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Penetration Testing in UK

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What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing, or simply Pen Testing, is an authorized hacking attempt performed by ethical hackers to assess, identify, and mitigate security vulnerabilities present in the IT infrastructure of organizations.

Our CREST Certified Security Analysts offer customized Penetration Testing Services in the UK, simulating real-world cyber attacks. Penetration Testing can adopt different operable styles like White Box Penetration Testing, Black Box Penetration Testing or Grey Box Penetration Testing.

ValueMentor is a CREST Penetration Testing Service Provider in the UK that assists customers in improved risk mitigation through a range of Penetration Testing services.

Using ValueMentor Penetration Testing Services, companies get a detailed vulnerability report detailing complete risks, adjoining prioritized recommendations for quick mitigation. As a specialist Penetration Testing Company, we enable IT departments to quick-validate existing security controls and meet security compliance requirements while allowing managers better prioritize investment for remediation efforts.

ValueMentor is a CREST Penetration Testing Service Provider

Types of Network Penetration Testing

Types of Network Penetration Testing

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Benefits of Penetration Testing Services

Criticality of Vulnerabilities

Pen Testing helps proactively identify the criticality of the vulnerabilities and false positives produced by automated scanners. It allows you to prioritize the remedy action and evaluates if the found vulnerability is to be patched immediately or not based on the criticality.

Regulatory Compliance

Pen Testing helps organizations comply with the different regulatory standards like PCI DSS, HIPAA and GLBA. It can help organizations avoid fines for non-compliance.

Cost of Compliance

A security breach may impact and cost heavily for an organization. There may be a network downtime that can lead to a heavy business loss. Penetration Testing helps avoid these financial falls by identifying and addressing the risks in a prompt manner.

Why Network Penetration Testing

The IT infrastructure is evolving and becoming more complex. The internal networks have given access over the internet to legitimate users with user credentials and privilege levels outside the firewall, which automatically increases the attack surface. Such infrastructure needs to be assessed regularly for security threats.

A Network Penetration Testing Company identifies what type of resources go exposed to the outer world, determines the security risk involved, and prevents these threats before it calls the eye of attackers.

Network Penetration Testing Methodology

Information gathering & Network Discovery

We collect details about all Insecure Services, Active Hosts & Services, Fingerprinting the O S, Services & links and internet surfing linked to this, etc.

Scanning and enumeration

The Scanning and Enumeration process in Pen Testing includes port scanning, service detection, and OS fingerprints.

Gaining access

Gaining access involves vulnerability assessment and exploitation of the identified risk to evaluate the impact and severity.

Remedial Action Identification

ValueMentor CREST Certified Security Analysts identify a prioritized remedial action plan for the threats and vulnerabilities found in the previous phases.

Reporting & Re-Testing

A detailed report of the findings and guidance on remediation are submitted. On successful remediation, a re-test gets performed to validate the effectiveness of the fixes applied.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can a pen test be performed remotely?2023-02-28T06:27:20+00:00

Yes, penetration testing can go remotely via a VPN connection. Yet, many assessment exercises such as wireless pen tests or internal network pen tests might require onsite assessments.

2. How much does a Pen test cost my business?2023-02-28T06:27:49+00:00

A penetration test cost can vary depending on several factors ranging from the complexity of the target environment, the used methodologies, assessment type, and add-on services like remediation assists, etc. It also sticks to the days required to meet the agreed objective of executing a pen test.

3. What are things covered in a penetration testing report?2023-02-28T06:28:13+00:00

A penetration testing report provides exact detailing of technical infrastructure weaknesses that your organization faces. A well-documented report can go helpful in the later stages of the test for an organization’s internal security division in terms of planning their security operations. A pen testing report entail: –

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Vulnerability Outline
  3. Vulnerability Particulars
  4. Risk Score (such as CVSS)
  5. Action Plan for Remediation
  6. Conclusion
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