External Penetration Testing
To protect against the surge of cloud, IoT, and additional Internet facing systems, NetSPI recommends manual penetration testing as part of your regular security regimen.
NetSPI evaluates the security of our customers’ external-facing network assets for many reasons, but chief among them are dissatisfaction with their internal tools, the current provider, and/or their internal team’s capacity to adequately administer all of their external testing work efficiently and consistently over time.
One of the most common vulnerability assessment activities for companies of all sizes is an external penetration test, typically targeting internet-facing websites. Scanning external-facing network resources is a high priority, but a complete assessment of the hardness of your external network includes multiple steps, such as:
For high-value software assets or critical points-of-entry into your network, working with NetSPI begins with a primer on scanning versus penetration testing. Scanning and penetration testing are not synonymous – scanning is never enough, it is only an initial step in the entire assessment process: