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IT Penetration (White hat) Testing

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What is IT penetration (white hat) testing?

Penetration testing is a simulated real-world hacker attack against a business’s IT infrastructure or application. A penetration test (pentest) identifies vulnerabilities which are then exploited, and this is used by businesses to improve their cyber attack prevention strategies.

Why is IT penetration testing important?

Penetration tests provide an excellent view of the current security status of an organisation. The result of the penetration test helps business owners gain a better understanding of their levels of exposure, identify weaknesses in their IT systems and provide details for rectifying vulnerabilities which surface from pen testing. By carrying out network penetration testing, you make yourself much less vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks which could cripple your business and cause costly downtime.

TÜV SÜD is a globally trusted penetration testing provider

As experts in IT security and data protection, TÜV SÜD can carry out penetration testing to the very highest standards. Our teams of cyber security experts stay up to date with all the latest cybersecurity breaches and hacking techniques and can therefore help you keep your systems future-proof. Our pentest expertise covers all business IT systems from major technology providers.

TÜV SÜD’s pentest services

We work with you to conduct a comprehensive, real-world penetration test. On completion of the simulated cyber security breach, you receive:

  • Detailed report including risk assessment – Our experienced cyber security experts will provide detailed documentation of the outcome of the pen testing and assess the risks of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Suggestions for network security improvements – By performing penetration testing, TÜV SÜD's experts not only expose security gaps, they also advise companies on how to close them.
  • Verification of the effectiveness of implemented actions/improvements – Companies have the opportunity to verify the success and effectiveness of their corrective actions in a follow-up pentest
  • In-depth assessment – TÜV SÜD can tailor a unique programme to suit your organisation’s needs. We can provide penetration tests on a regular basis spanning different areas with differing requirements to ensure the overall security of your business.
  • Related certifications – The improved IT infrastructure as a result of the penetration test can work in conjunction with other cyber security industry standards. TÜV SÜD is a one-stop provider for your other certification needs and services including ISO 27000 and Payment Card Industry compliance.

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