Web Application

Penetration Testing

Utilise Test Wave's expertise in identifying potential security risks in your essential web

applications with our thorough Web Application Penetration Test.

What is Web Application Penetration Testing?

Web Application Penetration Testing, also known as web app pen testing, is a crucial security practice designed to identify, analyse, and address vulnerabilities within web applications. This involves a simulated attack on the application, much like a real-life hacking attempt, with the goal of uncovering weaknesses before actual hackers do. The process often includes testing input validation, session management, authentication processes, and other key elements of web application security.

These tests are designed to uncover various types of vulnerabilities, such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection, and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), among others. After the test, a detailed report is provided outlining the vulnerabilities discovered, their severity, and recommended mitigation strategies. This practice is integral for organisations to maintain robust security postures in an increasingly digital world, safeguarding sensitive data and maintaining customer trust.

How to approach a Web Application Test

We perform web application tests remotely, creating scenarios that mirror authentic cyber attacks. The strategies for these engagements can adapt according to your individual requirements and key concerns.

Black Box Approach

Black box testing represents a real-world attack scenario in which our knowledge of the application is basic, and we lack access to the source code or any user or admin credentials. Clients who are keen to understand whether a web application could be compromised by an external threat usually opt for this type of assessment.

White Box Approach

White box testing grants our consultants a certain degree of access before the testing begins, which could be access to source code or user credentials. This testing approach presupposes that an attacker has already gained some access within the application, and is intended to gauge the extent of potential damage that could ensue.

Grey Box Approach

Our preferred methodology for web application penetration testing involves a hybrid approach that combines elements of both white and black box testing. We believe it offers superior value in terms of results, providing a comprehensive security perspective from both external and internal viewpoints of the application.

What we test for

Aligned with industry benchmarks such as OWASP, our web application testing is adjusted to meet your exact needs. Be it testing your entire application or just particular functional areas, we cater to your specific requirements.

Security configuration

& authentication

Data flow, technology, and functionality within the application

Susceptibility to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL & other injection attacks

Data transfer security, password and sensitive data storage

Logic flaws such as access

control & broken authorisation

Testing against OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities

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