Services

1. Web Security Testing

Vulnerability & Security scanning

Website vulnerability management and security scanning is a huge drain on the resources of any organization. Often, scans take too long, vulnerabilities are hard to prioritize and threat signatures are out-of-date. Hiring a dedicated security company to handle your website security is the best practice to deal with due to today's sophisticated threats. The Techrate web security testing system gives you continuous visibility of your website and venerability fixes.

Website vulnerabilities come up every day. They are caused by defects and bad configurations which open the door to threats. Finding threats relies on the effectiveness of internal and external scans, as well as manual hacking techniques. Techrate removes the burden of security testing from you!

Our web security testing is easy to use. Simply enter your website URL, verify ownership and start a scan. We test your website for over 500 vulnerabilities. Further, we identify entry points that a hacker could use, and provide you with descriptive reports of the identified security issues. The reports include risk meter visualizations and are displayed within a dedicated dashboard. Our prioritization Views improve your overall web security by categorizing the vulnerabilities in terms of risk severity.

If the reports reveal your site has been hacked, we also offer a clean-up service of hacked site(s). Our security team will remove malware from your website files and make sure there are no more vulnerabilities. We also assist to help get your website removed from the Google blacklist once we have removed the malware.

Once you sign up and become our customer we apply an active and continuous scanning technique. We combine remediation guidance with risk and compliance reporting. This is the best practice and is a vital component to detect and respond to web security risks.

Using Techrate as your dedicated security analyst has the following benefits:

2. Penetration Testing

A penetration test, also known as pen test, is a controlled attack on a computer system. Its purpose is to identify security weaknesses and potentially gain access to the system's features and data. It is designed to simulate anattack by a real hacker.

The best way to know how intruders will actually approach your website is to simulate an attack under controlled conditions.

Our manual penetration testing services team delivers network, application, wireless, and social engineering engagements to demonstrate the security level of your website's CMS and infrastructure. This simulation of real-world attack vectors, documents actual risks posed to your website from the perspective of a motivated attacker!

Penetration Testing Standards

Our process typically identifies the target systems and a particular goal then reviews available information and undertakes various means to attain the goal.

The industry has used the term Penetration Test in a variety of ways in the past. This has driven a large amount of confusion to what a Penetration Test is or isn't. We therefore make use of internationally recognized penetration testing standards, these include:

Our approach and methods are also compatible modern compliance standards and regulations.

Penetration Testing Methods

To find out the vulnerabilities inherent in any kind of Web Application, there are three Penetration Testing methods which we use as follows.

Black Box

In a real world Cyber-attack, the hacker probably has no idea of the inner workings of the system. Because of this, the attacker will most likely launch an all-out, brute force attack with the hope of finding a vulnerability or weakness which they can exploit.

Therefore, when we undertake a black box penetration attack, we do not provide any information to the tester about the internal workings of the particular web application, nor about its source code or software architecture. A black box test therefore takes quite a long time to complete and our testers will use mainly manual processes to completely uncover weaknesses and vulnerabilities. A black box test is also referred to as a "trial and error" approach.

White Box

A white box Penetration Test is also known as a "Clear Box Test". In this kind of test, our tester has full knowledge and access to both the source code and software architecture of the web application. Because of this, we can finalize a White Box Test in a much quicker time frame when compared to a Black Box Test. The other advantage of this is that a much more thorough test can be completed.

However, a White Box test also has a few disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that since a tester has complete knowledge, it could take more time to decide on what to focus specifically on regarding system and component testing and analysis. Second, to conduct this type of test, more sophisticated tools are required such as that of software code analyzers and debuggers.

Gray Box

As the name suggests, a Gray Box test is a hybrid of both the Black Box and the White Box Test. In other words, the penetration tester only has a partial knowledge of the internal workings of the web applications. This is often restricted to just getting access to the software code and system architecture diagrams.

Because of this approach, a pen tester can focus their main efforts on those areas of the web application, which he or she knows the most about, and from there, exploit any weaknesses or vulnerabilities that can be found. With this particular method, there is a higher probability that more hard to find "security holes" will also be discovered as well.

Penetration Test Deliverables

Any security issues that the penetration test uncovers are reported to the site owner(s). Penetration test reports may assess potential impacts to the organization and suggest countermeasures to reduce risk.

Our penetration test reports will generally be structured as shown below though each report may differ slightly based on the client's requirements.

Penetration Test Outcomes

The goals of a penetration test vary depending on the type of approved activity for any given engagement with the primary goal focused on finding vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a nefarious actor, and informing the client of those vulnerabilities along with recommended mitigation strategies.

Penetration tests are a component of a full security audit.

3. Security Auditing

To uncover any weaknesses in your overall web security, we recommend you undertake a security audit.

