Network pentration testing-locating_loopholes_and_vulnerabilities


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Network pentration testing-locating_loopholes_and_vulnerabilities

  1. 1. Network Pentration Testing-Locating Loopholes and Vulnerabilities Globalization and technological innovations has paved the way for virtualization of desktops, cloud computing technology offering any-time anywhere access to vital information and BYOD options. This has further made information technology critical and integral part of the present day business environment. Nevertheless, such accessibility to the corporate network also brought in issues related to security lapses in the network and loss of vital data as a result of data leakage and cyber attacks. The competitive environment prevalent across industries challenges enterprises to take effective and efficient measures to combat cyber threats that penetrates the corporate networks leading to data loss and brand erosions. The technologically enabled enterprises therefore use testing tools and vulnerability scanners to locate any loopholes in the network systems. However, with new vulnerabilities emerging everyday, the network penetration testing tools will help enterprises to continuously monitor and manage their corporate network and IT systems. Wikipedia defines network penetration testing as "a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from malicious outsiders (who do not have an authorized means of accessing the organizations systems) and malicious insiders (who have some level of authorized access)." With enterprises adopting remote data access techniques for ensuring business continuity, the network penetration tools facilitates enterprises to interfere with the network traffic to discover any intruders accessing information and to check the security or performance gaps in the network. The network penetration testing works through a set of standard functions that facilitates enterprises to gather information about networks topology and scan for port vulnerabilities. Besides, this helps to launch denial-of-service attacks and facilitates to pinpoint the weak links in the network. The leaders in the industry provides their clients with managed security suite that enables them to continuously monitor and manage their security network and systems without any upfront investment. Further this automated vulnerability assessment and network penetration testing service `being on-demand solution facilitates enterprises to run tests over the internet anywhere, any time and blends well with security expert analysis. Moreover, the leading managed service providers offering network penetration testing services include features such as :  Coverage all vulnerabilities leakage of data-in-motion  Loophole correlation for covering all attack paths  Threat Modeling and expert validation along with automated exploitation  Automated Testing  Business logic verification  Online vulnerability management dashboard  Transparent, monthly or quarterly charges  PCI and ISO27001 compliance friendly reporting  Research driven delivery
  2. 2. Such strategic services helps enterprise assess the strength of information security systems. With the penetration test simulating the real-world attack facilitates enterprises to understand the impact on confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Further, depending on your needs, network penetration tests can be performed from an Internet- facing perspective or from within the corporate network environment. However, both the types provide insight into the enterprises' risk exposure from different perspectives. For more information visit - Hosted Mail Services