Web Application Penetration Testing

Your apps are always on the go. Don’t deprive yourself of security testing; find the security gaps in your apps.

Identifying Vulnerabilities for
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Injection Attacks
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Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
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Weak Authentication
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Cross Site Scripting
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Sensitive Data Exposure
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Invalidated Redirects and Forwards
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Broken Authentication
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Server / Security Misconfiguration
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Improper Session Management
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Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Application cyber breaches happen in any, and every, industry.                     

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A Hybrid Approach

All of our Web App security tests go beyond international standards – including OWASP – and your test will come with a detailed final report.

Your detailed final report will include an executive summary, a listing of findings, risk ratings and remediation recommendations.  A letter of accreditation can be provided upon your request.

Throughout the web application penetration testing process, automated, as well as comprehensive manual testing, will be used to identify all application and business-logic related vulnerabilities.

Identify Application Vulnerabilities and Exposures

Web applications frequently store sensitive information… and may even provide an external access point to your network.

Here at MainNerve, our penetration testing truly simulates the attacks of a real-world malicious hacker–which includes specialized vulnerability assessments, automated scans, and manual techniques.

These cyber services all work together to reduce false positives and identify application security gaps.

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Systematic Web Application Penetration Testing
Our Process

MainNerve’s web application penetration testing services are designed to improve the security of your web applications through a comprehensive, highly-manual, risk-based approach to identifying critical vulnerabilities. And 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. MainNerve application security solutions are designed to help businesses realize a resilient application that can withstand sophisticated cyber threats.

The planning phase of Web Application Penetration Testing (WAPT) process includes establishing Rules of Engagement, communicating about on- and off-limit IPs and applications (Scoping), the overall timeline of the web application penetration test, and whether or not 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 and enables the ethical hacker to understand all facets of the target web application and 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 testing, the ethical hacker takes an in-depth look at the target application(s) 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–also known as fingerprinting. Once fingerprinting is concluded, a web application vulnerability scan is performed in order to verify potential vulnerabilities and exploits. It is important to note that all tools and scrips for the exploitation phase are prepared during this step. That being said, the discovery phase is still technically nothing more than an information gathering and attack preparation phase.

The exploitation phase of the web app pen test process is where all the information gathered, tools selected, and the scripts prepared are then used to exploit flaws that allow security controls to be circumvented. The success of this step is highly dependent on the previous steps. MainNerve uses manual verification and other techniques to check all potential exploits, and if necessary, retest to validate results. The purpose of this phase is to provide proofs of concept regarding findings identified during the Discovery Phase, identify false positives, and (if within scope) gain control of the application.

At MainNerve, we consider reporting, the final phase of the web application penetration testing process, to be the most crucial phase. We take great care to ensure that we effectively communicate the value of our service and findings as thoroughly as possible. Our main goal is to ensure that all information from the WAPT is clearly understood 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.

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MainNerve’s compliance solutions are designed to help fill one of the biggest challenges for businesses: staying in alignment with the exhaustive list of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) requirements. From PCI DSS and HIPAA, to CJIS and FINRA, MainNerve can help your business navigate the GRC landscape with specialized penetration tests.

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What Our Clients Say

Don B.
MainNerve Partner & CEO of FrontierIT

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. 

Investment Management Company

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. 

Managing Partner
Data Warehouse Platform Company

This is a very well written report! Very impressive!

Network Administrator
Enterprise Administration Software Company

The report looks great!

IT Manager
Property Management

I felt the whole project was done in a professional manner.

IT Manager
Insurance Company

Sheena was very kind, quick with replies, and patient with my questions. That is why I also introduced your service to other company.

VP Engineering
Health Care Software and Billing

All the correspondence with MainNerve was great and the staff were very professional and helpful.

Director of Information Technology
Data Analytics Company

I appreciate the level of detail your team incorporates into your findings.

Bug Sweep Specialist

MainNerve crew is top notch.

Chief Technology Officer
Tech & Energy Company

Working with MainNerve has been great and I look forward to a long term partnership to maintain the integrity of our operations.

Office Manager
Investigation Firm

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.

Insurance Company

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 Partner-MSP
We love working with MainNerve.  They are prompt in responding to our requests and help us get pen tests set up for our clients quickly.

MainNerve provided an extremely fast turn around when speed was our biggest factor. The project went smoothly and I would highly recommend them!

Vice President
Actuarial Firm
Our local partner that normally provides us with vulnerability and penetration testing was unable to help us this year. We were lucky enough to find MainNerve as a solution to our problem. MainNerve was very responsive to us and worked under a very tight timeframe to perform vulnerability and penetration testing for us and help us out of a tough situation. They went above and beyond. They provided us with some additional guidance in other security areas as well. We will continue to use MainNerve each year now for our security testing needs. We are glad we found them.
Dental Office

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!!

Software Engineer
IT/ Saas

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.

Technology Company

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.

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