Why do I need a penetration test?

ON AVERAGE THERE IS A CYBER-ATTACK EVERY 39 SECONDS.

Don’t let your data be a sitting duck. On average about 2 200 attacks happen a day. Hackers try their luck at any system they can get their hands on. From Malware, to phishing, to DDOS, to DNS Tunnelling, the options are endless.

In order to protect your data, you have to put your own systems to the test regularly, ensuring they are strong enough to withstand hackers. It is important not only to be one step ahead but a few steps.

Types of penetration tests.

WE HAVE YOU COVERED NO MATTER YOUR SITUATION.

Why should I choose Magix?

EXPERIENCE SPANNING ALMOST TWO DECADES.

For as long as the hackers have been hacking, we have been protecting clients. At Magix, we understand that a penetration test is more than a test or a graph. It’s a roadmap that can provide the necessary insight to ensure your data has the best protection possible.

Not everyone is a Cyber Security expert, and we don’t expect everyone to be. Because of this, we go above and beyond ensuring that you understand the document that we provide you with and have clarity on the next steps.

Contact us

Frequently asked questions.

“Penetration testing” represents a manual process by which a cyber security professional attempts to uncover weaknesses in your IT infrastructure. In contrast, vulnerability scanning is automated, which means that you can run periodic scans on your systems as often as you need to, in order to avoid being breached.

It is also worth noting that vulnerability scanning is often the first step performed by penetration testers to determine the overall state of your systems before proceeding with more in-depth manual reviews.

The vulnerability scans can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours to complete, depending on your systems and their setups.

These can be covered in terms of levels, or boxes, which cover the methods and intent behind the testing. These include, but not limited to:

  • Black Box
    • Penetration testers are placed in the role of the average hacker, with no internal knowledge of the client’s system. A black-box penetration test determines the vulnerabilities in a system that are exploitable from outside the network and involves a longer timeframe for information gathering and testing.
  • Grey Box
    • This is the next step up from black-box testing. If a black-box tester is examining a system from an outsider’s perspective, a grey-box tester has the access and knowledge levels of a user, with the potential to elevate privileges on a system.
  • White Box
    • Also called clear-box, open-box, auxiliary and logic-driven testing. It falls on the opposite from black-box testing: penetration testers are given full access to source code, architecture documentation, and so forth. This simulates an attacker already bypassing various protections and controls in place.

Prices can vary depending on the type and method of penetration testing required, but we at Magix strive to provide competitive pricing that can fit within your requirements and budget.

Penetration testing should be performed on a regular basis (at least once a year) to ensure more consistent IT and network security management by revealing how newly discovered threats (n-days) or emerging vulnerabilities might be exploited by malicious hackers.