Automated Penetration Testing

Level the playing field using automated pen testing for your network

If there is a weakness in your network defences, eventually hackers will find and exploit it. Penetration testing services from BlueFort provide an opportunity to beat criminals at their own game, identifying and fixing vulnerabilities first.  Taking a proactive approach helps to improve overall security posture, reduce costs and strengthen the reputation of your business.

 

 

What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing is a controlled, simulated cyber-attack against your network to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. These tests imitate the tools and techniques used by hackers to give an accurate understanding of your defences and their effectiveness.

Security penetration testing is typically limited in scope to focus on one aspect of network defences at a time. There are different types of penetration testing that reveal issues such as exploitable vulnerabilities, system misconfiguration or failure to optimise. Penetration testing services will also help you to understand the consequences should one of these vulnerabilities be exploited by a malicious actor.

Once testing is completed, you will receive a comprehensive report outlining the vulnerabilities that have been detected. This can be used as a roadmap for developing your security strategy, to define future budget and investment priorities, and to plan urgent remedial work.

Why your organisation needs Automated Penetration Testing

Penetration tests provide a snapshot of your network vulnerabilities and the efficiency of your current protections. The company running the tests will then provide a comprehensive report of their findings, along with advice on the changes required to strengthen your security.

Network security is an important aspect of overall business strategy. Data is one of your most valuable assets which is why it must be properly protected. Factor in regulatory obligations - and the fines for non-compliance - and investment in security testing is likely to represent a significant cost-saving.

In the hands of skilled IT security specialists, penetration testing tools are a powerful defensive technique, By testing defences from inside and outside the network, your business has an opportunity to counter cyberattacks before they are launched. Having a proactive capability allows you to strengthen defences and processes, avoiding the cost and embarrassment of a breach.

Additionally, partnering with an IT security expert like BlueFort gives you access to skills and experience that your own IT team may lack. Penetration testing is then more effective than similar exercises conducted in-house.

How our Automated Penetration Testing Service Works

Penetration testing services from BlueFort are specifically designed to deliver maximum value for your investment. Using automated tools allows us to replicate the workload of a team of dedicated ethical hackers to deliver analysis more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

The effectiveness of network penetration testing ultimately depends on:

  •   The techniques being used
  •   How many techniques are leveraged
  •   The time provided and skill level of the penetration tester or testing team

Get any of these factors wrong and your company may be lulled into a false sense of security about how safe your environment is.

Malicious threat groups leverage automation to accelerate attacks and increase their reach. BlueFort uses many of the same tools and techniques. This gives you a true understanding of the risks your business faces, and how to mitigate them.

Automated penetration testing can run multiple scenarios at once so that you can really test the resilience of your security investments quickly. The testing tools will generate a detailed report of activities completed and vulnerabilities identified. You will also receive a set of suggestions for remediation. These reports are generated almost immediately, allowing corrective action to begin within minutes, further reducing the risk of these vulnerabilities being exploited.

It is then a very simple task to run a secondary scan after completing remediation work to ensure the fixes are effective and the vulnerability has been resolved.

Why Choose Bluefort Security for Penetration Testing

BlueFort is the UK’s leading cyber security solutions provider. Our specialist IT security portfolio, including automated penetration testing, is based on the extensive industry knowledge and experience of our subject matter experts. BlueFort are proud holders of Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, proof of our ongoing commitment to quality and excellence.

Everything we do is built around the security needs of your business, and your long-term strategic goals. BlueFort’s cyber security vendor relationships and inhouse expertise perfectly places us to support you with penetration testing and ongoing solution optimisation. Organisations like the NHS, Aviva, Virgin Media and Greater Manchester Police rely on BlueFort to prevent denial of service attacks on their assets because of our IT security expertise and customer-centric approach.

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