External Application Penetration Testing

Our external application penetration testing helps you proactively identify and remediate vulnerabilities in the internet-accessible applications you use to support your business.

Maximizing Security with External Application Penetration Testing

Web-based attacks continue to increase as attackers find and weaponize new vulnerabilities, using them to attack the applications you use to support your business. Your external applications are designed to support the needs of clients, customers, vendors, partners, and employees – providing them with services and access to data they need to accomplish their jobs.

That access is one of the primary things attackers focus on – your business applications available from the internet. Attacks focus on the applications that access valuable data, as well as the services and systems that support those applications. This includes vulnerabilities, as well as coding flaws and misconfigurations, all of which can potentially expose you to data loss. Successful attacks could allow access to the system itself, to the application, to supporting applications like associated databases, or even directly to the underlying data. Protecting these applications is often your first best defense against attackers targeting you.

Evolve Security’s external application penetration testing services help you identify weaknesses in your applications and application infrastructure, enabling you to proactively prioritize and remediate those weaknesses, enhancing your control and security, improving compliance, and reducing risk.

Our proven external application penetration testing solutions

Evolve Security’s approach to external application penetration testing services focuses on enabling you to reduce risk related to those applications and reduce the chances of a successful external attack. An external application penetration test can reduce your external exposures, shrinking your attack surface, and reducing your overall cybersecurity risk.

Evolve Security identifies vulnerabilities, and enables you to take proactive actions to perform all remediation. This includes focusing on the applications, the systems, tools, and services that support them. Understanding applications is critical to the best results, so all of our application penetration testers are current or former software developers. We understand your challenges and how to approach them.

True application penetration testing is not just a matter of pointing a scanner at your environment and letting it run.

Evolve Security’s application penetration testing includes a set of highly related services designed to maximize your ability to actively manage the security of your applications.

Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

This can include a variety of levels of testing, from automated scans to full penetration testing. Evolve Security’s experienced security professionals use best-of-breed security tools to conduct all testing. This can include manual, skill-based testing by experienced security experts, emulating real-world attacks.

Continuous Dynamic Testing

Your web-enabled applications are most likely dynamic – they evolve as your business requirements grow. Evolve Security’s continuous testing functions in a selected environment to proactively test your applications for new vulnerabilities before they are fielded, enabling you to build and maintain a resilient application set.

Application Security Architecture Review

Your internal application security architecture is comprised of many individual components. These components need to support each other to maximize their positive impact on the stability, reliability, and security of your applications. This review evaluates these components across your infrastructure - applications, people, and processes – to enable you to fix operational vulnerabilities and inefficiencies.

Secure SDLC Development/Training

Developing applications that are full function, stable, and secure is both an art and a science. But, there are techniques that can result in better applications. Developing and following a Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) can help developers and support staff reduce potential exposures in developed code. Software developed under a Secure SDLC not only tends to include fewer vulnerabilities, but also is typically more resilient to attacks.

Evolve Security’s external application penetration testing solutions include the exact set of services that are most appropriate for your business needs. These services always focus on providing you with actionable information you can use to make proactive steps to improve the security of your applications, and better meet your business needs.

Our external application penetration testing services update as cybersecurity threats evolve

Application penetration tests are key components of your enterprise security program.  Commodity services have a place in the market, but are not going to offer you the type of service, details, and effectiveness that you need to identify security problems in your environment, then maximizes your opportunity to fix them in a proactive manner, before a hostile attacker or cybercriminal has the chance to take advantage of them.

Evolve Security combines three important elements to offer the best penetration test services:

Best of breed toolsets

That are regularly evaluated, replaced, and updated to maintain not only the best tools, but most appropriate tools for your specific services


Experienced security experts

With broad ranges of technical experience to help ensure we can provide the most effective service


The Darwin Attack® portal

Which enables efficient, timely communications and collaborations, and supports your management and reporting needs

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