Vulnerabilities in application security can be the backdoor to sensitive data. We got your back to ensure this door is closed and your business and its data is secure.

What is Application Penetration Testing?

Application pen testing finds weaknesses through an authorized ‘hack’. In this process, a variety of ways to gain access to your secure information is tested to highlight your risk of cyber attacks.

With many applications developed quickly to meet deadlines, there is often room for error. Hackers can exploit these weaknesses and gain access to your data.

An application penetration test is a proactive way to identify issues and increase a company’s security to keep data safe.
How is the test performed?

SMTP Africa will work with you to simulate attacks on your application to clearly identify weak points. After this process, SMTP Africa will propose the best way to fix these threats to your security.

With experience and knowledge behind us, we have developed a 6 step approach to testing. Our approach ensures weaknesses are identified so a remediation process can occur.

  • Information Gathering – collecting data to prepare a security attack
  • Threat Modelling – designing ways to test the weaknesses
  • Vulnerability Analysis – defining the possible points of entry
  • Exploitation – attempting to gain sensitive data
  • Post Exploitation – evaluating the level of risk to your business known weaknesses
  • Reporting – providing a detailed report of strategies to improve your security

SMTP Africa will perform a number of key web application penetration tests to develop a comprehensive report for you. These include:

  • Broken Authentication
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • SQL Injection
  • Broken Access Controls

Benefits of Application Penetration Testing

Once SMTP Africa has completed our 6 step process penetration test for your business, you can enjoy these benefits:

  • Increased data protection by stopping cyberattacks
  • Ensured compliance requirements are met for PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA and HIPAA
  • Business reputation is not tarnished by having a data breach