Techrate will examine your website pages, applications and web servers to find security weaknesses and vulnerabilities that would give hackers an opportunity to do damage. Simply give us your domain and an email address and you will receive a complete report with the recommendations you need to take corrective action.

We'll quickly identify website security issues and then manually test your site routinely to keep it secure! Our tests will not disturb your site or visitors.

How It Works:

Get the most complete website security testing, the fastest assessment and reporting;Detailed instructions for the correction of vulnerabilities and access to our security professionals for assistance.

4. Risk Assessment

Organizations are gradually shifting towards Agile or Rapid Application Development software development life cycle processes to reduce the Web application development time frame. A methodology like Agile provides flexibility and control to quickly change the business/end user requirements in SDLC. With the advent of these time saving methodologies, the burden lies on the application security auditors to undertake a thorough Web application risk assessment within a postulated time frame.

During the Web Application Assessment, Techrate will

5. Posture assessment

Organizations that don't have a full time Chief Information Security officer (CISO) or an IT Security Manager typically means they are devoid of a comprehensive network security procedure or assessment aligned to compliance requirements.

Each industry has a speci?c compliance law or standard that de?nes speci?c requirements for network security, use of IP?rewalls, use of VPN technology for sending con?dential data through the public Internet, IT security operations and management, and IT security testing where applicable.

In concert with performing a security risk assessment or compliance gap analysis, drilling down to company specific IP data network infrastructure and locking it down according to company specific required security baseline de?nition requires a thorough and complete analysis of all internal and external network connection access points.

Techrate's network security posture assessment will drill down to your organization's compliance requirements, required security controls, and implementation of needed safeguards. This will typically include a thorough review, assessment, and security testing within the 7-Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure framework de?nition

User Domain, Workstation Domain, LAN Domain, LAN-to-WAN Domain, WAN Domain, Remote Access Domain, System/Application Domain. All this will include:

6. Ethical Hacking

Ethical Hacking services help organizations better understand their current security posture by identifying gaps in security. This enables your organization to develop an actionable plan to minimize the threat of attack or misuse. A well-documented penetration test helps managers in creating a strong business case to justify a needed increase in the security budget or make the security message heard at the executive level.

Security is not a single point solution, but a process that requires due diligence.

Security measures need to be examined on a regular basis to discover new threats. A penetration test with an unbiased security analysis will undoubtedly enable your organization to focus on internal security resources where they are needed most. In addition, the independent security audits are rapidly becoming a requirement for obtaining cyber-security insurance such as PCI-DSS.

Meeting regulatory and judicial requirements are a must for conducting businesses today.Penetration tests help organizations meet these regulatory compliances.

A well-executed penetration test accompanied by security audits help organizations such as yours find the weakest links in this complex structure and ensure that all connected entities have a standard baseline for security.

Once security practices and infrastructure are in place, a penetration test provides critical validation feedback between business initiatives and a security framework that allows for successful implementation at minimal risk.

Today ethical hacking is an established practice that is used worldwide to evaluate security controls of all types.

Our penetration Testing services include:
External Infrastructure Testing

The external infrastructure are the Web servers, Domain Name Servers, email servers, VPN access points, perimeter firewalls, routers, etc. that are publicly accessible from the Internet. Commonly the external infrastructure is considered to be the main target of attacks. Possible attackers are both human hackers as well as automated worms. It is vital for any business to guard itself from unwanted intruders and attackers while at the same time continue serving customers as well as other modern business needs.

Internal Infrastructure Testing

It is vital for any organization to be equally aware of the threats internally as well as externally. It is unfortunate, but even inside the safe work environment threats do exist for the IT infrastructure of most organizations and have surpassed external threats. Viruses, Worms, Trojans and disgruntled employees are a danger to the inner workings of a corporation. As modern networks get more diverse and multi-layered, it's common for a number of issues to exist internally that could prove disastrous, varying from accidental incidents to corporate espionage.

Web Application Testing

For the past few years and even more so now with the introduction of what is known as "Web 2.0", more and more applications are moving on-line, and are increasingly becoming the targets of malicious attackers. All of our testers are experts in various programming languages and web technologies that can investigate and detect issues with both on-line and off-line applications before an attacker does. This vulnerability assessment includes the connection requests to the data bases, dynamic forms, users' sessions, authentication and authorization management, etc.

Other Types of Testing

Application developers work under intense pressure, meeting customer demands for feature-full, fast, highly-functional products on relentlessly tight schedules. But complexity is the enemy of security. Complex products need extra assurance that they can survive the hostile environments they'll be deployed in.

Techrate will assess the products that you build. Unlike other firms, members of our team can efficiently inspect shrink-wrap applications, appliances and find vulnerabilities in products before they ship. We provide security acceptance testing prior to releases, and can help you build security into your development lifecycle during design, development, and testing.

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