Revamp Network Pentesting: Get Automated

December 14, 2023
1 min read

Key Points:

  • Network penetration testing, or “pentesting”, identifies and rectifies cybersecurity gaps to prevent cyber attacks.
  • Pentesting addresses both internal and external threats to an organization.
  • Common misconceptions include the belief that penetration testing is hacking, only large corporations need it and that it only needs to be done once.
  • Both manual and automated network penetration tests, like the vPenTest solution from Vonahi Security, can be effective.

Network penetration testing plays a pivotal role in modern business cybersecurity. Yet, several misconceptions prevail, including the belief it is a form of hacking, only large corporations require it, it only needs to be run once, it disrupts day-to-day operations, and manual tests are the only way to comply with regulatory standards.

Network penetration testing aims to identify and rectify weaknesses in an organization’s cybersecurity defense. Internal tests examine an organization’s internal network components like servers and databases to detect vulnerabilities that could be exploited by insiders or individuals who have gained unauthorized access. Meanwhile, external network penetration tests look for threats from external sources such as cybercriminals, assessing parts of an organization’s network accessible from the outside, like websites and web applications.

Common steps for a network penetration test include defining the scope, gathering information, detecting vulnerabilities, exploiting the vulnerabilities, carrying out a post-exploitation phase, reporting on the vulnerabilities, and finally fixing them. This process helps organizations better understand the effectiveness of their cybersecurity measures and make well-informed decisions.

Vonahi Security offers automated network penetration testing solutions like vPenTest which allows safeguards to be identified and standardized before hackers can exploit them. Automated penetration testing has the potential to efficiently and cost-effectively ensure that frequent and consistent vulnerability assessments are carried out, reducing the risk of human error and paving the way for near real-time monitoring.

The rapid evolution of cyber threat methodologies and modern IT infrastructure complexities necessitate regular network penetration tests. Automated penetration testing offers a proactive, affordable, and efficient alternative to manual testing, helping businesses stay ahead of cybersecurity threats while minimizing downtime, financial losses, and reputational damage.

Vonahi Security’s vPenTest provides advanced automated network penetration testing, helping thousands of organizations enhance their network and cybersecurity defenses and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.

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