Uncover Vulnerabilites with Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

Discover network and security weaknesses through simulated cyberattacks.

Take testing to the next level

Go beyond scanning with human-powered attack methods.

Shore up defenses

Locate and fix potential security weaknesses that are found under the surface.

Prepare for regulations and certifications

Reporting that helps meet legal, vendor, industry, and customer requirements.

Take testing to the next level

Go beyond scanning with human-powered attack methods.

Shore up defenses

Locate and fix potential security weaknesses that are found under the surface.

Prepare for regulations and certifications

Reporting that helps meet legal, vendor, industry, and customer requirements.

Find security weaknesses in your networks, systems, and applications

Human-powered testing

Highly trained ethical hackers perform safe and controlled, real-world style attacks to expose security gaps.

Advanced technology and techniques

Cybersecurity experts employ state-of-the art tools for deeper network and system penetration.

Multiple options

Employ internal or external testing across networks, systems, and mobile and web applications.


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Comprehensive reporting and recommendations

Intuitive reports present complete test results including attack methods, exploits, prioritized vulnerabilities, and recommendations.

Find security weaknesses in your networks, systems, and applications

Human-powered testing

Highly trained ethical hackers perform safe and controlled, real-world style attacks to expose security gaps.

Advanced technology and techniques

Cybersecurity experts employ state-of-the art tools for deeper network and system penetration.

Multiple options

Employ internal or external testing across networks, systems, and mobile and web applications.

Comprehensive reporting and recommendations

Intuitive reports present complete test results including attack methods, exploits, prioritized vulnerabilities, and recommendations.

How does it work?

Defendify cybersecurity experts help determine needs and cadence, then work with you to schedule time for ethical hackers to conduct testing, with reports delivered through Defendify upon completion.

Penetration testing is recommended at least annually and whenever there are major organizational or technical changes.

Our testing capabilities

External penetration testing looks for exploitable vulnerabilities in your external-facing (i.e. directly accessible from the internet) perimeter assets such as servers, applications, or devices (i.e. firewalls, switches, or routers).

Internal penetration testing originates from inside your network where concerted efforts are made to gain access to key assets, confidential information, and sensitive data through lateral movement, privilege escalation, and other advanced techniques. Talk to an expert
Web application penetration testing takes aim at uncovering app security holes in your APIs, authentication methods, permissions/access levels, forms, session handling, configuration, and more. Talk to an expert
Mobile application penetration testing emulates an attack on mobile applications (e.g. iOS or Android) with the goal of identifying vulnerabilities in the server and application layers, ranging from authentication to system and network access. Talk to an expert

Improve your cybersecurity protection

Watch the video to learn more about Penetration Testing from Defendify.

This is just one of the modules under our Layered Security approach that work together to give you holistic protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of your questions might have already been answered. Read them here.

Penetration testing (also known as a pen test or ethical hacking) is a simulated cyber attack performed on networks, internal assets, web applications or mobile applications to identify weaknesses that could allow access to systems or sensitive data.

The test is performed by certified ethical hackers who attempt to identify and exploit vulnerabilities, then produce a detailed report of their findings, the potential risk rating and damage that could be caused, as well as recommendations for mitigation.

  • External penetration testing can be performed on internet-facing infrastructure to mimic an attacker trying to gain access from outside the network.
  • An internal penetration test simulates how an attacker who has gained an initial foothold inside the network or a malicious insider might be able to move laterally, escalate privileges, or compromise servers.
  • Application security testing (web application or mobile application) can help an organization determine whether custom application software behaves and interacts securely with users, protects databases, and is not subject to execution vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability scanning is an automated process performed by a technology solution to identify any known vulnerabilities on all discovered assets but does not typically include the exploitation of identified flaws.

Penetration testing is a more involved process conducted by a security professional that includes manual probing followed by exploitation attempts to simulate what a real attacker would do and what the effect could be.

We broke this topic down further in this article.

The main difference between the two is the way in which they are conducted. Manual penetration testing is performed by human testers, whereas automated penetration testing uses only technology tools or software solutions.

Defendify penetration tests are manual processes. Although several technology tools are used during some phases of testing, the attempts at infiltration and exploitation are conducted by our expert testers.

Resources and insights

What’s the Difference Between Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing?
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We find the platform helps with specific tasks like ethical hacking, providing a baseline with the security assessment tool, and helping with policy gaps.

Chief Security Officer

Information Technology and Services

Going through our Critical and High vulnerabilities has shown that we’re vulnerable and need to always take an active stance on security.

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Construction

We work in industries like Defense and Critical Infrastructure we receive cybersecurity inquiries and requirements. Defendify clarified the need for a complete cybersecurity posture.

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Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

The straightforward self-assessment tool lets someone with minimal understanding of IT systems determine where their organization is and where it needs to be.

Administrator

Management Consulting

Defendify has really grown with us. We started using Defendify to get our cybersecurity house in order and meet compliance requirements from enterprise customers.

Internal Consultant

Semiconductors

Gaining reliable results with minimal effort with the Vulnerability Management section of the platform allows us to confidently achieve our goals to reduce risk.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

We’ve discovered open devices that were not supposed to be, as well as expired certificates we weren’t aware existed. And that’s just the vulnerability scanner!

Administrator

Information Technology and Services

We have discovered breaches from the password scanner that we would have never otherwise detected.

Administrator

Information Technology and Services

We find the platform helps with specific tasks like ethical hacking, providing a baseline with the security assessment tool, and helping with policy gaps.

Chief Security Officer

Information Technology and Services

Going through our Critical and High vulnerabilities has shown that we’re vulnerable and need to always take an active stance on security.

Executive Sponsor

Construction

We work in industries like Defense and Critical Infrastructure we receive cybersecurity inquiries and requirements. Defendify clarified the need for a complete cybersecurity posture.

Administrator

Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

The straightforward self-assessment tool lets someone with minimal understanding of IT systems determine where their organization is and where it needs to be.

Administrator

Management Consulting

Defendify has really grown with us. We started using Defendify to get our cybersecurity house in order and meet compliance requirements from enterprise customers.

Internal Consultant

Semiconductors

Gaining reliable results with minimal effort with the Vulnerability Management section of the platform allows us to confidently achieve our goals to reduce risk.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

We’ve discovered open devices that were not supposed to be, as well as expired certificates we weren’t aware existed. And that’s just the vulnerability scanner!

Administrator

Information Technology and Services

We have discovered breaches from the password scanner that we would have never otherwise detected.

Administrator

Information Technology and Services

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