Understand your vulnerabilities
before it's too late
Vulnerability testing identifies weaknesses, or flaws, in your IT infrastructure that could be exploited by an attacker to compromise the security of the system. This type of testing can be performed on various types of systems, such as software applications, networks, and web applications.
During vulnerability testing our security experts use specialised scanning tools to identify potential vulnerabilities. The goal is to discover them before they can be exploited by an attacker, so that appropriate measures can be taken to mitigate or eliminate the risk.
The main difference between penetration, or ‘pen’ testing and vulnerability scanning is that vulnerability scanning is largely automated. Penetration testing incorporates automated scanning too, but on finding a vulnerability, a skilled ‘pentester’ will then manually establish the level of risk that vulnerability exposes you to.
Vulnerability testing is an important part of the overall security testing process, and helps organisations make sure their systems are secure and protected against potential threats. By identifying vulnerabilities and addressing them proactively, you can minimise the risk of data breaches, system downtime, and other security-related issues.
The benefits of vulnerability testing
By identifying vulnerabilities, you can take steps to address them proactively and improve overall security posture. This can help prevent data breaches, system downtime, and other security-related issues.
Addressing vulnerabilities early in the development cycle can save organisations time and money in the long run. In general, the longer you wait to resolve these issues, the more complex and costly it becomes.
Many regulatory requirements and industry standards require organisations to perform regular vulnerability testing. If you don’t do it often, it’ll be harder when you have to.
A data breach or security incident can have a significant impact on an organisation’s reputation. By conducting testing and addressing vulnerabilities, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to security and protecting their customers’ data.
Vulnerability testing is an ongoing process that helps organisations identify and address new and emerging threats. By regularly testing, you can continuously improve your security posture and stay ahead of potential threats.
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How we work
Our team uses the latest applications, technology and processes to make sure we test and scan your infrastructure, giving you a complete analysis of areas for remediation and protection. We tailor our approach according to the scope of the testing and infrastructure, which means our pricing is also bespoke to your project.
Our Vulnerability Testing includes:
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