Penetration Testing Services

Security Audit Systems offer external independent security penetration testing services. Based in the UK, we have a portfolio of international clients, varying from small to medium sized companies to multinationals operating in countries such as the USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, India, Russia and China. Businesses across the world come to us to have their websites and web facing networking equipment tested against the latest security vulnerabilities.

Security Audit Systems is a highly driven security consultancy with a keen interest in all aspects of the IT security sector. Each member of our team is a skilled penetration testing consultant, who will provide your business with an in-depth security vulnerability assessment of your systems. Providing accurate information that helps businesses secure their online presence is our objective, and at the same time fundamentally helping the internet become a more secure communications platform for us all.

How does Penetration Testing Work?

There are essentially two main types of Penetration Test, a blackbox penetration testing often called an external penetration testing, or a whitebox penetration test, often called an internal penetration test. Blackbox penetration testing looks at the target from an outsiders perspective, with no prior knowledge of the system, and are generally the most preferred option. Whitebox penetration testing looks at the target host with insider knowledge, meaning an account/user access privilege would be handed to the pen tester, to see what information they could obtain. Often this is done in order to test account access controls, or to see if any flaws exist which would allow users to escalate privileges. Penetration testing works within a set framework, generally consisting of four broad phases, network enumeration, vulnerability assessments, exploitation and finally reporting and remediation. Network enumeration aims to pulls as much information about the network as possible using a variety of information gathering tools and techniques. Vulnerability assessments search the information obtained for known flaws and weaknesses, which are then validated where possible using exploits. The final stage and often the most time consuming is the report writing, when all the information obtained is put together in an easily understandable report for the client to read.

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Why do you need Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing is an important service that any business with sensitive data on their networks should consider. The information obtained from a penetration test may help prevent security breaches in critical web facing infrastructure, as well as flaws within the local area network. The information can be used to better prepare your business against the ever present threat of cyber attacks. Penetration testing may also provide additional intelligence to help complete risk assessments and to seek additional funding when changes need to be made.

How much does Penetration Testing cost?

Penetration testing charges can vary considerably, depending on the project size, and often what the clients scope or objectives are. Each penetration test is quoted for once a full understanding of all the aims and objectives from the client have been made clear. Typically penetration testing works on a per IP basis, and depending on how many IPs and the potential services operating on the IP, prices can range from £1500-£2500. Bigger companies with multiple IPs that need testing often receive a better price per IP because they are awarding more work to the penetration testing company. Security Audit Systems offers a limited automated scan (90 seconds and just one engine) for free, website security scan for more, however we highly recommend contacting us to obtain a quote and full 20+ page report on your website using the most advanced testing techniques available on the market.

Website Penetration Testing

Security Audit Systems offers comprehensive website penetration testing services; each audit involves a highly complex website security testing procedure that will identify and attack known weaknesses in web applications. Website security testing includes a full website security audit and website penetration test. You will also receive detailed documentation and reports of our findings as part of the testing process which are provided to assist you in mitigating known website security vulnerabilities. Security Audit Systems conduct all of our website security tests to the highest standard and follow the OWASP website penetration testing framework and guidelines. Web application penetration testing is an extremely useful service to business that demand the very best in application security reassurance.

Penetration Testing UK

We are proud to have developed many of our own penetration testing platforms and tools, which gives us a competitive advantage when detecting system vulnerabilities. We have access to huge security vulnerability databases and unique private Proof of Concept (PoC) attack frameworks developed by our engineers in-house. We offer both automated and manual testing techniques for all computer platforms. Please make an enquiry to discuss how we can help you meet your security requirements.

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Please call us on 0845 862 1052 or contact us to discuss your security concerns or requirements.

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