Penetration Testing, or a pen test, is a method of evaluating the security of a system or network by simulating an attack from malicious outsiders (who do not have an authorized means of accessing the organization’s systems) and malicious insiders (who have some level of authorized access).
The process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerabilities that could result from poor or improper system configuration, both known and unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures.
Web Application Penetration Testing
Web apps are critical to a company's success and a tempting target for fraudsters. Web application penetration testing services examine applications proactively to detect vulnerabilities, such as those that could lead to the loss of sensitive user and financial data.
The Nxtgio online application penetration testing solution can be used to evaluate both in-house and third-party web apps.
Testing includes assessing applications for vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP Top 10, the Open Web Application Security Project’s ten most critical application security risks. Our web application security testing team will help to identify vulnerabilities including:
- > Injection flaws
- > Authentication weaknesses
- > Poor session management
- > Broken access controls
- > Security misconfigurations
- > Database interaction errors
- > Input validation problems
- > Flaws in application logic
Mobile Penetration Testing
Because many developers are unaware of security risks, mobile applications are a weak point in information systems. While most mobile apps do not retain sensitive data, they can use APIs to modify personal data and operate as servers' gateways.
Furthermore, mobile applications, like desktop software, might be copied or corrupted. As a result, they are a protected aspect in and of itself for the companies that created them. A mobile application pentest examines both the application and the APIs and servers that support it. The focus of a pentest of a mobile or desktop application is on cryptographic analysis and reverse engineering.