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Experts in IT Security

Penetration testing has now become part of most major IT companies regular security orientated tasks. It allows businesses to see what threats they may be exposed to in a clear comprehensive report. Penetration testing is especially useful when it comes to client reassurance so that your clients know all of their data is safe and secure.

Netzen provide Penetration Testing for companies that may require:

  • UK Accredited Penetration Testers
  • Web App Penetration Testing Experts
  • On-going Security Monitoring and Protection
  • Server & Infrastructure Penetration Testing
  • Perimeter Vulnerability Scans
  • Website Penetration Testing

Call Netzen now on 01628 200 555 to discuss Penetration Testing solutions for your business.

What is network penetration testing?

Penetration testing put simply is a simulation of what an experienced hacker might be able to do when trying to compromise your network, website or other internet facing devices. The whole purpose of a penetration test is to help identify vulnerabilities so you can patch them before a real hacker runs exploits against your live services.

Pen tests will identify real vulnerabilities that exist on your network or website and report them to you in a manner that allows you to proactively fix them before hackers can take advantage. Choosing knowledgeable and certified pen testers, like that of Netzen’s, can help you consistently stay on top of security and improve your data integrity and confidentiality long term.

The long term benefits of continuous security will ensure vulnerabilities are identified before hackers can exploit them, leaving your business reputation intact. The results of a pen test will be given to you in a comprehensive report, which will help improve your business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and at the same time realise the full impact a security breach would have.

Netzen will work with you to simulate what a hack could do to your business, without causing downtime or disruption to business daily activities. Although pen tests aim to exploit vulnerabilities and point out weaknesses in your systems, they are conducted without malicious intent and scheduled to happen at your preferred time. Professional pen testers take IT security very seriously and are trained to ensure you understand the vulnerabilities uncovered and impacts they would have if taken advantage of by hackers. We will ensure that your business has been given accurate information and do our best to help you secure your targets through our detailed reports.

Why you should use a network security professional

Netzen has highly trained CREST approved staff. If you use a company that have non-security accreditation to conduct penetration testing you could impact business operations and cause outages and this could incur significant costs.  With a vast knowledge of network security, our experts have skills that can be applied to all areas of your IT infrastructure. Here are a few of the core skills our network penetration testers have:

Web App Security.

Netzen offer Web App Penetration Testing to clients who require the very best in web application security testing. We conduct our web app pen testing using the latest OWASP Penetration Testing frameworks to ensure we find any potential OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities. We will work with you to scope out the testing requirements to match your budget and time constraints to achieve a successful result. Once testing is complete you will receive a detailed 20+ page penetration testing report. We can audit nearly every framework or CMS there is, from Drupal or WordPress installs to Laravel or ASP .NET web applications.

Data Breach Prevention.

When a penetration test is complete, you will receive a list of all vulnerabilities ranked by severity and impact. It is normal that an engineer will exploit an initial vulnerability and then pivot into the network delving deeper into your infrastructure and sensitive resources. Often the pivots into the network will expose sensitive data that you might not of thought would be possible to be obtained by an outsider or network penetration tester. With the networking knowledge that our testers have you can rest assured that we will weed out any potential attack method that could be used to leak data and inform you about it so that you can stop this from happening. In the security industry this is known as offensive security as we are playing an ‘attacking game’ to try and breach a target and uncover sensitive data. You can also conduct defensive security (defsec), where proactive defensive security measures are put in place to reduce the chances of a breach or minimise ones impact. Netzen’s security team are experts in both offensive and defensive security techniques, and this is where a network security professional can be worth their weight in gold.

Security Controls.

Whether you are getting an application, server, firewall or network appliance tested, our security testers will use logical security testing methods to assess each device/app for weaknesses. We are experts in data enumeration and spotting patterns through different responses given by your firewalls or applications to find vulnerabilities. This is where a security expert will outmatch any other general network engineer and add real value to the penetration test.

Compliance.

Penetration testing is now a core requirement of most PCI-DSS assessments. Network security experts will carry out penetration tests and monthly vulnerability scans to PCI and other compliance standards, ensuring you reach the high security level required to achieve and then maintain the PCI-DSS standards. The knowledge and insight they will provide to your network operators will give you a new level of understanding when it comes to security principles and procedures to best utilise.

UK Certified Penetration Testers

Netzen use certified penetration testers who are based in the UK. We only use pen testers who have achieved prestigious certifications such as SANS, OSCP or CREST qualifications. All of our penetration testers are proficient with network scouting and intelligence gathering tools, vulnerability scanning and exploitation techniques, to ensure you get the best possible security testing service. For more details about our pen testers call 01628 200 555

Network Penetration Testing

Netzen can assess and audit your web facing assets and conduct perimeter network penetration tests on servers or networked hardware like routers or firewalls. With an influx in zeroday exploits being made public, many common devices like Cisco ASAs have been left vulnerable to attack unless patched. We can help identify weaknesses in your ‘in-play’ hardware and help mitigate new threats by performing audits and penetration tests against your devices.

Network Penetration Testing Services you may require:

  • IP Space Network Penetration Test
  • Router or Hardware Appliance Security Testing
  • Managed Network Security Services
  • Perimeter Penetration Testing
  • SIEM and Log Management or Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Network Forensics and Log analysis
  • Web Application Firewalls and DDoS Defense

How to engage Netzen’s Security Team

Netzen has worked with big brand names like Mercedes-Benz and Dior in the past, helping secure web portals, custom web applications and servers. Businesses from around the world have come to use Netzen to manage their security and cast a third party view over the targets in question.

  • Client provides a list of targets such as web apps or IPs
  • Netzen reviews, agrees scope with client and price
  • Time frame agreed upon (in or out of hours)
  • Client ensures backups taken if testing production environment
  • Testing begins, this phase may last a couple of weeks depending on the number of targets
  • Testing completes, report documentation completed and handed to client
  • Feedback from client received, fixes implemented by client
  • Netzen to check if vulnerabilities have been fixed and feedback to client
  • Netzen and client to agree frequency of further tests or ongoing security testing strategies
We can provide a large range of IT security services, if you are interested in using Netzen to conduct independent security reviews or penetration tests on your network or web applications call us on 01628 200 555 or visit our subsidiary Security Audit Systems for more security services.

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