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Securing your business begins with thorough penetration testing

Securing your business begins with thorough penetration testing

All across the business world, corporate network infrastructures are changing fast. IT leaders are moving more applications, workloads, and data than ever before to the cloud. This is a positive development, as it means employees have more flexibility on a daily basis to be productive anywhere, at any time – but meanwhile, it also presents a greater need than ever for security fortification.

In particular, one strategy that companies today are taking a close look at is penetration testing. Because today’s IT infrastructures are so complex and difficult to manage, it’s important to be proactive about looking for vulnerabilities, and penetration testing is a great way to do that. By simulating intrusions into your infrastructure, your Wi-Fi, your devices, and your physical premises, you can find out where you’re weak and what aspects of your IT need to be beefed up.

How to get started with penetration testing

There are a few different ways your business can undertake penetration testing. Two key ones are internal penetration testing and external penetration testing – these approaches help you evaluate your network by trying to gain access to critical systems and data from either inside your business or outside it. This can uncover vulnerabilities that are often missed in a simple vulnerability scan. Additionally, application penetration testing is a great way to identify flaws in application logic or implementation, and wireless penetration testing helps you find weaknesses in your wireless network configuration that a hacker might exploit. All of the above strategies can help you assess the security of your business.

There are quite a few benefits to undertaking penetration testing in your workplace. One is simply awareness – if you have a greater understanding of your IT strengths and weaknesses, you can take a more proactive approach to preventing cyber issues in the future. Additionally, penetration testing can give your business a competitive edge – you can move forward confidently with business growth, knowing that cyber weaknesses won’t slow you down. And finally, risk mitigation is a major factor. A company that’s been through rigorous penetration testing is one that can prevent attacks, steer clear of regulatory fines, and maintain business continuity on a consistent basis.

At Zones, we have a comprehensive approach to penetration testing that’s gotten results for our clients time and time again. Our team of security professionals uses proven tools and techniques that help you evaluate every aspect of your security controls, including at the technical, administrative, and management levels. We help you to conduct tests of your infrastructure using real-world attack techniques, both automated and manual, and we don’t stop until we’ve examined every inch of your IT.

Across the whole Zones team, it’s always been a core belief that Security Fortification is a crucial part of running a business. Your data is your No. 1 priority, and we are driven to protect yours at every single endpoint. And we believe steadfastly that the first tactical step in that process is to find weaknesses in your IT environment using a complete gamut of penetration testing.

So if you’re ready to begin that process, please reach out. A Zones Account Manager would love to hear from you.

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