What is Web Application Penetration Testing?
Almost everything we do is done over the internet. From shopping to banking to routine activities, most of them can be done digitally and several web applications can be used to complete these tasks online. But, is it really necessary to do a pen test on the developed web application? The answer is definitely yes. Because web applications frequently store or send sensitive data, it is critical to keep them secure at all times, especially those that are publicly accessible via the Internet. Once an application is established, various sorts of testing are performed; each testing varies depending on the type of vulnerabilities.
Web application penetration testing seeks to identify security flaws caused by insecure development processes used in the design, coding, and publication of software or websites. Web applications are vital to a company’s success and are an attractive target for cybercriminals.
A Web application penetration test will typically include the following:
- Checking user authentication to ensure that accounts can’t have access to data.
- Verifying that web browsers are configured securely and identifying features that could cause weaknesses.
- Examining online programs for vulnerabilities and flaws, such as XSS (cross-site scripting)
- Ensuring web server security or database servers
If an application vulnerability is exploited, attackers will gain access to your data through the network. I know how scary that seems! These attacks can be used to change or collect data, steal user credentials, or interfere with the functionality of your web application.
Web Application Penetration Testing Benefits
SecureBug penetration test will help you in the following ways:
- We find the most vulnerable way to attack and identify any flaws that could lead to the theft of critical data.
- Learn about your weaknesses in the current world
- · Create effective authentication and session management controls
- Better access control
- We use the OWASP (open web application security project) methodology.
Web security testing is also a continuous improvement process that may help you enhance your ROI (returns on investment). A pen test has both short-and long-term benefits.
What Are the Various Types of Web Penetration Testing?
There are two different sorts of testing web applications.
1) Internal penetration testing: This testing is performed within the organization across the LAN. As a result, it includes testing a web application hosted on the intranet. Internal penetration testing helps in identifying whether or not there are any vulnerabilities within the corporate firewall.
2) External penetration testing: Here, testing is done externally from outside of the organization and involves testing of web applications hosted on the internet. Testers act like inexperienced hackers who are unaware of the inside system. Firewalls, servers, and IDs are all tested in this form of testing.
Is a Web Application Penetration Test Relevant to Your Needs?
To answer this question, you should consider the following:
– Is your API protected?
– Can your application be exploited to gain access to your network?
– Do you accept or store payment information on your website?
– Can a hacker use SQL injection to gain direct access to your database?
– Could your identity information be hacked, or have your account privileges increased?
What is the Cost of a Pentest?
A high-quality, expert pen test costs anywhere between $15,000 and $30,000–including everything listed below. Like any company service, the pricing varies considerably according to several variables.
The main variables that impact the cost of penetration testing services are as follows:
1) Experience: More experienced pen testers will be more expensive. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for.
2) Methodology: Every pen tester conducts their penetration tests differently. Some use more expensive tools than others, which may lead to an increase in costs. However, more expensive tools can reduce your test time and deliver good results.
3) Complexity: The biggest factors in your penetration test quote are the size and complexity of your environment and network devices. A more complicated environment needs more effort and time to virtually walk over the network and expose web applications for the discovery of every possible flaw.
4) Remediation: Some pen testers offer remediation and/or retesting in their pricing. Others hand over test results and then vanish.
5) Onsite: Most penetration tests may be completed remotely, but, in rare cases, including extremely large or complicated environments, an onsite visit may also be required to adequately test your business’s security. For example, this would be required if you requested physical security.
If you believe the cost is unreasonable, consider this: a hacker only needs one flaw to gain access to your network and take data. A pen tester works hard to discover as many security vulnerabilities as possible. You are paying a skilled team to manually analyze your business to see what might be exploited.
SecureBug: The Skilled Team for Web application Pentesting
Overall, Web application penetration testing services asses apps proactively to detect flaws that might result in the loss of sensitive user and financial data.
SecureBug is one of Nordic’s best web security testing companies, serving clients from all over the world. We have an expert team for your web application to identify and fix security vulnerabilities. Check out our website to learn more about web application penetration testing. Get started quickly!