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Penetration Testing

How secure is your network? Let our team of experts discover what vulnerabilities lie in your network

Network Penetration Testing

Modern businesses depend on their networks, whether on-premises or in the cloud or both. Polito's Network Penetration Testing services allows you to understand what vulnerabilities and threats your organization faces. Our team will identify, assess, and make remediation or mitigation recommendations regarding vulnerabilities on your external network or within your internal network to properly prepare you for today's modern adversaries. Our team of highly skilled penetration testers leverages their decades of experience and comprehensive knowledge of network architecture, infrastructure, and attack vectors to simulate real-world scenarios and uncover potential weaknesses.

Polito Advantage for Network Penetration Testing:
  1. Reconnaissance & Information Gathering:  We perform our due diligence in order to perform reconnaissance and collect the necessary information needed regarding your network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless networks, and network devices. Our experts evaluate your network's configuration, access controls, and security protocols to identify vulnerabilities and potential entry points for malicious attackers.

  2. Identification of Vulnerabilities:  Our penetration testers employ a combination of commercial and open-source tools as well as automated and manual techniques to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. We prioritize the vulnerabilities based on their severity and provide you with detailed reports outlining potential risks and recommended remediation measures. In the event our team discovers a critical vulnerability, we will notify your IT and/or security teams immediately and provide guidance on remediation or mitigation.

  3. Active & Passive Testing:  Our comprehensive approach includes both active and passive forms of testing. Active testing involves actively probing your network's defenses to identify weaknesses. Passive testing includes monitoring network traffic and analyzing potential vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

  4. Executive Report, Outbrief, and Support:  At the conclusion of our Network Penetration Testing services, our team will provide you with a comprehensive report detailing our findings, including an executive summary, screenshots, and other supporting evidence to support out findings. Additionally, we will provide an outbrief to client stakeholders and address outstanding questions and concerns. Our team prides ourselves on our expert consultation and making recommendations based on balancing cybersecurity industry best practices and business needs.

  5. Re-Testing After Remediation & Mitigation is Complete:  Our team highly recommends, and many of our clients request, to have their networks re-tested to ensure their remediation and/or mitigation efforts that resulted from the initial penetration test were implemented and executed successfully.

Polito is your trusted partner for all your penetration testing needs. Our team will provide the expertise and critical information required to remediate and mitigate vulnerabilities, safeguard your organization's sensitive data, and protect your organization's reputation.

NIST Framework Penetration Testing Methodology

Our team aligns our Penetration Testing services with the highly respected NIST Framework. Below is a general outline of NIST's penetration testing methodology:

  1. Planning and Reconnaissance

    • Research and gather information on the target, plan attacks

    • Verify in-scope systems and basic information, such as operating systems in use

  2. Vulnerability Identification

    • We use industry standard commercial vulnerability scanners, such as Tenable Nessus

    • Polito manually validates the vulnerabilities detected to determine if they're false positives or not applicable

  3. Vulnerability Exploitation

    • Manually validated vulnerabilities are exploited by our expert team of ethical hackers

  4. Documenting Findings

    • Our team documents our steps taken, findings, remediation/mitigation recommendations and other relevant information into a formal report

    • We also conclude our penetration testing engagments with a formal outbrief to review the final report and answer client questions

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