Penetration or intrusion tests simulate a real attack against your infrastructure in a controlled environment, allowing our certified consultants to evaluate your system’s capacity and provide you with recommendations on how to improve your defense against technological vulnerabilities that can lead to intrusions, fraud and service interruptions.
Penetration testing (also called “pentesting”) includes network penetration testing, social engineering, application assessment as well as controls and processes around the networks and applications. This should occur from both outside and inside the network. Hitachi Systems Security utilizes components from several different testing frameworks including:
Hitachi Systems Security’s penetration tests are carried out employing the same techniques as an attacker located outside your infrastructure and verify, without revealing too much information on your environment, if your servers or applications will resist hostile attacks, and if the identified vulnerabilities can lead to further intrusion and exploitation.
A pentest will help you:
Protect your Corporate and Customer Information
Comply with Industry and Government Regulations
Preserve your Organization’s Integrity and Reputation
Hitachi Systems Security’s penetration testing service protects your business and provides many benefits, including:
Many organizations will conduct a penetration test because they may suspect or know that they have already been hacked and now want to find out more about the threats to their systems in order to reduce the risk additional attacks. Conversely, an organization may also be proactive and want to know in advance about any threats that face their organization as a whole or a new system before it goes live.
The cost of a penetration test depends on the scope of the project and the environment that needs to be tested. If the environment is large and complex, it can take weeks to detect and exploit vulnerabilities.
Pentest pricing also relies on whether it is an external or internal pentest, a web application penetration test, a wireless penetration test or social engineering conducted remotely or onsite. The qualifications of the dedicated pentest team (project managers, QSA, certified ethical hackers etc.) for the project may also impact the price.
Thus, pen testing rates can vary from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the variable discussed previously. Our advice is to beware of pentests that start at a low price point since it might just include a simple scan of your systems or rudimentary test.
The final result of a penetration test is a detailed report, including all test findings as well as the necessary countermeasures and recommendations to secure your IT infrastructure. The report documents the following elements:
The security level of the servers as perceived by an attacker.
The security breaches, vulnerabilities, as well as countermeasures and corrective actions to be applied.
All testing activities and raw scan data are also provided alongside the final deliverable as report appendixes and supporting documents.
In this webinar you will learn: