Network Penetration Testing

CrestPenetration testing can also be known as ethical hacking. This means a professional Penetration Testing team uses the same hacking skills as cybercriminals, but for the benefit of the client.

CXO Security is an experienced team of CREST Certified penetration testers who are proficient in security penetration testing. By assessing your company’s infrastructure, we can identify weaknesses or vulnerabilities within your valuable network, both on-premises and in the cloud, and exploit them before malicious attackers target them. 

What is Network Security Penetration Testing?

Network security penetration testing simulates the process a hacker would use in attempting to hack into a company’s cloud or on-premise network.  This simulation carried out by ethical hackers or ‘pen testers’, helps to identify any insecure areas of your business network and highlights what to secure to prevent exploits.

A network security pen test confirms security issues with your network and assesses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your network and data. This ensures your business is aware of the functions it must perform to prevent further possible security exploits.

Network security targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering and spreading within your network. A network security pen test will provide your business with a set of rules and regulations needed to protect your system against unauthorised access. 

How Your Business Benefits From Security Penetration Testing

There is a range of benefits for your company when it employs network penetration testing. These include:

  • Effectively detecting cyber risks and reducing their risk to your business
  • Protects your company’s valuable data and reduce financial and reputation loss
  • Reduce network downtime
  • Protect customer loyalty
  • Compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS and ISO 27001
  • Reduces the financial cost of recovering after a network security breach
  • Confirms your security status to your clients or suppliers

The goal for hackers when breaching a company’s network is to steal information from your organisation and sell your data. An alternate common motive is to sabotage your company’s data and extort you for its release. Pen testing can stop hackers in their tracks and reduce the risk of severe financial and reputation loss by knowing and testing what an attacker could and would do. Stopping these types of attack before they happen maintains customer loyalty and secures your data.

CXO Security Penetration Testing Methodology

CXO Security uses a variety of manual and automated techniques to accurately identify your systems and services that are open to the Internet. The results allow CXO Security to identify holes within your external infrastructure that can be abused by remote attackers. 

This information is then used to rectify vulnerabilities and provide you with the knowledge and awareness to monitor potential future risks. 

Our security penetration testing methodology is based on the best practices in the industry. When your business engages our penetration testing service, you can rest assured you’ll be getting the most reliable and valid results.

Ongoing Security For Your Network

Along with network security penetration testing, we also offer businesses:

Having regular pen testing ensures that your company’s network security is protected from cyber hackers. By regularly employing penetration testing for your business, you will have continuous protection while saving money on costly network downtimes and possible data breaches. 

CXO Security can provide extensive network security penetration testing for your company either as a one-off assessment or ongoing part of your cyber security measures. 

As one of the most experienced network security penetration testing companies, trust us to secure your network and protect your business. Contact us for a consultation today. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

The CXO Security Penetration Testing team will help to identify where potential attacks will come from using a threat modelling technique. Then, our consultants will think like malicious hackers and provide your business with skills that may be prohibitive to hire internally. Lastly, we prepare and validate a viable response which ranks the issues, where they are and how to resolve the risks. The CXO Security Penetration Testing team will ensure that you not only take the correct actions, but you are using the right resources in the right place to prevent a breach.

At CXO Security, our highly skilled Penetration Testing consultants have over 20 years of experience in cyber security. The customised price of a penetration test will depend on your server, systems and applications. To find out more about penetration testing and the costs associated, contact one of our specialists today.

Pentesting is a way to detect and exploit existing vulnerabilities in systems. These assessments are useful for validating the effectiveness of the defence mechanisms of the application and the servers behind it. The fundamental purpose is to assess any consequences that security breaches may have on the data, resources or operations involved. Pentesting quickly detects where the web/mobile/application or solution is most vulnerable, allowing your team to correct risks after the test.

The duration of the penetration testing relies upon on the kind of testing, the sort and wide variety of systems and any engagement constraints. Normal pentests have an average duration time of 1 - 3 weeks.

Our testing specialists will independently test your security controls, to help give the board members and investors peace of mind that your systems are secure. You will also be able to assure all your customers that your business responsibly handles data, as per compliance mandates.

When a business suffers a cyber-attack, it can have a devastating effect, and you need to plan and prepare for such incidents by having safeguards in place. It is impossible to be 100% secure from any attack, so knowing where your weaknesses are, and fixing those weaknesses, is vital for your business survival.