Network audit is a highly customized service to cater to customers who want to get their IT network assessed for design, scalability and security.
IT networks keep on changing based on business needs. It is often found that various changes performed by multiple technical teams usually lead to vulnerabilities from cyber security standpoint. It is advised to conduct network security audit occasionally to ensure network health. Upon completion of such an audit, the firm gains stable, scalable and secure IT network infrastructure.
Regularly scheduled network vulnerability scanning can help an organization identify weaknesses or security holes in their network security before the hackers can plant an attack. The purpose of running a vulnerability scanner or conducting an external vulnerability assessments (VAPT or Pentesting) is to find network devices that are open to known vulnerabilities without actually compromising your systems.
An assessment of your network security will make sure that the business you conduct and the data you store remains strictly between you and your customers, without the threat of third party breaching, data loss or malware.
The Network Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), is an assessment procedure conducted by security experts on your network to identify possible vulnerabilities that attackers may exploit. VAPT auditors utilizes proven and standard assessment methodologies, consulting and project management methodologies to deliver accurate and timely results for your organization's IT department.With our Network VAPT capabilities, it allows you to manage a prioritized list of identified vulnerabilities in your network and understand how to fix them so that you are ensured to be one step ahead of possible attackers.
What is Vulnerability Assessment?
From a corporate network security perspective, the focus of threats to the company security is changing, with the implementation of strong perimeter defence solutions. These include firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, content filtering and two-factor authentication as increasingly more breaches are occurring from within the company.
Many companies are now finding out that their internal security is being increasingly compromised by the numerous and rapidly growing number of simple methods that enable legitimate users to create a back door into the company network. These methods, which can be downloaded from the Internet and then ran to circumvent all of the existing gateway security products, pose as great a threat as attacks from outside the corporate network.
A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system that looks for security weaknesses, potentially gaining access to the system's features and data. Following steps typically form the penetration testing. The primary objective for a network penetration test is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in networks, systems, hosts and network devices (ie: routers, switches) before hackers are able to discover and exploit them.
Network penetration testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise systems and networks in such a way that allows for unauthorized access to sensitive data or even take-over systems for malicious/non-business purposes.
Penetration testing is also commonly referred to as a pen test (or ethical hacking) and is a method used to perform security testing on a network system used by a business or other organisation. Pen tests involve a variety of methodologies designed to explore a network to identify potential vulnerabilities and test to ensure the vulnerabilities are real.
When penetration testing is performed properly, the results allow network professionals to make recommendations for fixing problems within the network that were discovered during the pen test. The main purpose of the pen test is to improve network security and provide protection for the entire network and connected devices against future attacks.Penetration testing helps to identify vulnerabilities within a network. This means there is a distinct difference between penetration testing and performing a vulnerability assessment.
Pen test deliverables include a series of reports that reveal how security issues were identified and confirmed during the test to determine how the issues should be fixed. Once a penetration test has been completed, the report reveals a list of all network vulnerabilities that were discovered during the test. In most cases, the report will also provide recommendations on how to fix the issues.
A typical penetration testing report will include a complete review of the project, the techniques and methodologies used during the test, security risk levels in order of priority, recommendations for fixing the issues, and suggestions for tightening up network security as a whole.
There is also a report for presentation to management which explains in non-technical terms how the risks can affect business continuity and potential financial losses that can be incurred as the result of a breach. This part of the report may also include the IT investments which may be necessary to improve network security.
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