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External Penetration Testing

External testing evaluates the threat of a hacker gaining access to your corporate network or services.

The key benefits of regular external testing.

External testing evaluates the threat of a hacker gaining access to your corporate network. Like a malicious hacker, we will attempt to gain access using advanced social engineering and exploit any vulnerabilities with your public-facing infrastructure.

An illume external penetration test includes advanced social engineering as standard, mimicking the most realistic attack scenario facing your business today. 

Our tried and tested process, carried out by our industry experts.

Understanding

Our team of ethical hackers works with you to understand all the intricacies of how your business operates and where any risks may be.​

Analysis

We conduct the test using the same tools and techniques, including social engineering that a malicious hacker would use.

Reporting

You'll receive a report highlighting any issues, alongside access to the illume vulnerability management platform.

One size does not fit all

Testing should be a regular occurrence. We work closely with you and your business to determine an appropriate testing frequency to help keep your business secure.

Request a call back to discuss external penetration testing.


    Other types of testing.

    Internal Penetration Testing

    Internal testing assesses your private corporate network and any devices attached to it.

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    Web Application Penetration Testing

    Web application testing assesses your website or any client portals you offer to clients.

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    Features
    Traditional
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    Self service quoting

    Vulnerability scanning

    Manual testing 

    Social engineering incl. on external testing

    View penetration testing live

    PDF reports

    CSV exporting

    Vulnerability management

    Asset management

    Frequently asked questions.

    External testing evaluates the threat of a hacker gaining access to your corporate network. Like a malicious hacker, we will attempt to gain access using advanced social engineering and exploit any vulnerabilities with your public-facing infrastructure.

    The penetration test report will contain an executive summary, a route to exploitation, and a vulnerability overview section detailing any vulnerabilities identified throughout the test.

    The length of an external penetration test is usually defined by how many public IP addresses your business operates from and how many members of staff you have. Each test is scoped using these factors to determine an accurate length for your business.

    Due to the nature of what a penetration test entails (attempting to identify and exploit any vulnerabilities), there is a risk of disruption. However, our team of ethical hackers always tries to minimise any potential disruption that may arise from the test.

    On request, we offer free retests with our external penetration tests for any critical or high vulnerabilities within 28 days from you receiving the report.

    A penetration test plays a vital role in having an effective cyber security strategy. A test will highlight any vulnerabilities or issues that are present across your technical infrastructure, as well as any training required for staff. A penetration test will always be a lot cheaper than actually being a victim of a cyber attack.