For e-commerce or transaction-based businesses, Internet facing web applications are one of the most critical and visible assets to the organization. These assets are important because they are generally designed to generate revenue or provide critical service functions for customers. The widespread exposure of web applications makes them a popular target of malicious users looking to gain unauthorized access to the environment through the application layer or through weak business logic. Uncovering the potential vulnerabilities in web applications is critical since the organization can suffer both financial and reputational damage if the application is breached.
Because your internet-facing applications can expose highly confidential data, understanding the vulnerabilities that exist is an integral part of any best practice software development program. VioPoint offers industry leading tools and highly experienced staff to uncover application vulnerabilities in your environment. We offer three types of testing that have a proven track record identifying critical vulnerabilities that help reduce risk in web application architectures:
- White box testing / code reviews
- Gray box testing
- Black box testing
Effective testing requires a blend of searching for technical vulnerabilities as well as logical application flaws. Our testers use a combination of automated and manual techniques to look for the most serious application vulnerabilities and document any significant findings. Once the baseline vulnerabilities are identified, testers work with application subject matter experts to employ manual testing techniques that will exploit application logic flaws to quickly identify vulnerabilities most likely to be used by actual hackers attacking the site…as well as vulnerabilities that result from errors and omissions. This approach simulates hacking techniques used by hackers and mimics their preferred targets and types of attacks.
Web Application Testing will help identify weaknesses that would allow an attacker or malicious user to obtain unauthorized access to critical data. VioPoint assessments identify application weaknesses but also provide recommendations on how to effectively mitigate them:
- Develop detailed application roadmap that identifies specific vulnerabilities.
- Describe the potential impact and provide illustrative examples of data exploits.
- Provide recommendations for improving overall security posture of the application.
- Classify findings as high, medium, low impact to help prioritize mitigation activities.
- Create specific coding instructions for correcting high impact vulnerabilities.
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