Noida, India (PressExposure) July 22, 2011 -- Penetration Testing is a service that is provided under ethical hacking services offered by specialized penetration testing companies. The demand for penetration testing companies has been increasing because of the vulnerability of organizations' critical information assets towards the hackers, viruses, trojans, worms and spyware, etc. Penetration testing companies provide penetration testing services and network assessment services to test the vulnerability of the networks.
These penetration testing companies actually try to penetrate into the network from the hacker's perspective, conduct a risk assessment of the network and report their findings to the organization. Penetration testing companies test the perimeter security including assessment of firewalls, IPS, VPNs, Routers and other inside components like intranet applications, web applications, server farm, desktops, databases, etc are tested for their resistance to penetration.
Companies face major threats due to applications that connect with the outside world. These are mainly the web applications, dynamic websites, e-commerce websites, payment gateways, email gateways, etc. These are the points where most of the attacks originate. The attackers first try to penetrate into the network using these "data highways" under the guise of a normal user. The applications that protect these points can be strengthened by actually penetrating through these places. This is what penetration testing companies try to do and warn the organizations of possible infiltration.
There are many penetration testing companies that offer ethical hacking services to their clients. Torrid Networks has established its leadership in the penetration testing space and has offered its expert services to over 100+ customer globally.
But, can we let a third party do the testing by trying to penetrate our networks? Can we trust them? This question arises in the minds of most companies looking for penetration testing.
For most of the penetration testing companies, penetration testing is not the core business but rather it is a value added service.
When it comes to trustworthiness of penetration testing companies, one can observe their clientele. A good clientele is an indication of trustworthiness because an organization's network is being penetrated and all the data pertaining to the organization's customers, internal information, confidential and crucial information goes into the hands of the penetration testing companies.
The cost of engaging a penetration testing company may vary from company to company. So, a proper cost versus utility assessment is essential before engaging a penetration testing company.
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