Penetration test

Penetration testing (or pentesting) is a simulated cyber attack where professional ethical hackers break into corporate networks to find weaknesses ... before attackers do. The purpose of this simulated attack is to identify any weak spots in a system’s defenses which attackers could take advantage of.

Types of penetration testing:


1. Web application Penetration Testing
2. Network and Servers Penetration Testing
3. Wireless networks Penetration Testing
4. Mobile Penetration Testing


Explanation:


Web application Penetration Testing- Designed to identify potential vulnerabilities in your websites and web applications and provide recommendations for improving your security posture.

Network and Servers Penetration Testing - Provides a complete solution for effectively testing your IT network infrastructure and making sure your organisation is genuinely secure against cyber threats. Your system will be reviewed for vulnerabilities to identify any weaknesses that could allow an attacker to compromise the network, the data stored on it or the devices hosted on it.

Wireless networks Penetration Testing - Identify and exploit vulnerabilities within your wireless network. This service provides a thorough reconnaissance of where a wireless signal can be received across your targeted locations by an attacker and a technical test of your wireless network.

Black Box Testing is a software testing method in which the functionalities of software applications are tested without having knowledge of internal code structure, implementation details and internal paths. Black Box Testing mainly focuses on input and output of software applications and it is entirely based on software requirements and specifications. It is also known as Behavioral Testing.

Gray box testing is a software testing technique to test a software product or application with partial knowledge of internal structure of the application. The purpose of grey box testing is to search and identify the defects due to improper code structure or improper use of applications. In this process, context-specific errors that are related to web systems are commonly identified. It increases the testing coverage by concentrating on all of the layers of any complex system.

White Box Testing is software testing technique in which internal structure, design and coding of software are tested to verify flow of input-output and to improve design, usability and security. In white box testing, code is visible to testers so it is also called Clear box testing, Open box testing, Transparent box testing, Code-based testing and Glass box testing. It is one of two parts of the Box Testing approach to software testing. Its counterpart, Blackbox testing, involves testing from an external or end-user type perspective. On the other hand, White box testing in software engineering is based on the inner workings of an application and revolves around internal testing.