Network Penetration Testing

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 that have external and/or internally facing servers will benefit from comprehensive network penetration testing—read on to find out how.

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 client’s 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.

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An internal network penetration test involves the assessment of a client’s 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 client’s active directory configuration. 

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How is a network pen test performed?

Here at Aardwolf Security, our team of network penetration testing experts engage in ‘ethical hacking’, a practice used to simulate a real-life attack. From this exercise, we can gather vital information about the potential weaknesses and vulnerability routes in your network.

Protect your internal and external infrastructure

Aardwolf Security have been helping protect and secure SMEs against cybercriminals since 2015. With an exclusive focus on penetration testing, Aardwolf Security has the CREST-certified expertise you need to improve your cybersecurity posture and prevent you from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Our network penetration testing services can be tailored to your unique needs, and our team of professionals are always on hand to provide impartial information and advice, every step of the way.

Get in touch today to speak with one of our Senior Consultants, or fill out our 5-minute online quote form for a bespoke quote.