Identify and Correct Vulnerabilities
A compromised app can result in stolen session IDs, account information theft, data breaches, and malicious code being implanted on websites. Test the security state of your applications, whether developed in-house or by third parties. The assessment can help organizations identify and correct vulnerabilities to protect from harmful attacks, and should be used as part of an ongoing strategy to support the organization’s software development lifecycle.Get Started
Web Application Penetration Testing Phases
Our Penetration Testers execute a thorough, well thought out project that consists of several phases
Planning and Preparation
Before starting a web application test, the testers and their clients should verify parameters required to conduct the test in a manner that will provide the best outcome for the client. This is done through a kickoff call and being in contact directly with the tester. One of the largest decisions during this stage is determining what accounts are going to be used to simulate an attack. Rhymetec has several use cases we can share, or the client can choose one that makes the most sense.
In this phase, teams perform different types of reconnaissance on their target. The tester will utilize the application as an unauthenticated user as well as with credentials if credentialed testing is desired. The web application is crawled to find hidden content and enumerate as much data as possible utilizing the original test cases.
Penetration Attempt and Exploitation
Both automated and manual penetration testing are performed to determine weakness in the application. Response is reviewed and critical functions are mapped to find different paths to escalation. The OWASP Testing Guide is to create test cases for this phase. Any critical findings are immediately presented to customers to reduce risk of attacks occurring against critical findings.
Analysis and Reporting
The tester will input findings into the internal documentation system as the test progresses. Examples of exploits and weaknesses are presented in a standardized report that include details about findings and how to remediate them. The report is created with both an executive summary for C-Level staff and detailed findings areas where developers can take action on findings.
Included in your Web Application is a retesting window that allows you to work on findings you feel should be remediated soon. The tester will work with you if any questions arise regarding the original finding and retest the original findings requested. At the end of the retesting window, a new report is created with updated progress.
Benefits of a Web App Pen Test
- Gain a detailed view of security weaknesses to better protect systems and data from attack
- Discover the information that systems are leaking
- Mitigate critical vulnerabilities before an attacker can gain access
- Allow your developers to focus on other issues and to meet deadlines
- Meet compliance requirements faster and more efficiently
Effective Reporting for Swift Remediation
We understand every environment is unique and don’t believe a standard test is effective for all, that’s why we focus heavily on manual testing over automated tools. Our penetration testing team will review all findings with you before being added to a report, and will go the extra mile to retest at no cost. Throughout the engagement, you will have direct communication to the pen tester for any inquiries.
What to Expect
The assessment tests for vulnerabilities in the user facing web application interface to ensure they are not vulnerable to the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) Top Ten recommendations for web application security. Recommendations for strengthening the application posture to reduce the possibility of exploits by an attacker and analysis of those vulnerabilities are found.
The assessment results include:
- Immediate notification of critical findings
- Executive Presentation of initial findings
- Detailed Findings and Remediation
- Retesting of initial findings
- A final report with updated findings
- Final and Executive Summary
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Vulnerability scans will highlight known weaknesses in a web application. At the same time, a penetration test will show how well existing defenses will hold up against a real-world attack by a cybercriminal.
Almost all of our Penetration Tests take approximately one week for initial testing. Upon notification of critical findings coupled with an executive presentation of initial findings, plus details for remediation, our team will execute a retest at no additional cost to you.
Rhymetec’s team of dedicated security specialists will customize the breadth and depth of testing based upon the cloud deployment and service model of the application and architecture. Utilizing both automated dynamic analysis and heavy manual penetration testing, the assessment tests for vulnerabilities in the user facing web application interface to ensure they are not vulnerable to the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) Top Ten recommendations for web application security.
A Web Application Penetration Testing service is an integral tool that organizations can use to ensure their cybersecurity implementation is effective. Any organization concerned about their overall cybersecurity risks or needs to meet certain compliance mandates for their web application should consult on executing annual or even bi-annual Web Application Penetration Tests.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
Graphium Health Senior Application Architect
“The testing was very thorough and complete. Communication and feedback afterwards was easy to understand and very fast. We were able to quickly identify and fix all of the issues that were brought up and the team was able to verify the fixes without issue.”
Fond Technologies, Inc. Principal Software Architect
“The team at Rhymetec was incredibly easy to work with from start to finish. They were able to accommodate our extended Penetration Testing schedule for remediation and retesting. And the ability to communicate directly with the testers via Slack was a time saver and enormously helpful.”