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What is Penetration Testing?

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Testing method which evaluates the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from a malicious source. Usually they are conductedby specialized penetration testing companies.

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A penetration test(Pen Test) helps to determine that whether a system under test is vulnerable to attack. Outcome of test will let the team know if the defenses were enough, and which area (if any) the test defeated. Penetration testing includes network penetration testing and application security testing from inter and outside network.

Penetration testing for an application cover following: -

- Cross-site Scripting
- SQL Injection
- Cross-site Request Forgery
- HTTP Response Splitting

If you don't have expertise on Penetration testing then you can consult any software testing company for the same.
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Penetration testing is a sort of security testing used to test the shaky territories of the system or application. The objective of this testing is to discover all security vulnerabilities that are available in the system being tested. Vulnerability is the danger that an attacker can upset or increase approved access to the system or any information contained inside it.

Why penetration testing is essential ?

  • Finance related segments like Banks, Investment Banking , Stock Trading Exchanges need their data to be secured , and penetration testing is vital to guarantee security.

  • On the off chance that if the product/application system is as of now hacked and organization needs to figure out if any dangers are still present in the system to maintain a strategic distance from future hacks.

  • Types of penetration testing:

    The sort of penetration test chose for the most part relies on the degree and whether the company needs to mimic an attack by an employee, Network Admin (Internal Sources) or by External Sources .There are three sorts of Penetration testing and they are

    • White box penetration testing

    • Black box testing

    • Grey Box Penetration Testing

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