A network relates to the underlying infrastructure that supports common interfaces such as web applications, often an attacker will probe for potential underlying weaknesses in order to leverage access to a device or server.
Businesses who have externally and/or internally facing servers will benefit from regular network penetration testing.
What is the difference between an internal and external network assessment?
As the name would suggest an external network penetration test covers a clients externally facing network and infrastructure. Such devices can include servers, firewalls, routers, switches and any other device that can be accessed directly from outside the organisation. See our external network penetration test section for further information.
An internal network penetration test involves the assessment of a clients internal infrastructure, this could be internally facing servers, switches, routers and firewalls. In addition to the above an internal network penetration test will often focus on a clients active directory configuration. See our internal network penetration test section for further information.