What is a web application penetration test?

Web application penetration testing is the practice of using a methodical process of searching for and detecting vulnerabilities in your web applications.

Similar to an infrastructure penetration test, the aim is to attempt to break into a web application using any penetration attacks or threats. Elements of a test include but are not limited to:

  • Testing user authentication to verify that accounts cannot compromise data
  • Assessing the web applications for flaws and vulnerabilities, such as XSS (cross-site scripting) SQL Injection
  • Checking the secure configuration of web browsers and identifying features that cause vulnerabilities
  • Testing the effectiveness of your Web Application Firewall

Our Web Application Testing includes:

  • Web application penetration testing
  • Mobile application penetration testing
  • Secure code review

Web applications are at the heart of 73% of breaches, says Kaspersky.


Once performed, we will produce a report of our findings, including the following three sections.

  • Management Summary (Executive Summary)
  • A non-technical outline of the findings and the number of issues/risks found. Includes and pass or fail of the test with a summary of findings with analysis of the risk versus the impact
  • The technical details of the vulnerabilities found and the associated remediation

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