Web Application Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing is the best way to identify vulnerabilities and make sure your web apps are secure. By simulating a cyber attack, cybersecurity professionals can accurately identify weak spots and provide recommendations for remediation.

What is a web application penetration test?

Web application penetration testing is basically the same as penetration testing, but it’s focused specifically on web applications. In general, penetration testing involves using ethical hacking techniques to identify weak spots in an organization’s network. 

ProCircular’s web application penetration test is a professional assessment that uses the perspective of an attacker to find vulnerabilities or misconfigurations in a web application and its underlying infrastructure. During the web app penetration testing process, our team aims to break into the web application using methods a real-world hacker might use. After a penetration test, technicians can use insights to fix errors and prevent cyber attackers from accessing private systems and sensitive data.

What tools are used for web application penetration testing?

ProCircular’s web application penetration test is based on the OWASP Testing Methodology, and uses a combination of automated, manual, and proprietary analysis techniques to uncover critical security risks and vulnerabilities within a web application, its underlying web infrastructure, database configurations, and API Endpoints.

By intentionally exploiting a web application’s weak spots, our cybersecurity professionals collect practical insights, prioritized based on which fixes are most critical to protect the system against real threats.

ProCircular’s Web Application Penetration Testing Services

ProCircular takes a hands-on approach, combining manual exploitation techniques and the latest hardware and software tools to discover weaknesses in an application. 

Deliverables include an exhaustive web application security test, a prioritized list of the most critical risks, and a detailed roadmap of remediation suggestions. This assessment will provide insights and recommendations to fortify the security of your web application. 

What do I get?

How do you perform security testing on a web application?

First, we will have a project kick-off meeting to introduce ProCircular resources, review project scope, confirm project schedule, and answer any questions. Typically, web application penetration test engagements are completed six weeks after the project kick-off meeting, depending on the availability of the client and our engineers.

During testing, our engineers run through a web application penetration test checklist:

  1. Browse the application as an authenticated user to locate unintentional vulnerabilities or access points
  2. Isolate sensitive items and begin automated scans
  3. Evaluate and manually verify the results of the automated scans
  4. Use fuzzing of application functions and additional manual testing to find hidden vulnerabilities
  5. Confirm all discovered vulnerabilities and leverage them to gain control over the system or access restricted data

Our engineers document the findings, top risks, and recommendations into a final report. We meet in person to deliver the final report, and you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the most critical findings and recommendations with the project engineers.

We can also discuss your options for follow-up testing and remediation. You can choose to hire our team to take care of remediation, or you can proceed on your own, using your personnel to carry out our recommendations.

Partner with ProCircular for Web App Penetration Testing

If you’re looking for a qualified penetration testing company in Iowa, trust ProCircular. Headquartered in Coralville, we proudly partner with leading organizations across the entire Midwest. We are equipped to conduct a thorough assessment of the most common and hazardous vulnerabilities hidden within your web applications. 

When you partner with ProCircular, you’ll receive a detailed and prioritized report of risks and actionable steps to strengthen those weak points.