Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing


Modern organizations significantly depend on the smooth and secure functionality of web applications. Unfortunately, small and large-scale organizations don’t prioritize the security testing of their web applications. As a result, attackers can easily compromise these applications, disrupt business functionality, and gain unauthorized access to sensitive data. As numerous organizations falsely trust the accuracy of automated web application security scanners, they’re left with unidentified loopholes in their application’s functionality, source code, and infrastructure.

What is Web Application Penetration Testing?

Performing a web application pentest involves a systematic process, including enumerating the target application, identifying vulnerabilities, and exploiting the vulnerabilities that could be leveraged to compromise an application. Throughout a web application pen test, a pentester or a cyber security specialist evaluates an application’s security by exploiting it, just like an attacker would. For example, the specialist will look into how an unauthorized person could access the application’s sensitive data.

For this purpose, a web application penetration test helps organizations to find security flaws in applications that adversaries could readily exploit. At the very least, a web application penetration test includes checks for the following vulnerabilities (included in the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks):

  1. Broken Access Control
  2. Cryptographic Failures
  3. Injection
  4. Insecure Design
  5. Security Misconfiguration
  6. Vulnerable & Outdated Components
  7. Identification & Authentication Failures
  8. Software & Data Integrity Failures
  9. Security Logging & Monitoring Failures
  10. Server-Side Request Forgery

How do we carry out a Web Application Pen Test?

Web application penetration tests are security assessments curated to analyze web application architecture, design, and configuration. Our team uses advanced web application security skills to perform a manual and thorough penetration test against modern web applications. Further on, we offer code-assisted penetration tests to explicitly understand the application, detect deep-seated issues in source code, and reduce the number of false-positive findings.

At Redfox Security, we leverage the following testing methodologies:

Benefits of Web Application Penetration Testing

Benefits of Web Application Penetration Testing

Our Approach

Our team uses the advanced skills necessary to perform a manual and thorough penetration test against modern web applications. To add, we follow OWASP’s standards for web application security.

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