External Network Penetration Testing

Our external network penetration testing services proactively exposes vulnerabilities in your external network infrastructure and enables efficient remediation.

External Network Penetration Testing for Comprehensive Cybersecurity

The majority of cyberattacks targeting your environment will focus on the outside of your networked environment – these are remote attacks designed to provide an external attacker the means to gain access to your computing assets. Most researchers agree that cyberattacks are continuing to rise in frequency, sophistication, and impact. Any organization with an online presence is a target of both opportunistic attacks and targeted attacks.

To make you a victim, a cyber attacker must find a way to disrupt your environment and get a foothold in one of your systems via an attack. These attacks are often complex, and include multiple stages and targets within the organization. Unfortunately, as organizations offer more on-line services they are often increasing their digital footprint, and increasing their potential exposure. With organizations facing challenges of falling budgets and staffing shortages, that chances of a breach that can expose your sensitive data are only rising.

Evolve Security’s external network penetration testing services are designed to help you proactively identify potential exposures of which an attacker can take advantage. This includes problems like vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, exposed external assets, and also includes evaluation of the effectiveness of your existing security controls by determining which tests you detected. Evolve Security provide information to help you identify, prioritize, remediate, manage, and report on the associated vulnerabilities. Evolve Security maximizes the effectiveness of this service by providing you with results in our Darwin Attack® portal as the test progresses. Evolve Security ensures you have details that enable you to conduct proactive remediation, reducing the exploitable vulnerabilities in your environment, enhancing your control and security, improving compliance, and reducing risk.

Our proven external network penetration testing solutions

Evolve Security’s approach to external network penetration testing services focuses on enabling you to reduce risk related to your external environment. Evolve Security’s external network penetration testing includes broad coverage of your perimeter, websites, systems, and applications you use to run your business. We identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other exposures that an attacker could take advantage of, and enable you to take proactive actions to perform all remediation

Evolve Security follows a best-practice process to accomplish all network penetration testing.

External network-based testing includes a variety of tool-based and manual efforts, coordinated to provide you the best available information.

Information gathering

Identify attack source, testing windows, IP addresses to be tested, and set rules of engagement.


Network discovery and automated tool testing, vulnerability and application scanning, supported with manual discovery and follow-up as appropriate.

Manual testing, validation and exploitation

Manual validation, testing, and exploitation. Privilege escalation and data exfiltration. Identification, avoidance, and evaluation of existing security controls.

Analysis and reporting

Ongoing updates to our Darwin Attack® portal during testing, but also includes root cause analysis, business risk analysis, findings with evidence, as well as a remediation plan for all negative findings.

Evolve Security’s external network 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 internal network infrastructure and supporting security controls, and better meet your business needs.

Our external network penetration testing services update as cybersecurity threats evolve

External 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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