Even internal web applications are not entirely safe from harm. It is possible for internal users, for example, to find loopholes and use their stance as an internal agent to conduct malicious damage to your systems.
The schemes of cybercriminals are getting more and more sophisticated, and so the ways in which we defend against cyber-attack must develop accordingly too. One of the most effective ways to protect your web applications from harm is through web application-specific penetration testing.
Web application penetration testing services
Web application penetration testing services should form an essential part of your cyber security strategy. If you’re a business based online, then testing your web applications becomes critical.
Web applications, you see, are somewhat of a double-edged sword. Just as their capabilities advance, so too do the opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate them and do damage to your organisation.
Essentially, our team of experts can thoroughly scan and test all of your web-based infrastructures to identify any loopholes and weak points in your current systems. We can then provide you with a step-by-step guide filled with recommendations on how to improve your digital security. It’s that simple.
Why is web application testing important?
Web application security consists of both websites and web services like APIs. As a result, the very size of the attack surface can itself seem overwhelming. That’s why it’s an excellent idea for your organisation to get experts like us on board to help make sure everything is in line.
Business-critical web applications can well and truly elevate the performance of your company to new heights. However, if left unchecked, they can also hide weaknesses that may later bring harm to your business.
External hackers — or even disgruntled insiders — may prey upon these weaknesses and compromise your systems. With opportunity often comes data breaches which can cost your company a lot — both financially and reputation-wise. After your organisation has suffered a loss or corruption of data, the loss can be great and it can be difficult to gain back your customers’ trust again.
Regularly testing your web applications, especially in a way that simulates the attempts of hackers, is a surefire way to lessen, if not completely eradicate, the threat of cyber attack. Regular testing can identify and smooth out any bumps in your cybersecurity plan which may otherwise have opened up your business to vulnerability.
How can our web application testing help you?
How do we conduct web application tests?
During our standard web application testing process we use an advanced methodology that our in-house developers have created specifically.
The specific duration and depth of each test are determined by the amount of web applications as well as your unique requirements. However, combining automated and manual testing capabilities, we carry out our tests in line with the OWASP Top 10 framework as the bare minimum.
What do our web applications test?
During our testing procedures, we’ll scan for a whole variety of weaknesses in your web applications, including (but not limited to):
- Cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws. These are what allow attackers to extract data from your systems or even perform DDoS attacks.
- SSL/TLS weaknesses. These have the potential to compromise sensitive personal information.
- Insecure deserialization. This often leads to remote code execution attacks which is one of the most serious attacks possible.
As well as our extremely thorough approach to web application testing, our testing process will also have a negligible effect on your business’ day-to-day operations. Because testing is carried out on a replica of your live environment — and not the actual thing — you can rest assured that no harm will befall your site and no downtime will slow down your business.
Lastly, we recommend that all of your business-critical applications are tested. That’s mobile applications and software products too, in order to avoid exposing your systems to any potentially detrimental fines.
To find out more about our web application penetration testing process, contact our friendly team of experts today.