If you want to stay safe online, you need to make sure that all the applications and networks are secure from threats, viruses and spyware. One gap on the security system is enough to infect thousands of computers on the network, and that is why carrying out the right checks is important.
When you are looking for a competent expert to carry out your system’s penetration test, they should be able to give you a clear overview of the security status of your system. The test is developed to look for vulnerable points on your system, and make recommendations to strengthen these points. These issues will only come up if you are hiring a professional penetrator to “legally hack” your network, and find out more about the potential entry points, illegal hackers would use.
A comprehensive and detailed Network penetration test will be made up from two processes. In the first part the penetrator will look for obvious vulnerability issues, visible from the outside. The second part consists of the real “hacking of the system”, and will clearly point out the parts where security improvement is needed.
Loads of money can be lost by having the server and network down, as a result of illegal hacking activity. An increasing number of business owners realize this, and hire professional penetrators to get a real time report of the security issues. Most malicious activity can be prevented by checking the security status of the system and carrying out a penetration test every six months.