A penetration test is a controlled simulation of a hacker attack. Using the same or similar procedures that external attackers use provides preventative recognition of IT vulnerabilities. FOXMOLE’s software development expertise allows an extremely in-depth test. The real added value of manual verification of vulnerabilities is that false positives are minimised - this means that unnecessary (expensive) measures can be avoided.
The relevant systems are also examined using static and dynamic vulnerability scans.
The final detailed report, which includes an executive summary, indicates the severity of the threat and offers solutions for removing the system risk.
The objectives and benefits of a penetration test include:
Regular penetration tests or vulnerability analyses are conducted as part of an information security management system (ISMS). The ISMS is part of corporate risk management and ultimately serves as a control tool for an organisation’s risk management.
FOXMOLE specialises in the following systems, amongst others:
Each of these requires a different, specific range of simulated threats based on FOXMOLE's proven methodologies.