Penetration Testing and why It's Necessary.

Alisha Henderson By Alisha Henderson, 24th Jul 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Security vulnerabilities are a reality faced by the digital world at a rapid speed. Given this reality, penetration testing (also known as Pen-Testing) has become a critical method for protecting systems and applications from security vulnerabilities.

Penetration Test Tools to Secure Your Network

Penetration testing: It is one of the effective methods to determine the network security & web applications to avoid unauthorized access from the hackers.

The technology has shaped with new things & make our life easy & fast. Every day dawns with new headlines regarding the cyber-attack on the network, servers or any web applications.

“Security penetration testing is an ethical way designed to asses your security before a hacker or network attacker does”

Penetration tool pretends the real-time attack scenarios to contrive & exploit the security gaps which could lead to stolen records, data, compromised data, banking information and social presence. In this way, the security penetration testing helps to terminate

Why conduct a penetration test?

A security penetration test is a crucial component to network security. Here are some points we can follow.

• Data breach prevention
• Application security
• Security control testing
• Gap Analysis
• Compliance (such as the PCI DSS and GDPR)

Different types of Penetration Test

There are four types of a penetration test. Each test focused on a particular aspect.

• Network penetration test
• Web application penetration test
• Wireless penetration test
• Simulated phishing test

List of security testing tools that are used for pen testing

There are many tools available in the market for the security penetration testing.

• Fiddler: It is free freeware web proxy tool, which captures HTTP and HTTPS traffic. It can inspect the web traffic to identify the security vulnerability types in the web application.

• Nmap: An open source free application used for network scanning which mainly uses IP packet for auditing the network.

• Wireshark: It is an industry standard web protocol analysis tool. It captures the data packets that are moving within the network & display them to the end-user. It captures the data via Wi-Fi-, Ethernet, Bluetooth.

• Metasploit: The most advanced framework that is used for security penetration testing. This multipurpose framework is widely used by the testers to find the hidden vulnerabilities within the different platform.

• Nikto: One of the most famous tools in the community. It gives multiple options within in the interface to ruin against the host. This tool helps to detect the old software configuration.

Summing It Up:

With the dawn of technology trends, these tools can help in security testing to exclude the network vulnerabilities attack your network or web applications.

To perform the pen testing assessment does not merely mean selecting the penetration tool from the list. To evaluate the security testing process, it is a human who wears the white hat & can drive these tools ethical and skillfully give his/her job.


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author avatar Alisha Henderson
I work as a Senior Testing Specialist at TestingXperts. I handled day-to-day operations for all aspects of software testing.

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14th Nov 2018 (#)

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author avatar Lesa Cote
5th Feb 2020 (#)

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