web application security assessment services
Web Application Security testing is designed to recognize and evaluate threats to the company through vital web applications that are delivered by vendors with tiny or no customization We employ manual and automated penetration testing processes using commercial, open source, and proprietary security testing tools to evaluate your web application from the perspective of anonymous and authenticated users.
why web application
Companies rely on web applications, APIs, and mobile applications to conduct daily business more than ever. That includes customer-facing applications with functionality to perform automated activities that often use sensitive data like completing a purchase or transferring money from one account to another. Many companies also depend on internal web products to conduct day-to-day business. Developers may use open-source components and plugins when building these web apps, leaving the door open to a possible cyber attack. With so many organizations falling victim to these attacks, companies need to go the extra mile to ensure the proper security controls are in place for their software development life cycle and ongoing web app maintenance.
Many businesses think that vulnerability scans are sufficient to maintain or improve their security posture. While vulnerability scans can highlight known weaknesses, web application penetration testing shows you how well they would hold up in a real-world attack by unauthorized users.
Web app penetration testing is more targeted in scope. While vulnerability scans identify threats, a web app pen testing relies on having someone with experience using various tools to mimic a cyber attacker’s deliberate acts or the inadvertent actions a user might take that could expose critical information. They try to find the most at-risk entry points into a web application’s inner working .
anonymous vs authenticated web application security assessment
Web application pen testing can be both authenticated and unauthenticated .
- Non-credentialed user
- Tests application and system layers
- Multiple scanners
- Manual verification
- Credentialed users by role
- Automated and manual processes
- Elevate privileges
- Gain access to restricted functionality
- Manual verification
Enumeration and scanning
Exploitation and Post-exploitation
Remediation and reporting
What We Offer
black box web application security Assessment
Black-box penetration testing is a style of penetration testing that aims to find & exploit vulnerabilities in a system as an outsider. In black-box penetration testing, the security expert is provided with no information of the target system prior to the testing. Except for the target URL and (maybe) access similar to an end-user. This means the tester has no access to source code (other than publicly available code), internal data, structure & design of the application before the testing.
The name “black-box’ is suggestive of the dark, no-information starting point in the test.
A black-box penetration test tests your live application, on run-time. It is thus also called Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST). A black-box pentest is great for testing your external assets like:
- SaaS apps
- VPN, IDS/IPS
- Web servers
- Application servers
- Database servers, etc.
grey box web application security assessment
Grey-box testing is a style of penetration testing where the tester is granted some internal access and knowledge that may come in the form of lower-level credentials, application logic flow charts, or network infrastructure maps. This can simulate an attacker that has already penetrated the perimeter and has limited internal access to the application infrastructure.
Starting with some background information and low-level credentials helps to a more efficient and streamlined approach. This saves time on the reconnaissance phase, allowing the consultants to focus their efforts on exploiting potential vulnerabilities in higher-risk systems rather than attempting to discover where these systems may be found.
In addition, some types of vulnerabilities can only be discovered by looking at the source code or configuration settings. A tester with no prior knowledge would likely never stumble across these less common issues.
Key benefits –
- Is conducted with partial intel of the target system.
- Tests exposed vulnerabilities in outer systems as well as hidden vulnerabilities in internal systems.
- Provides a fairly better picture of the system’s security.
- Very limited use of guesswork involved.
- Automation is used sparsely. Only to replace repetitive and tedious scanning work.
- Takes a predictable amount of time to complete. Time often ranges from several days to a couple of weeks.
- Costs lie between the two extremes.