What is Pen Testing?

Ethical Hacking for Your Protection

A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is a simulated malicious attack against your organization’s IT infrastructure – your computer system, network, facilities, and web application firewall (WAF) – to check for vulnerabilities.

When you work with the experts at NTP for pen testing, our team of ethical hackers will simulate cyberattacks (from outsiders and from internal staff) on your information network, facilities, and systems. We also execute a range of attack vectors and methodologies including open ports, Wi-Fi passwords, packet sniffing, phishing schemes, browser exploits, and social engineering.

Our experts exploit known vulnerabilities and identify specific weaknesses (unknown vulnerabilities) and provide a detailed report of our findings with prioritized remediation recommendations.

Pen Testing Process

Proactively Identify Weaknesses

Proactively identifying your security weaknesses and determining which are most critical, less significant, and which are false positives will decrease actual cyber attack risk and potentially save your company. Pen testing also helps prioritize resources and response and leads to the creation of a comprehensive cyber security plan that includes employee training.

Step 1: Our manual and/or automated technologies systematically compromise servers, endpoints, web applications, wireless networks, network devices, mobile devices, and other potential points of exposure.

Step 2: Once vulnerabilities are exploited, we use the compromised areas to find other weaknesses and obtain deeper levels of access data.

Step 3: Information and findings are then compiled and presented to IT and network system managers to assist with strategic decisions and remediation efforts.

Step 4: Train and educate entire company on how to avoid cyber attacks, what to look for in the event of a breach, and how to work together to minimize data violations.

Ongoing Security Strategy

NTP’s elite team of security professionals work with all levels of your organization to make sure there is a strategy in place for all situations and that your team is using the latest tactics to prevent the barrage of continual threats from causing damage.

From the specifics of next-generation firewall policy management to the overarching new-age network hierarchy, we make sure your organization has the tools and the know how to win the war against cyber crime.

The Benefits

Staying in Business

Pen testing should be in your budget and part of your regular IT program. Without proactive testing, it’s not a matter of if you'll be hacked, but when. Once your organization has a data breach, if recovery is even possible, it can cost millions of dollars in IT remediation efforts, customer protection and retention programs, and legalities.

Most small-to-mid-size companies are out of business within six months of a breach. Penetration testing helps stop breaches before they lead to a costly and traumatic security compromise. They also let your IT professionals measure risk and evaluate the consequences of what an attack may have on resources and operations.

  • Preserve corporate image.
  • Potentially save millions of dollars in restitution.
  • Keep client, customer, employee, and company data, IP, and trade secrets confidential.
  • Meet compliance and regulatory requirements for long-term success.
  • Maintain favorable service ratings from regulatory examiners.
  • Pave the way for new business with proof of proactive cyber security and data protection.

ARGISS Services

Future Protection

What happens when we find vulnerabilities? NTP will make recommendations to ensure that you achieve and maintain IT compliance in the ever-changing environment of regulatory standards. By implementing our proprietary cyber intelligence system, ARGISS, customized to your company’s IT and security needs, you will be more than just “protected.” ARGISS continually detects where your vulnerabilities lie and responds by keeping your data safe, as well as compliant.

Proactive Cyber Security Solutions

For the last 20 years, NTP has partnered with businesses and organizations – just like yours – to bring them cyber security solutions and compliance services to protect their critical assets and reduce their risk of data breaches – from both internal and external attacks. Let us help you keep your business profitable and thriving with pen testing and ARGISS. Contact us today for your free analysis and breathe a sigh of relief knowing you’ve got a cyber security partner you can count on. 636-458-4995

*Our highly specialized team is a reputable and experienced “ethical hacker” ensuring an efficient and accurate assessment.