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Web Application Penetration Testing
Web Application cyber breaches happen in any, and every, industry.
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MainNerve designed our web application penetration testing services to improve the security of your web applications. We achieve this through a highly-manual, risk-based approach to identifying critical vulnerabilities. At the end of the MainNerve web app pen test process, you will receive a detailed report that clearly defines the results of the test. Our application security solutions help businesses attain a resilient application that can withstand sophisticated cyber threats.
- Establishing Rules of Engagement
- Communicating about on- and off-limit applications (Scoping)
- The overall timeline of the web application penetration test
- If the test will be performed using White, Gray, or Black Box methodologies
Once the planning phase is complete, architecture mapping and a complete web application scan are performed. This is the first true step of the web application pen test and is the foundation of an efficient and ethical attack. It is important to note that the web application is not directly engaged (or attacked) during this phase.
The mapping phase of the web application process takes place after reconnaissance. It allows the ethical hacker to understand all features of the target web application and the associated infrastructure. During this phase, component relationships, logic flow, software, and versions are all examined. The tester will crawl the application(s) to identify its work flow, functionality and potential testing/injection points. Lastly, authentication mechanisms and session handling are examined to identify potential vulnerabilities.
During the discovery phase of the web application penetration test, the tester takes an in-depth look at the target application(s). This is to find any additional information and potential vulnerabilities. This phase focuses heavily on finding common applications, user interfaces, information leakage, authentication systems, and error messages. This is also known as fingerprinting. Once the tester concludes that, he or she will run a web application vulnerability scan to determine vulnerabilities and probable exploits. It is important to note that the tester prepares all tools and scrips for the exploitation phase during this step. This phase is still technically about information gathering and attack preparation phase.
The exploitation phase of the web app penetration test is where all the information gathered. The tester will select the tools and prepare scripts to then exploit flaws that circumvent security controls. The success of this step is dependent on the previous steps. MainNerve uses manual verification and other techniques to find potential exploits. The purpose of this phase is to provide proofs of concept on vulnerabilities identified during the Discovery Phase, identify false positives, and gain control of the application.
At MainNerve the final phase of the web application penetration testing process, reporting, to be the most important phase. We take great care to ensure that we effectively communicate the findings. Our goal is to ensure that all information from the test is clear and that a roadmap toward remediation/mitigation is well defined. A comprehensive final report detailing all testing information along with an executive summary is securely delivered at the conclusion of this phase.
Network penetration testing assists with the identification and examination of vulnerabilities for external, Internet-facing and internal, intranet systems. A network pen test will help determine whether an attack can exploit and compromise targeted systems. Take the next step to improving your business’ security with a network pen test.
API Testing is a type of software testing that involves testing application programming interfaces directly, and as part of integration testing, to determine if they meet expectations for functionality, reliability, performance, and security. Ensure that APIs into your site, or API calls from your site to a third-party service, aren’t vulnerable to cyber threats.
Mobile application penetration testing will assess the state of risk to your mobile application and provide remediation recommendations you can use to address any vulnerabilities discovered. MainNerve’s testers will apply the OWASP Methodology as they thoroughly examine your application.
What Our Clients Say
We value our professional relationship with MainNerve. Their employees are friendly and extremely responsive. They always take care of our clients as if they were their own, while maintaining the penetration and social engineering testing. We couldn’t ask for a better Cybersecurity partner.
In 12 years of tests, you are the first company that found anything higher than a low risk. Phone and cameras were never discovered in the test, let alone accessed. Great to always get a different perspective from a test.
This is a very well written report! Very impressive!
The report looks great!
I felt the whole project was done in a professional manner.
Sheena was very kind, quick with replies, and patient with my questions. That is why I also introduced your service to other company.
All the correspondence with MainNerve was great and the staff were very professional and helpful.
I appreciate the level of detail your team incorporates into your findings.
MainNerve crew is top notch.
Working with MainNerve has been great and I look forward to a long term partnership to maintain the integrity of our operations.
We had our backs to the wall on a “government” contact with an unreasonable time frame. MainNerve team understood the gravity of the problem and made the impossible happen. We are extremely grateful.
This is the second time we have engaged MainNerve. Both times they have done a great job and I would recommend them for pen testing. They were prompt and delivered the reporting required by our customers at part of our data security program. We will certainly use them in the future.
MainNerve provided an extremely fast turn around when speed was our biggest factor. The project went smoothly and I would highly recommend them!
I would highly recommend MainNerve for all of your network system testing needs. From my initial contact, all the way through the end of the services I received, everyone I encountered was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful. As a small business owner, who’s business was shut down as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, MainNerve’s service fees were extremely reasonable making it affordable to ensure my network is secure from hackers. I will definitely be a repeat customer!! Thanks MainNerve!!
Sheena was great in guiding us though what was a new process for us. A client had asked us for a third party penn test report and she was very helpful in helping us choose the correct product and in determining the scope.
I was quite pleasantly surprised by the engagement. I think the thing I liked best about it was that everyone at MainNerve really took the time to listen and understand what we did, why we were doing it, and our business goals. It gave us confidence that we were in the right hands.
This is my second encounter with MainNerve and my experience this time was even better, which is impressive considering my first encounter was great. I definitely recommend their services for your testing needs.
Always nice to have a dependable vendor that is fully committed and reasonably priced.
This was our third time around getting penetration and vulnerability scans through Main Nerve. Transactions have always been quick and easy and all involved have been very responsive.
Always nice to have a dependable vendor that is fully committed and reasonably priced.
We were very happy with the experience and the deliverable/reporting.
A great organization to work with and true experts and professionals in the field. Their entire team was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire testing process.
It’s been a great partnership for the last 4 years. When NYDFS Cybersecurity regulation was announced back in 2017, I did not have much experience in the security fields such as risk assessment, vulnerability assessment, and Penetration testing and was not comfortable creating the plan. I was searching for information on the internet and came across multiple companies. I contacted MainNerve and they explained the process as well as their background which gave me comfort in the overall process as well as the confidence in the MainNerve team. Also, the cost was very reasonable. Going through the signing, planning, assessment, testing, and reporting, they were in constant contact with me and updated me with steps they are taking and when I can expect the next milestone. When we had delays, they were patient and worked with us. We finished all the assessment and testing in the expected time and now we just do it annually. As our IT environment expands, we increase the scope of the testing, and MainNerve has been very flexible with our plans, budget, and timing. I have introduced the MainNerve to colleagues in other companies in NY and they are also satisfied with the service.
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