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Web Application Penetration Testing

A web application penetration test assesses the risk of a malicious attacker compromising your website.

The key benefits of web application testing.

A web application penetration test assesses the risk of a malicious attacker compromising your website. A couple of common issues we regularly see across web applications is the ability to view other customers' data, such as past orders/confidential documents or hijacking another person's account.

If your website does not hold sensitive information, there is still a reputational risk with your 'brochure website'. What if a malicious hacker gained access to your website and defaced it or even uploaded some malware that prospective clients could download? A web application penetration test identifies any vulnerabilities present across your websites.

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 your web application and where any risks may be.​

Analysis

We conduct the test using the same tools and techniques 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 web app 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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    External Penetration Testing

    External testing assesses any public-facing infrastructure that your business operates from.

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    Features
    Traditional
    illume

    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.

    A web application penetration test assesses the risk of a malicious attacker compromising your website. A couple of common issues we regularly see across web applications is the ability to view other customers' data, such as past orders/confidential documents or hijacking another person's account.

    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 a web application penetration test is usually defined by how much functionality the web application has and how many different permission tiers are available. 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 web application 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 web application. A penetration test will always be a lot cheaper than actually being a victim of a cyber attack.