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External Penetration Testing Services

Our external penetration testing services are designed to identify and fix the security risks and entry points most commonly exploited by hackers to breach your public-facing assets.

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OUR EXTERNAL PENETRATION TESTING SERVICES

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:

Project Scoping

Duration: ~ 1-2 days

Activities: We learn about your specific needs and objectives.

Outcome: Business proposal, signed contract.

Kick-off / Planning

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Activities: We review the scope of work, discuss requirements and planning.

Outcome: Scope validation, test planning.

Penetration Testing

Duration: ~ 2-3 weeks

Activities: We execute the test in accordance with the project scope.

Outcome: Detailed penetration test report, presentation.

Remediation Testing

Duration: Up to 1 month

Activities: We test and validate vulnerability fixes.

Outcome: Remediation report, attestation.

BENEFITS

Why Test the Security of Your External Network?

Bots and hackers are continuously probing the public internet for vulnerable entry points, which makes your external networks the most important asset to protect in order to prevent incidents. An external penetration test will allow your organization to answer the following:

Are my systems up to date and properly configured?

Have I successfully secured every service exposed on the internet?

Is my confidential data properly secured or publicly accessible?

Could a ransomware infiltrate my network from the internet?

Does my firewall intercept common hacking attempts?

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DID YOU KNOW?

“ Cyberattacks on external networks represent 1/3 of all cyber threats faced by organizations. ”

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Clear reports that help you fix your vulnerabilities & achieve compliance.

Our reports are designed to help your stakeholders fully understand your risks and provide step-by-step remediations to easily fix your vulnerabilities.

Executive Summary

High level overview of your security posture, recommendations and risk management implications in a clear non-technical language.
Suited for non-technical stakeholders.

Vulnerabilities & Recommendations

Vulnerabilities prioritized by risk level, including technical evidence (screenshots, requests, etc.) and recommendations to fix each vulnerability.
Suited for your technical team.

Attestation

This document will allow you to meet compliance and regulatory reporting requirements efficiently and with minimal overhead.
Suited for third-parties (clients, auditors, etc).

Vumetric, Leader in External Network Penetration Testing

Vumetric is an ISO9001-certified company offering penetration testing, IT security audits and specialized cybersecurity services. We bring proven best practices to every project and have delivered our services across five continents. Our clients include S&P 500 companies, SMEs and government agencies.

Real world experience

No outsourcing

Transparency & reputation

Certified experts

Actionable results

Independence & impartiality

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Frequently Asked Questions

Penetration testing is essential to any business, but it remains a complex subject and choosing the right provider can be challenging. The following FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision. Couldn’t find your answer? Ask an expert for free.

The cost varies significantly according to a number of factors. The most determining factor is the size (such as the number of external IP addresses being targeted) and complexity of the testing scope. Contact sales to get a free quote or read our blog post to learn more.

Average projects take between 2-3 weeks from start to finish.

We are flexible and usually can adapt to your deadlines.

Contact us to discuss planning and schedule.

Yes. At the end of the project, we offer a free retest of the identified vulnerabilities to validate your corrective measures.

Once this is done, we provide an attestation letter that allows your organization to easily comply with various third-party requirements (SOC 2, PCI-DSS, ISO27001, GDPR, etc.)

According to best practices, it’s highly recommended to perform external security 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 penetration test on a yearly basis is also required by various standards, such as PCI-DSSISO27001, and SOC 2 to maintain compliance.

External penetration testing is important because it tests the security of a company’s public-facing assets. This is important because these assets are typically the most vulnerable to attack, and if they are breached, it can be very costly for the company. External penetration testing helps identify and fix any vulnerabilities in a company’s external network that can be exploited by hackers, allowing organizations to mitigate their most important risk of facing a damaging cyberattack.

Internal penetration testing is conducted within an organization’s network and focuses on internal assets, while external penetration testing assesses the security of an organization’s external-facing systems, such as the network on which their public website is hosted. External penetration testing is generally considered to be more effective in preventing cyberattacks because it provides a more realistic assessment of how attackers would view and attack your system. Additionally, external testers are less likely to have inside knowledge of your system that could be used to exploit vulnerabilities.

Internal penetration testing is generally conducted by organizations with a well-developed and mature cybersecurity strategy or with specific compliance requirements, such as the card-processing standard PCI-DSS, which requires a yearly internal test to be conducted.

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