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Penetration Testing is an integral part of a comprehensive data security strategy and a proactive threat management plan. During a Penetration Test, an authorized simulated attack is performed in order to identify potential weaknesses in an information system.
MegaplanIT offers comprehensive Penetration Testing of Internal Networks, External Systems, and Website Applications. These three types of Penetration Tests are used to achieve PCI-DSS Compliance, but can also be employed as a one-time security measure or as part of an ongoing IT security strategy.
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Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) are common in most work environments because they make collaboration, connection, and information access simple and efficient. But this connectivity can also be a potential weakness: a poorly protected internal network poses one of the greatest security threats to your critical data.
Unauthorized users can easily access information on your LAN/WAN when effective security controls aren’t in place, resulting in the theft of personal health information, credit card data, and other sensitive customer information—as well as slamming your organization with financial losses and costly lawsuits.
The solution? Penetration Testing.
MegaplanIT’s Internal Penetration Testing service will determine where your vulnerabilities lie, test existing defenses, and help you secure your internal network against potential threats, ensuring that your private data remains private.
Your network perimeter, which includes firewalls, host-hardening configurations, and router access control lists (ACLs), exists as a protective barrier for your information assets. It is also susceptible to attack—and the cost of a breach is just as high—so it’s critical that your network perimeter is solid.
During External Penetration Testing, MegaplanIT security specialists will find and exploit actual known and unknown variables from the perspective of an outside attacker to evaluate the effectiveness of your defenses. Our team will also analyze the configurations set up between network hosts and relevant devices to ensure that all necessary security controls are in place and functioning effectively.
With more than 15 years of expertise in the industry, we’ve developed a thorough protocol for External Penetration Testing that allows our consultants to effectively analyze your system from top to bottom without disrupting your organization’s normal workflow.
A detailed assessment of all existing security controls with a corresponding Risk Level Rating
An explanation of each identified area of risk, including options to remediate the weaknesses
Customized recommendations on improving current IT architecture and revising IT security policies (if applicable).