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external pen test

An external internet-facing assets penetration test is a comprehensive evaluation of the security measures protecting an organisation's assets that are accessible from the internet. This type of test aims to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems, networks, and applications that could be exploited by external attackers.

During an external penetration test, our consultants simulate real-world cyber attacks against the organisation's internet-facing assets. These assets can include web servers, email servers, remote access services, and any other systems accessible from outside the organisation's network perimeter.

We employ various techniques and tools to identify vulnerabilities, such as network scanning, vulnerability scanning, and manual exploitation attempts. Common vulnerabilities targeted during external penetration testing include misconfigurations, outdated software, weak passwords, and insecure network protocols.

The primary goal of an external internet-facing assets penetration test is to provide organisations with insights into their external security posture and to help them mitigate potential risks. By identifying and addressing vulnerabilities before malicious actors can exploit them, your organisation can enhance the overall security posture and reduce the likelihood of successful attacks from external threats.

At Tier Zero Security, we use Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide methodologies.

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