Penetration Testing

Leverage Test Wave's expertise in identifying potential security vulnerabilities in your vital

infrastructure through our comprehensive Infrastructure Penetration Tests.

What is Infrastructure Penetration Testing?

Infrastructure Penetration Testing, often referred to as Infrastructure Pen Testing or simply Infra Pen Testing, is a proactive approach towards enhancing an organisation's cybersecurity. It involves a simulated attack on the organisation's IT infrastructure—networks, servers, firewalls, etc.—with the aim of identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses that a real attacker could exploit.

This type of testing targets both physical and virtual components of an organisation's infrastructure. It can encompass areas such as network equipment (routers, switches, etc.), servers (web servers, mail servers, etc.), workstations, and even specific security devices like firewalls or intrusion detection systems.

The goal of Infrastructure Penetration Testing is to assess the security posture of the infrastructure, identify any gaps or vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations for mitigating these issues. By uncovering these vulnerabilities before a real attacker does, organisations can better protect their data and services from potential threats.

Types of Infrastructure Penetration Testing

External Network

External Penetration Testing, also known as perimeter testing, is focused on probing the externally visible servers, devices, and technologies of an organisation's IT infrastructure. It simulates attacks that could be performed by external actors like hackers, cybercriminals, or malicious bots. This typically includes testing servers, websites, domain name servers (DNS), email servers, and firewalls. The primary goal is to identify potential vulnerabilities in the exposed parts of an organisation's network, such as open ports, unpatched services, and insecure applications, and to mitigate these vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by a malicious external entity.

Internal Network

On the other hand, Internal Penetration Testing focuses on identifying vulnerabilities from within the organisation's internal network. It emulates potential threats that come from the inside, such as those from disgruntled employees, contractors, or an external attacker who has already breached the external perimeter. This type of testing investigates the internal IT infrastructure, including workstations, servers, databases, and other devices, for weaknesses that can be exploited. The aim is to detect potential security lapses like improper configurations, unnecessary access privileges, or other internal weaknesses that could facilitate the escalation of privileges or internal data breaches.

How to approach an Infrastructure Penetration Test

We conduct Infrastructure Penetration Tests both on-site and remotely, simulating real-world cyber attack scenarios targeted at your vital IT infrastructure. Our approach to these engagements is flexible and customisable, capable of adjusting according to your unique needs and primary security concerns.

Black Box Approach

In Black Box Testing, our team assesses both your external and internal IT infrastructure without any prior knowledge of their specifics. This simulates the perspective of potential external and internal attackers. With this approach, we're able to identify vulnerabilities in your public-facing systems as well as weaknesses within your internal network, helping to evaluate your overall security posture.

White Box Approach

White Box Testing involves a thorough analysis of both your external and internal IT infrastructure, armed with complete knowledge of their inner workings. This detailed assessment enables us to uncover hidden vulnerabilities in your public-facing systems as well as within your internal IT setup, offering a comprehensive insight into your organisation's security strengths and weaknesses.

Grey Box Approach

Grey Box Testing combines the strategies of both Black Box and White Box testing. With partial knowledge of your external and internal IT systems, we simulate scenarios that an insider with limited system access or a hacker with some system information might encounter. This allows us to detect potential vulnerabilities that may exist in both the external and internal aspects of your IT infrastructure.

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