What is External Penetration Testing?
External penetration testing is a type of security assessment designed to identify and fix vulnerabilities within publicly accessible network infrastructures by replicating the same techniques used by hackers. External network infrastructures are among the most targeted components. This is why experts recommend to perform external assessments at least once a year or following any major changes to the infrastructure to stay on top of the latest cyber threats. Conducting an external pentest is also required by various standards, such as PCI-DSS, ISO27001, and SOC 2.
How We Test Your External Network
Our external pentests are designed to identify the security risks and entry points most commonly exploited by hackers to breach your external networks.
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Our Penetration Testing Process
If your organization has not gone through a penetration test before, you may not know what to expect. Even if you have, maybe you are wondering what Vumetric’ stages of penetration testing are. Here is a high-level break down of each step of our proven process:
Duration: ~ 1-2 days
Activities: We learn about your specific needs and objectives.
Outcome: Business proposal, signed contract.
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Activities: We review the scope of work, discuss requirements and planning.
Outcome: Scope validation, test planning.
Duration: ~ 2-3 weeks
Activities: We execute the test in accordance with the project scope.
Outcome: Detailed penetration test report, presentation.
Duration: Up to 1 month
Activities: We test and validate vulnerability fixes.
Outcome: Remediation report, attestation.
Why Test the Security of Your External Network?
DID YOU KNOW?
“ Cyberattacks on external networks represent 1/3 of all cyber threats faced by organizations. ”