We help our clients to assess security gaps in the IT infrastructure through "Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing".
Automated VAPT is an on-demand solution which makes it convenient to run tests over the Internet anywhere, anytime. It is a hybrid solution which blends automated testing with security expert analysis. This blended model provides the best quality test coverage while accelerating the test time. The unique technology identifies all possible attack vectors.
Business using internet has grown drastically in past decade. Attacks on web application have increased.Web application security is a big challenge for any organiztions as result of increasing attacks. There exist different approches to mitigate various security risks are defensive coding, hardening (Firewall), Monitoring and auditing. These solutions found more towards prevention of attacks or of monitoring types of Vulnerability assessment and Penetration testing are two approches widely used by organizations to assess web application security . Both solutions are different and complimentory to each other. In this paper comparison of these two approches are provided. The authors found that penetration testing is better compare to vulnerablility assessment as it exploits the vulnerability, while vulnerability assessment is superior in terms of coverage over penetration testing.
Vulnerability is a weakness or flaw in a system. Reasons for vulnerability existence are weak password, coding, input validation, misconfiguration etc. The attacker attempts to identify vulnerability and then work it.
Vulnerability assessment is a proactive and systematic strategy to discover vulnerability. It is practiced to discover unknown problems in the system. It is also required by industry standard like DSS PCI from a compliance point of view.
Vulnerability assessment is achieved using scanners. It is a hybrid solution, which combines automated testing with expert analysis.
A penetration testing evaluates the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack. It is a proactive and systematic approch for security assessment. Technical capability required in penetration testing is low compared to vulnerability assessment. With penetration testing , one can detect, confirm and exploit vulnerabilities. It can be used at runtime.