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External Network Penetration Testing

Improve the security of your organisation's external network infrastructure

What is External Network Penetration Testing?

External network penetration testing involves assessing the security of an organization's external-facing network infrastructure, such as servers, routers, and firewalls, through simulated cyberattacks to uncover vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It aims to evaluate the effectiveness of perimeter defenses and identify potential entry points for cyber threats originating from outside the organization's network. External network penetration testing helps organizations in the UK proactively strengthen their external network security posture and mitigate the risk of external cyber attacks.

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Benefits of our External Network Penetration Testing

Mitigation of Vulnerabilities
Free Retesting
Free Remediation Support
Strengthening of Perimeter

Common External Network Penetration Testing Vulnerabilties

Default Credentials

Weak or Default Credentials for External Systems and Services

Access Controls

Lack of Network Segmentation and Access Controls

Misconfigured Firewalls

Misconfigured Firewalls Allowing Unauthorized Access

Unpatched Software

Unpatched Software and Operating Systems on Internet-facing Servers

How does External Network Pen Testing work?

External network penetration testing begins with identifying the scope of the external network infrastructure to be tested, including IP addresses, domains, and publicly accessible services. Skilled penetration testers simulate various attack scenarios, such as port scanning, vulnerability exploitation, and social engineering, to assess the security posture of the external network. Detailed reports are generated, outlining discovered vulnerabilities and providing recommendations for remediation to enhance the security and resilience of the organization's external network infrastructure.

External Network Pentesting FAQ

Why is external network penetration testing important for organizations in the UK?

External network penetration testing helps organizations in the UK identify and address vulnerabilities in their external-facing network infrastructure, reducing the risk of cyber attacks and data breaches from external threats.

What types of external systems and services can be tested through external network penetration testing in the UK?

External network penetration testing in the UK covers a wide range of systems and services, including web servers, mail servers, remote access portals, and cloud-based services accessible from the internet.

How often should organizations conduct external network penetration testing in the UK?

The frequency of external network penetration testing in the UK depends on factors such as the organization's industry, regulatory requirements, and changes to the external network infrastructure. However, regular testing, such as annually or after significant changes, is recommended.

Can external network penetration testing disrupt business operations in the UK?

While external network penetration testing is designed to identify vulnerabilities without disrupting business operations, there may be some minimal impact during testing. However, measures are taken to minimize disruptions and ensure the continuity of business operations.

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