External networks are often the most critical infrastructure for businesses since they support web and other critical applications. External networks are an attractive target for cyber criminals as they are the most exposed systems and are therefore the most easily and regularly attacked, successful compromise of an externally facing server could potentially allow an attacker a foothold into a companies internal network.
Making use of external network penetration testing services will help ensure a companies infrastructure is free from common security vulnerabilities which if exploited by cybercriminals could negatively impact companies both from a financial and reputational perspective.
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What is an external network penetration test?
An external network penetration test or infrastructure penetration test is a security assessment of an organisation’s perimeter systems with the intention of highlighting vulnerabilities resulting from outdated software or various misconfigurations.
What is the difference between and external penetration test and vulnerability scan?
An external network pen test differs from a vulnerability scan as it offers the addition of manual testing to minimise false positives as well as covering areas that scanners are unable to discover.
How long does it take to perform an external network penetration test?
There are numerous factors that influence the scoping of a penetration test, such as:
- The size of the subnet
- Underlying infrastructure
- Number of exposed services
How much is an external network penetration test?
An external network pen test cost is calculated by the number of days a penetration tester will take to fulfil the agreed scope. The number of days can be determined by filling out our penetration testing scoping form or messaging us through our contact form to arrange a scoping call with one of our senior penetration testers.
What are the deliverables following an external pen test assessment?
Following completion of an external network assessment, the security consultants will produce a custom report that highlights any issues identified, their risk levels and recommendations regarding how to remedy them.