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Our External Penetration Testing Services help to detect any weaknesses and security issues within your systems and helps to prevent potential attacks and threats to your organisation's network.

Many external attacks can go undetected for months. An external network penetration testing service can identify these threats and protect your company from potential security breaches to systems and losses.

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of pen tests found evidence of a previous cyber attack

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4 days

is all it takes on average for a hacker to breach a network

What does an External Penetration Test look for?

An external penetration test process will investigate a range of potential security vulnerabilities and security weaknesses within your systems.

External penetration testing services overview
The aim of External pen testing is to initiate a security breach by mimicking a hacker from outside the network trying to gain control of exposed services and sensitive data. Our experts will test to identify weaknesses and discover flaws in your security network, allowing you to make the necessary changes to the vulnerabilities identified before they damage your business.

Our comprehensive reporting will outline precisely what threats to your network exist, and evaluate the impact a resulting security breach by a malicious attacker could have on your business.

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A standard external penetration test looks for a range of typical issues

Insecure setup or configuration of networks
Our security team will attempt to breach your systems by looking for weak passwords, open ports, unpatched applications and incorrectly set user privileges.

Incorrect encryption and authentication
Article 32 of the UK GDPR includes encryption as an example of an appropriate technical measure to secure data. Are you encrypting data to a sufficient standard?

Code and command injection
We’ll check that your sites forms are built to protect against SQL injection attacks, and find how they behave when someone tries to interfere with your applications.

Session management
Cookies and sessions tokens are used to make applications more user friendly, but they can be exploited for malicious purposes, making you vulnerable to attack.

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A penetration of a network costs a business over £2M.

Can your business sustain such a significant spend?

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Your clients stolen data may be sold on the dark web

Is your brand strong enough to withstand such a blow?

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69% of customers said they would never return

Customers are less likely to buy from a breached organisation.

What does an external penetration test usually find?

Our external pen test service will look at everything you’d expect from a standard external penetration test service. However, as leaders in cyber security, we ensure that no stone is left unturned with our comprehensive additional checks, which include:

  • Dark web scraping for exposed database sales
  • Sustained password guessing
  • Carrying out exploits that are actively being discussed on hidden parts of the internet

We also strongly recommended our social engineering service.

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Get in touch today to speak to an expert and secure your business, or call us on 0800 090 3734

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A security partner you can trust

Make sure you’re truly protected by putting your networks, systems and applications to the test. As with all cyber security, external penetration testing forms part of a robust security posture. We’ll work with you to identify and remedy weaknesses in your security before a malicious party exploits them.

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Get in touch today to speak to an expert and secure your business, or call us on 0800 090 3734

We work within all industries

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Our team comprises professionals selected for their industry expertise and outstanding work ethic, allowing us to provide you with market leading cyber security services.

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Long term solutions

We deliver long term solutions to ensure your company is protected. A longstanding partnership with the right cyber security provider is invaluable.

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Personal touch

Your business is unique. We will listen and work closely with you to understand your challenges, identify the vulnerabilities that are particular to your business, and put in place tailored countermeasures.

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Industry leaders

Our expertise, experience and knowledge base puts us in the ideal position to deliver industry leading protection against existing and emerging cyber threats.

Managed Service

No single test or report is ever going to be enough to secure an organisation against the complex cyber threat landscape. As your Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) we will construct a developed, bespoke and reactive plan to take care of your entire cyber security requirements now and into the future.

  • Your trusted partners, we’ll deliver guidance, support and recommendations based on real evidence and genuine assessment of your business needs.
  • We’ll continually test your networks, identify exploitable factors, and upgrade your facilities to meet your evolving needs.
  • We’ll make sure your cyber protection remains robust, comprehensive and cutting-edge.

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Accredited and regulated, we're in the top 1% of cyber security agencies globally

Cyber Essential Plus IASME ISO 27001 BSI ISO 9001 Check Crest

We’re trusted by the UK Government as Crown Commercial Service providers as well as being accredited by two of the leading cyber security governing bodies. Our ISO9001 certification means you can rest assured our processes and approach are market leading.

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With a continued focus on security, you can rest assured that breaches and exploits won't be holding you back.

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