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Application Penetration Test

Application Penetration Testing

Pivot Point Security offers Application Penetration Testing services that simulate attacks on your applications to expose vulnerabilities. We use our expertise in information security and compliance to give you effective testing and thorough reporting. Our process is tailored to your needs and protects your business from losing valuable and confidential information. Contact us for more information on application penetration testing and security consulting services for your company.

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Application Pen Testing and Consulting Services

During an Application Penetration Test, our ethical hackers provide the following services:

  • Manual and automated testing to ensure complete coverage when determining weaknesses in your web applications
  • Alignment with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) to ensure that the most commons application exploitation mechanisms have been mitigated
  • Formal reporting including gap analysis, relevant findings, and a mitigation roadmap

The Benefits of Application Penetration Testing

Application Penetration Tests provide:

  • The understanding of application vulnerabilities that may be exploited and the business impact an attack could have
  • The identification of flaws in business logic that Vulnerability Assessments may not find
  • An inexpensive means of providing attestation to the net security posture of an application
  • Part of a certification and accreditation exercise
  • A way to address issues and prevent future incidents

How Does Application Pen Testing Work?

During an Application Penetration Test, a Pivot Point Security engineer simulates a real life attack on your application’s security controls to gain access to sensitive data. Unlike an automated scan, our hands-on approach provides intelligent and customized responses, avoids false positives, and demonstrates the effects of actual vulnerabilities within an application. Application Pen Testing lets you know whether a real world hacker could do real harm to your system and your company.

Proactive Information Security

Pivot Point Security’s expert analysts address the most important security threats using the OWASP methodology, including:

  • SQL Injection
  • OS Command Injection
  • Broken Authentication & Session Management
  • Insecure Direct Object References
  • Cross Site Scripting
  • and More…

Application Penetration Test FAQs:

Should I test my application while it’s in production?

Almost always the answer is no, due to downtime and/or data loss risks. A recommended approach is to test the application in a non-production environment (e.g., Dev or Staging or QA), and then validate any positive findings in the production environment.

How are cloud apps assessed differently than on-prem apps?

While cloud and on-premise applications may have different architectures, both can contain vulnerabilities that pose serious business risk. It doesn’t matter whether it lives under your desk, in your data center or in the cloud—if an application is used in your business it should be included in your security program.

Why should I assess my app against the OWASP ASVS over the OWASP Top 10?

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most commonly seen vulnerabilities, which is updated every 3 years. The problem is that issue #11, etc. are also prevalent and could pose a significant risk to your application and/or data.

The OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) is a holistic, comprehensive application security testing framework, that looks at hundreds of vulnerabilities, not just ten. The Top 10 focuses on “patching the holes,” while ASVS focuses on preventing them, making it a more proactive approach to managing application security.

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