Web Application Penetration Testing.
As with network penetration testing, either Black Box, Grey Box or White Box approaches are available for Web Application Testing.
What is web application testing?
Web applications are essential for any business and its day-to-day activities. These applications include programs and websites and as such, they may hold or process sensitive data including logins, user data, and financial information.
Due to the increasing complexity of web applications, cybercriminals are finding more vulnerabilities that can be exploited. It is for this reason that web application testing and security is essential for all businesses.
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Authorised security testing
Authenticated Application Testing is an engagement that encompasses the entire breadth of the provided application. The purpose of the test is to detect vulnerabilities and identify weaknesses across all aspects of the scope including logged-in areas of the app, it will include all components of the application, including back-end resources and management interfaces.
Standard penetration testing
Web Application Penetration Testing, is purely the security testing of any application presented through the web browser. It allows for security testers to audit the application from an unauthenticated, real world scenario – using common techniques that experienced malicious adversaries would use.
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Do I need a web application test?
Application tests provide great knowledge surrounding the security of platforms in everyday use, whether it’s client-facing or an internal system, they can be integral to standard operating procedures. They are often at the forefront of companies digital landscape and more than likely the immediate target of a malicious adversary. Ensuring the security of high traffic applications maintains a strong security posture and ensures the business can continue to run at full operations.