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Network Penetration Test

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A Network Pentest (also known as an External Network Security Assessment) is an external penetration test that identifies the vulnerabilities of your computer systems through their exposure to the Internet and should be carried out on an annual basis.
Dionach typically performs Network Penetration Tests on the following devices and systems:
  • DNS Servers
  • Internet Routers
  • Firewalls
  • VPN Servers
  • FTP Servers
  • HTTP/HTTPS Servers
  • Mail Servers
  • Intranet/Extranet Servers


A Dionach Network Penetration Test follows a standard penetration testing methodology: information gathering, scanning and probing, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, and reporting.
Network Penetration Tests are undertaken by experienced CREST or CHECK qualified security consultants using a range of network security testing tools combined with manual network vulnerability testing techniques.
The output of a Dionach Network Penetration Test is a report with a non-technical overview of the impacts and likelihood of the most serious security issues, coupled with technical details of the tests undertaken, more comprehensive descriptions of the individual issues, and recommendations for resolution.
We prefer to deliver this Network Security Vulnerability Assessmentreport face to face to enable discussion and full comprehension of the risks identified. We also make our testers available for further meetings and discussions with those who are tasked with fixing any issues. Finally, we recommend a retest to ensure that fixes have been successfully applied. 
For further information on how Dionach carry out Network Pentesting, read about our Penetration Test Features and our Network Penetration Test case study.