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Our web application penetration testing services are designed to help you uncover and address vulnerabilities in your web applications, whether they are cloud-hosted, based on traditional 3-tier architectures, or anything in between.

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What is Web Application Penetration Testing?

Web Application Pen Testing is a cybersecurity practice aimed at securing your web applications against cyber threats. By simulating real-world hacking techniques, we identify vulnerabilities in your application and offer actionable countermeasures. In today’s digital ecosystem, web applications have become more complex and integral to business operations. As a result, they present an appealing target for cyber adversaries. Custom-designed, proprietary, and increasingly intricate web applications introduce complex and diverse security risks. That’s where our specialized expertise comes into play; we go beyond traditional application security assessments to protect against business logic flaws and advanced technical vulnerabilities.

With the tightening of compliance standards like PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, and SOC 2, the cybersecurity landscape is evolving to place more emphasis on web application security. These standards often include application-level security controls, adding another layer of requirements for organizations to navigate. Our Web Application Penetration Testing  help you achieve compliance efficiently, ensuring that your business operates securely and within regulatory boundaries.

INCREASING APPLICATION COMPLEXITY

Why Should you Perform a Web Application Penetration Test?

  • Unique security risks
    Web apps are often built with unique designs, and this uniqueness can sometimes create security loopholes. These loopholes could allow hackers to manipulate your web application and access sensitive information.
  • Ongoing updates and security management
    Keeping your web application updated is essential, but every new patch or feature can also bring new vulnerabilities. It’s crucial to balance these ongoing updates with rigorous security checks.
  • Navigating rising cybersecurity standards
    As industries evolve, so do cybersecurity standards. Nowadays, many of these standards require penetration testing to ensure your web application meets the latest security guidelines.
  • Adaptation to evolving threats and exploits
    Cyber threats are constantly evolving, becoming more sophisticated every day. Penetration testing helps you adapt by identifying how well your web application can withstand these new challenges.
Web Application Security Testing
Secure Your WEB APPLICATIONS

How Will Web App Pen testing Help Secure my Web Applications?

  • Uncover hidden vulnerabilities
    Discover and fix hidden vulnerabilities, including issues with the internal logic of your web application. Put up strong defenses against common web-based attacks like Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection attacks, and Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
  • Simulate the latest application hacking techniques
    Simulate modern hacking methods to see how well your web application can withstand today’s advanced cyber threats. This helps ensure you’re prepared for increasingly sophisticated attacks.
  • Benchmark with industry-leading security standards
    Evaluate your security measures against renowned frameworks like OWASP and MITRE to ensure your defenses meet or exceed industry standards.
  • Implement effective security measures
    Receive in-depth guidance on the security measures you need to protect your web application. Armed with these insights, you can make informed decisions to bolster your cyber defenses.
WEB APPLICATION PEN TESTING SCOPE

What Will be Assessed During a Web Application Penetration Test?

  • Business Logic
    Evaluating the app’s workflow, functionalities, and data processing methods to identify potential security flaws.
  • API Interactions
    Assessing the interactions with APIs, including request/response handling and error management.
  • Authentication Mechanisms
    Testing authentication processes, session management, and access controls for vulnerabilities against unauthorized access.
  • Data Storage and Transmission
    Analyzing measures for data storage and transmission, ensuring encryption standards are robust against unauthorized access or leaks.
  • Hosting Infrastructure
    Reviewing the security of web servers, databases, and cloud configurations where your web application resides to identify potential vulnerabilities.
  • And More
    Including error handling, user input validation, third-party security measures, and other crucial factors.
WEB APPLICATION PENTESTING KEY BENEFITS

What are the Benefits of Conducting
Web Application Penetration Testing?

Conducting web application security testing is an essential step of the development cycle of your Web Apps.

Enhanced Application Security

Boost web security by mitigating vulnerabilities like SQL injection, ensuring uninterrupted service.

Achieve Compliance

Successfully meet compliance requirements as efficiently as possible (Insurance, SOC 2, PCI, ISO 27001, etc.)

Strategic Security Investment

Optimize security investments by focusing on critical risks, ensuring higher ROI.

Reduced Cyber Risk

Identify and address vulnerabilities to minimize breach risks, averting legal penalties and reputation damage.

Improved Development Practices

Improve development methodologies to integrate security from the start, leading to more secure web apps.

Increased Risk Visibility

Gain a deep understanding of your risks and inform management on the current state of your Web Application's security.

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SAFEGUARDING AGAINST MODERN CYBER THREATS

Why Manual Testing Complements Automated Web App Pen Testing

Automated testing solutions are a good start, but only allow for partial vulnerabilities coverage. To ensure robust application security,  manual testing is required. Here are examples of critical vulnerabilities only identified through manual testing:

These vulnerabilities occur when an attacker manipulates the application’s logic to achieve unintended results. Due to the application-specific nature of these flaws, Automated vulnerability scanners often struggle to detect them, making manual web application pentest is crucial for identifying and mitigating these risks.

This vulnerability enables attackers to elevate their access level from a lower privilege to a higher one, gaining unauthorized access to sensitive data or functionality. Automated tools might not be effective in identifying customized implementations, making manual testing a necessary component.

