mimic those of the hackers, with little impact on your daily operations. We’ll protect your business now and for the future.

  • Uncover vulnerabilities and poor security controls
  • Exploit network security flaws in order to understand the full risk
  • Expose insecure functionality in your networks and logic flaws
  • Form part software development lifecycle, to improve future development
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Types of Network Penetration Testing

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Internal Networks

Designed to see what a threat actor would achieve if they had access as an employee of your business or direct network access. In this test, we simulate a malicious user on your network, a compromised asset or an attacker who has leveraged other vulnerabilities to gain direct access to the networks in your organisation.

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External Networks

A pen test designed to test your external presence determines how easily your system can be breached with little to no information to gain access.

Common Network Vulnerabilities

Top 10 most common internal & external network vulnerabilities we have found when pen testing:

  1. SSL Misconfigurations (12%)
  2. Missing HTTP Security Headers (4%)
  3. Outdated Website Libraries/Components (3%)
  4. SMB Signing not Required (3%)
  5. Excessive Information Disclosure (2%)
  6. Unnecessary Open Services (2%)
  7. Host Header Injection (2%)
  8. Outdated and Unsupported Third Party Software (2%)
  9. SSH Misconfiguration (2%)
  10. ClickJacking (2%)
76%

of network vulnerabilities are easily fixed

2 in 10

of these will be exploited by cyber criminals


Our Network App Pen Testing Methodology & Service

Most penetration testing follows a 6-step lifecycle:

Scope definition & pre-engagement interactions

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

Intelligence gathering & threat modelling

In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible about the web apps and sites in the remit.

Vulnerability analysis

This is where our network penetration testers get testing. Using the latest tools and sector knowledge, we’ll uncover what’s making your critical assets vulnerable and at risk from attack.

Exploitation

Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our network penetration testers will test all external and internal-facing systems without disrupting your business.

Post-exploitation

The team will determine the value of the compromised targets by trying to elevate privileges and pivot to other systems and networks if you are looking to understand the full impact of the threat. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.

Reporting

Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. Once received, we’ll invite you for a collaborative read through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your test.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Network Penetration Test?

Also known as infrastructure penetration testing, network pen testing is a proactive approach to cyber security. It discovers, critically assesses and exploits security vulnerabilities, weaknesses, technical misconfigurations that a cyber attacker would target in your network’s infrastructure.

The ramifications of a breach can be costly fiscally and reputationally. The number of cyber attacks on a business is on the rise so it isn’t a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

Our network pen testing experts will identify the risks posed to your business, and crucially, develop a comprehensive plan to strengthen your cyber resilience. In as little as 3 days and with minimal disruption to your business, you’ll know how to bulletproof your organisation.

What will the network pen test report contain?

After our team of experts complete the network penetration testing, you will receive a comprehensive report that will contain the following:

  • All risks based on the current server/ application setup/configuration
  • Vulnerabilities and running services for the servers and applications
  • What has been done to exploit each security issue
  • Remediation steps
  • Near-term and long-term actions

All testing programmes are bespoke to your needs and organisation so please use the above as a guide.

How long does a test normally take?

  • Small apps, networks, cloud systems: 2-3 days
  • Medium apps, networks, cloud systems: 5-10 days
  • Larger apps, networks, cloud systems:10 days+

All tests are tailored to you so use this as a guide.

Will my business be disrupted during the test?

Testing can be performed against a non-production replica of your live environment, such as a UAT/QA environment, to ensure no risk to your live services. If testing against production is unavoidable, we can coordinate our testing activities to minimise the impact. You can also specify things like no denial of service (DoS), meaning tests will have a negligible impact on your day-to-day operations.

Do you offer free retests?

Whilst we do not offer free retesting, we do offer 12-month vulnerability scanning.

Do you recommend other tests to complement certain pen tests?

Regular and comprehensive assessments of your cyber security are always recommended. The ramifications of security breaches can result in severe financial and reputational losses. We would always advise the safest approach for a company is to regard your cyber security holistically, weaknesses in one area may undermine security implemented elsewhere.

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