What is Penetration Testing? Guide

What is Penetration Testing? Guide

What is Penetration Testing?

A penetration test, or pen test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, service and application flaws, improper configurations, or risky end-user behavior.

Penetration testing offers many benefits, allowing you to:

  • Intelligently manage vulnerabilities
  • Avoid the cost of network downtime
  • ┬áMeet regulatory requirements and avoid fines
  • Preserve corporate image and customer loyalty

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