Penetration testing is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack. Web Application Penetration Test focuses on evaluating the security of a web application.The process involves an active analysis of the application for any weaknesses, technical flaws, or vulnerabilities.
Why Penetration Testing needed ?
Web applications are becoming more prevalent and increasingly more sophisticated, and as such they are critical to almost all major online businesses. As with most security issues involving client/server communications, Web application vulnerabilities generally stem from improper handling of client requests and/or a lack of input validation checking on the part of the developer.
The very nature of Web applications – their ability to collate, process and disseminate information over the Internet – exposes them in two ways. First and most obviously, they have total exposure by nature of being publicly accessible. This makes security through obscurity impossible and heightens the requirement for hardened code. Second they process data elements from within HTTP requests – a protocol that can employ a myriad of encoding and encapsulation techniques.
Most Web application environments expose these data elements to the developer in a manner that fails to identify how they were captured and hence what kind of validation and sanity checking should apply to them. Because the Web “environment” is so diverse and contains so many forms of programmatic content, the developer doesn’t have aware about Security flaws. that’s why most of the web application got vulnerable.
At Arisen, We help industries to overcome security vulnerabilities with our Penetration Testing Methodology which Based on Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) module. We have domain experts team for this process, Whose minimum eligibility criteria is having a C|EH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification.
The Penetration Test process Includes Manuel testing as well as automated testing tools available for the test.
Tasks typically include:
- Configuration Management Testing
- Business Logic Testing
- Authentication Testing
- Authorization testing
- Session Management Testing
- Data Validation Testing
- Denial of Service Testing
- Web Services Testing