The best way to know how intruders will actually approach your network is to simulate an attack under controlled conditions. Our Penetration Testing Services team delivers network, application, wireless, and social engineering engagements to demonstrate the security level of your organization’s key systems and infrastructure. This simulation of real–world attack vectors documents actual risks posed to your company from the perspective of a motivated attacker.
There is a considerable amount of confusion in the industry regarding the differences between vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, as the two phrases are commonly interchanged. However, their meaning and implications are very different. A vulnerability assessment simply identifies and reports noted vulnerabilities, whereas a penetration test attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities to determine whether unauthorized access or other malicious activity is possible. Penetration testing typically includes network penetration testing and application security testing as well as controls and processes around the networks and applications, and should occur from both outside the network trying to come in (external testing) and from inside the network.
A penetration test will help companies determine the weaknesses in their network, computer systems and applications. A standard penetration test might contain a vulnerability assessment through conventional system and software testing or network security scanning alone. Unlike other penetration testing companies who focus on assembly line assessments, we take a different approach. At Offensive Security, we deliver a quality product tailored to your needs. We work with our customers to build an accurate profile of what your primary business function is, where threats come from, and what the goal of your security assessment is. This is done to ensure that the work conducted meets your exact needs and not just easily productive. We focus on long term relationships with our clients to ensure they get the best penetration test possible, offering them high-end, professional security audit services tailored to their needs.