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As cyber crimes are on a rise, any vulnerability in the system security, design, or implementation becomes a serious concern for business enterprises. These vulnerabilities can exist in internally made software or applications availed from third-party vendors but can be easily fixed once identified. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) has emerged an ideal approach for businesses as it provides a more comprehensive application evaluation as compared to any single test. By taking this approach, they can get a detailed view of the threats to its data, networks, systems, applications so that they can protect them all from malicious attacks.
At OrangeMantra, we offer dependable VAPT services that enable businesses to focus on the identification and mitigation of critical vulnerabilities that they may face. As a part of these services, we perform a stringent vulnerability assessment to evaluate the risks involved in the system with the aim to minimize the probability of an event. We also do a penetration test for evaluating the security of an IT infrastructure in a holistic manner. Whether these vulnerabilities exist in operating systems, applications or services, or are caused by improper configurations or risky user behavior, we detect them all.
We start by defining the scope and objectives of Vulnerability Analysis. The possibilities in the scope include:
Black Box Testing refers to testing from an external network, without a prior knowledge of the internal systems and network.
White Box Testing is testing within the internal network, with knowledge of the internal systems and network.
Grey Box Testing is a combination of both, with testing from external or internal networks, and the knowledge of the internal systems and network.
Our team obtains in-depth information about the IT environment of the client’s organization. The areas covered include the networks, IP Addresses, Operating System Versions, and more. The information is to be gathered when either of the three types of scopes such as Black Box Testing, White Box Testing, or Grey Box Testing, is being used.
Vulnerability detection is perhaps the most critical phase of the entire process. It encompasses the use of reliable vulnerability scanners to scan the entire IT environment of the organization with the aim to identify the vulnerabilities that exist within the system, applications, infrastructure, or elsewhere within the business.
As a part of the VAPT methodology, we analyze the vulnerabilities so identified and come up with a result-oriented plan a plan for penetrating into the systems and network. The objective is to ensure that we have a well-established plan of action for resolving the problems that are actually there within the client’s organization.
In the next phase, we perform the exploitation of the vulnerabilities that are detected in the VA scanning. This is done by performing an attack on the system to confirm the existence of the vulnerability. The plan of action formulated in the previous step is executed to attack and penetrate the target systems.
After we penetrate successfully into the system, we apply the privilege escalation technique for the identification of vulnerabilities and escalation of access. This is done for gaining higher privileges, such as administrative privileges or registry/root access to that particular system or network in the IT environment.
Finally, after the penetration testing is completed, our team performs the root cause analysis. The result so obtained is analyzed to deliver relevant recommendations for making the organization’s IT environment secure by plugging the vulnerabilities and holes that are detected in one or more of the systems therein.
Once the penetration test is done and the root cause of the vulnerabilities is analyzed, we give a comprehensive report to the client. It comprises detailed information regarding the vulnerabilities detected in the security assessment, risk rating for each of them, supporting detailed exhibits, and detailed technical remediation recommendations.
Since VAPT involves compromising the system within the organization, some of the files may be altered as a result of this process. We perform a clean up to ensure that the system is restored to the original state as it was prior to testing, by cleaning up and restoring the files and data that were used in the target machines.
We perform comprehensive vulnerability assessment and penetration testing to cover all the applications and systems within an organization
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