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External Penetration Testing Services: Test Your Public Facing Assets

Unlock the power of proactive cybersecurity with our External Penetration Testing services. In an era where digital threats constantly evolve, safeguarding your organization's digital assets is paramount. Our expert team specializes in simulating real-world cyberattacks, assessing your external infrastructure's vulnerabilities, and providing actionable insights to fortify your defenses. With a blend of manual and automated testing methodologies, we replicate the tactics of malicious actors to unearth weaknesses before they can be exploited. Partner with us to stay one step ahead in the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity, ensuring your organization's resilience in the face of emerging threats.

Why External Penetration Testing is Essential

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External Threat Assessment

External penetration testing assesses the security of your organization's external-facing systems, such as websites and network infrastructure, from the perspective of an attacker. It identifies vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers trying to gain unauthorized access.


Early Threat Detection

By simulating real-world attacks, external penetration testing helps detect threats and vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can exploit them. This proactive approach allows you to patch and remediate issues before they become serious security incidents.


Protection of Customer Data

For businesses handling sensitive customer information, such as personal and financial data, external penetration testing is crucial. It helps ensure the protection of customer data by identifying and addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to data breaches.

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Security Assurance

External penetration testing provides assurance to your clients, partners, and stakeholders that you are actively monitoring and enhancing your cybersecurity measures. It demonstrates your commitment to maintaining a secure digital environment, fostering trust and credibility in your organization.

Examples of Techniques, Tactics and Procedures

Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

Cybersecurity is our top priority. Our penetration testing methodologies, tailored specifically for assessing external network security, adhere to industry best practices such as NIST SP 800-115, OWASP, and PTES. This ensures a comprehensive and focused evaluation of your network’s security posture against external threats. Our structured approach is designed to thoroughly assess your network’s vulnerabilities, helping you stay ahead of potential external cyber threats.

Tactics: Our penetration testing tactics are specifically geared towards external network security. These high-level strategies define the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of our external network assessments. They set the overarching goals and objectives for each engagement, focusing on external threat scenarios. For example, a common tactic might be ‘External Breach Attempt,’ where we aim to evaluate the resilience of your network’s perimeter defenses against unauthorized access attempts.

Techniques: Specializing in external network penetration, we employ a variety of techniques that are specifically effective against external security threats. These techniques are the specific methods, tools, and procedures we use to achieve our tactical objectives. For instance, under the ‘External Breach Attempt’ tactic, our techniques include exploiting known external vulnerabilities, testing firewall penetration capabilities, and assessing the effectiveness of external intrusion detection systems.

Procedures: Our procedures for external network penetration testing provide a detailed roadmap for executing each technique with precision and efficiency. These step-by-step sequences ensure that our assessments are carried out consistently and comprehensively, focusing on external network aspects. Our procedures guide testers through every aspect of external network testing, from initial reconnaissance to final breach attempts, ensuring a thorough and effective assessment of your external network security.

Identification of all publicly accessible IP addresses and domains associated with the organization.

Scanning open ports on identified hosts to determine which services are running and potentially vulnerable.

Identifying the specific versions and configurations of services running on open ports to pinpoint potential vulnerabilities.

Scanning for known vulnerabilities in the services and applications discovered on the external hosts.

Evaluating network protocols for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.

Checking the security of login mechanisms and authentication processes for weaknesses, including password policies and brute-force attack resistance.

Analyzing firewall and filtering rules to identify potential misconfigurations or overly permissive rules.

Evaluating the security of DNS configurations and assessing the risk of zone transfers.

Scanning for SSL/TLS vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, such as weak cipher suites and expired certificates.

Assessing the security of load balancers and reverse proxies to ensure they do not introduce vulnerabilities.

Verifying the security of VPN and remote access solutions, including authentication methods and encryption protocols.

Checking for the presence and effectiveness of security headers like HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and X-Content-Type-Options.

Enumerating information about the organization from public sources to understand potential attack vectors.

For identified vulnerabilities, conducting advanced exploitation tests to determine the severity and potential impact of the vulnerabilities.

Identifying the specific versions and configurations of services running on open ports to pinpoint potential vulnerabilities.

Entire Suite of Offensive Security Services

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Internal Network Penetration Testing

Internal penetration testing assesses an organization's network and systems from within, simulating insider threats to identify vulnerabilities and enhance overall security.

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External Network Penetration Testing

External penetration testing concentrates on evaluating an organization's outward-facing systems and digital footprint, emulating external threats to reveal weaknesses and enhance overall security defenses.

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Wireless Network Penetration Testing

Wireless penetration testing focuses on examining an organization's wireless networks and devices, replicating potential wireless threats to uncover vulnerabilities and strengthen overall security measures.


Web Application Penetration Testing

Our comprehensive service goes beyond the surface. We delve deep into your web applications, meticulously simulating attacks, and identifying vulnerabilities. By doing so, we ensure that your web apps are fortified against threats, enhancing your overall security posture.


Social Engineering

Our Social Engineering Services are designed to uncover and fortify the human vulnerabilities in your organization's cybersecurity framework.


Physical Security Assessments

A Physical Security Assessment thoroughly examines your organization's existing physical security measures to identify potential vulnerabilities and areas for enhancement.


Physical Penetration Testing

Physical Penetration Testing services rigorously evaluate the security of your physical premises against unauthorized access or breaches.


Red Team Operations

Red Team Operations offer a multi-layered, adversarial approach to test your organization’s defenses against sophisticated cyber and physical threats.