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Internal Network Security Testing and Penetration Testing

Internal Network Security Testing involves scanning internal LAN assets such as servers, network devices, and web-applications to discover cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

What is Internal Security Testing and Penetration Testing?

Internal Network Security Testing involves scanning internal LAN assets such as servers, network devices, and web-applications to discover cybersecurity vulnerabilities.  Penetration Testing is the additional step of attempting to exploit any critical vulnerabilities discovered.  This exercise is typically performed on-premises as it avoids the complexities of remote access and provides the best performance.  This is also usually performed with administrative credentials to facilitate the internal inspection of desktops and servers.  Internal Penetration testing often involves attempts to gain access to supposedly off-limits network segments and/or escalate privileges from a local node in the network.


Why Perform an Internal Network Security Test and Penetration Test?

An Internal Network Security Test (also known as a Network Vulnerability Assessment) illuminates what potential attackers see if they somehow gain a foothold in your network, and answers the question: Is your LAN a hardened and hostile landscape, or a buffet of easily exploited desktops and servers?  The resulting report details security vulnerabilities at different levels of severity, along with prioritized suggestions for remediation.   When performed with administrative credentials, it yields a wealth of information about the patch-status of operating systems and applications deployed across the enterprise.


Why Choose Affinity IT?

We utilize the Tenable Nessus Professional security vulnerability scanner for testing, and a combination of public (e.g. Kali Linux) and proprietary tools for exploitation and have performed hundreds of scans and penetration tests over the years.  Our proprietary report format is clear, concise, and optimized to help you reduce the risk to your network as quickly as possible.

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Interested in enhancing your IT security? Let's connect and discuss how we can help protect your business from cyber threats. Contact us today!

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