Comprehensive web app penetration testing
Web App & API Tests
Web app & API pen tests give you complete control over your security vulnerabilities.
Businesses of all sizes can benefit from a penetration test thanks to our competitive prices
Our penetration testers are certified by globally recognized bodies such as CREST and OSCP
Free Vulnerability Scans
Protect your business all year round with 12 months of free vulnerability scans with selected pen tests
Specialist web app testing and API testing
Web application penetration testing simulates the actions of a hacker to critically assesses your security vulnerabilities, weaknesses and technical misconfigurations that an attacker would target. In this way, web app pen tests allow you to act immediately, removing vulnerabilities in your web apps and APIs, whilst your business remains operational.
Testing your web applications for security flaws is an important part of maintaining secure development and operational practices, as well as meeting numerous compliance mandates. Put simply, web app pen testing is the best way to ensure you stay ahead of the hackers and keep your business protected.
Benefits of web app penetration testing
Web applications and associated APIs are the core of many organizations’ business, making them a prime target for hackers to attack. Web app pen testing gives you the power to find your security flaws and lock them down, before they’re found by cyber criminals.
Target Defense customize the tests we do to make sure we’re capturing all your security and business objectives. This guarantees that the test we undertake is a best fit for the unique needs of your particular web app or API.
Discover bad security practices in your web app
Probe and exploit application vulnerabilities
Analyze flaws in your web app design
Remediate the weaknesses to stay protected
Free VA scans with selected pen tests
To help your organization stay protected against evolving threats, we give you 12 months vulnerability scanning for free with selected penetration tests.
Different types of web app pen testing
Web app pen testing can be carried out from either an authenticated or unauthenticated standpoint, which models different types of attack. Target Defense recommends a blend of authenticated and unauthenticated testing to make sure all your web app security risks are uncovered.
Authenticated web app testing tests the security of your web app as if an attacker has breached your external security or has phished valid user credentials. This is a detailed test which uncovers the real damage a successful cyber attack could cause to your business.
Unauthenticated web app testing shows what damage a cyber criminal could do to your business from a publicly available webpage, without having access to valid user credentials. Unauthenticated web app pen tests can discover vulnerabilities available to anyone with access to the web app, such as a login portal.
If your business uses a web-based API to deliver its services, then you need API pen testing. Testing your APIs in addition to your web apps is standard best practice, and combination pen tests are available to test web apps and APIs together.
Trusted by organizations around the world
Target Defense penetration testers are experts in a wide range of web application technologies and use industry-standard methodologies and toolsets. Our expert web app pen testers are independently certified by international standards for penetration testing, including CREST and OSCP. We’re trusted by businesses across the world, from global enterprises to SMBs and start-ups.
Target Defense pen test methodology
Industry standard best practices are embedded into all Target Defense penetration tests
Scope definition & pre-engagement interactions
Based on your defined goals, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored testing strategy.
Intelligence gathering & threat modelling
In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible about the web apps and sites in the remit.
Our penetration testers use the latest security tools and industry knowledge to carry out a detailed analysis, uncovering exactly what is making your critical assets vulnerable to attack.
Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our web app penetration testers will test all external and internal-facing systems without disrupting your business.
The team will determine the value of the compromised targets by trying to elevate privileges and pivot to other systems and networks. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.
Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. Once received, we’ll invite you for a collaborative read through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your business.
Hear what our customers say
Target Defense’s expertise and technical understanding were immediately apparent. This gave us confidence that we were going to get a good service and a good outcome. We were right on both counts.
Matt Boddy, CTO
We’ve always been very impressed with the cyber security services Target Defense provide us. Their professional approach, knowledge and flexibility have ensured they have become a key trusted partner in our supply chain.
CTO, Paymentsense (Europe's largest merchant service provider)
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