This vulnerability occurs when an attacker gains unauthorized access to restricted resources by bypassing access control mechanisms. As automated tools may not catch all instances of access control bypass, manual testing is vital to uncover these risks.

A vulnerability that allows an attacker to circumvent the authorization process to gain access to restricted resources without proper permissions. Automated scanners might not be able to detect complex bypass scenarios, which is why manual testing is essential.

A vulnerability that allows unauthorized users to gain access to protected resources without providing valid authentication credentials. Automated scanning tools may have difficulty detecting specific scenarios in which authentication is bypassed, highlighting the need for manual testing.

This vulnerability is related to the improper handling of user sessions, making it possible for attackers to hijack or manipulate user sessions. Automated scanning tools may not be sufficient for finding vulnerabilities in every possible session management issue, making consistent manual testing necessary for accurate identification.

Read our comprehensive article detailing the main shortcomings of automated application testing solutions and their use cases.

BEST PRACTICES

OWASP Testing Methodology

Our tests combine both automatic and in-depth manual penetration testing techniques. We use the OWASP standard as a baseline for our testing methodology in order to identify vulnerabilities unique to each application.

HOW IT WORKS

Vumetric Web Application Penetration Testing Process

If your organization has not gone through a webapp penetration test before, you may not know what to expect. Even if you have, maybe you are wondering what Vumetric’ stages of penetration testing are. Here is a high-level break down of each step of our proven process:

Project Scoping

Duration: ~ 1-2 days

Activities: We learn about your specific needs and objectives.

Outcome: Business proposal, signed contract.

Kick-off / Planning

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Activities: We review the scope of work, discuss requirements and planning.

Outcome: Scope validation, test planning.

Penetration Testing

Duration: ~ 2-3 weeks

Activities: We execute the test in accordance with the project scope.

Outcome: Detailed penetration test report, presentation.

Remediation Testing

Duration: Up to 1 month

Activities: We test and validate vulnerability fixes.

Outcome: Remediation report, attestation.

CASE STUDY

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See our Web App penetration testing services in action and discover how they can help secure your mission-critical applications and APIs from modern cyber threats and exploits.

LEARN FROM OUR EXPERTS

FAQ About Web Application Penetration Testing

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Web application pen test should ideally be performed at least annually to ensure consistent security against evolving threats. Additionally, it’s recommended to conduct a pen test after any significant changes or updates to the application or its hosting infrastructure, as new features, integrations or modifications can introduce new unknown vulnerabilities.

Our Web Application penetration tests helps several organizations of all types meet compliance requirements every year by identifying vulnerabilities that need remediation. Once remediation testing is completed (free of charges, without any additional cost), we provide an official attestation confirming that vulnerabilities have been remediated, helping organizations meet compliance requirements efficiently.

The cost of a penetration test varies significantly based on the scope of the assessment. 

In the case of Web App penetration testing, the complexity of the application is the primary factor that influences pricing.

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Yes, re-tests are included at no additional charges in each of our Web App pentesting projects to help organizations meet compliance requirements and successfully improve their Web application security, maximizing the return on their investment. After implementing our recommended mitigations and fixes, we undertake a re-test of all the critical and high-risk vulnerabilities identified initially, ensuring they have been adequately mitigated and no longer pose a danger to the organization.

As a leading provider in application security testing, we adhere to globally recognized standards and methodologies. We leverage the OWASP Top 10 to help our clients secure their Web App against the most damaging vulnerabilities found in modern applications, including complex business logic flaws. Beyond that, we also utilize the MITRE ATT&CK framework to comprehensively test the Web App’s security against the latest hacking techniques and strategies. This approach ensures that your application is fortified against attempts to breach modern Web Apps, tamper with critical functions, or access and steal sensitive data.

Our testing methodologies are designed to minimize disruptions. The overwhelming majority of our projects are entirely unnoticeable for our clients. We understand the importance of maintaining operational continuity, and as such, we coordinate closely with your team to ensure minimal operational impact during the testing process when an assessment may cause any impact on in-production systems.

TECHNOLOGIES

Our Technological Expertise

We have performed projects on a wide range of technologies, including but not limited to the following:
TOP-RATED webapp PENTEST PROVIDER

Why Choose Vumetric For Web Application Penetration Testing?

Vumetric is an ISO9001-certified boutique provider entirely dedicated to penetration testing, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Our methodologies are proven and our understanding of cybersecurity risks is extensive, allowing us to provide clear advice to our clients that is pragmatic, adapted to their needs and efficient in securing against the latest security threats.
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Proven
Methodologies

Our testing methodologies are based on industry best practices and standards.

Experienced
Team

Our team of certified experts conducts more than 400 pentest projects annually.

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Actionable
Results

We provide quality reports with actionable recommendations to fix identified vulnerabilities.

REal Customer Testimonials

Industry Leaders Count on Vumetric to Secure Their Apps

Our team’s expertise is widely recognized in the industry and helps protect organizations of all types against evolving threats by addressing modern security risks, raising awareness, and promoting the latest standards.

Explore the latest customer reviews for Vumetric’s penetration testing and cybersecurity solutions to dive deeper into how we help organizations of all types.

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