Our penetration testing is more than just a vulnerability scan. Automated testing accounts for only 5% of what we do. The other 95% consists of manually simulated real-life attacks to uncover your network vulnerabilities.
Infrastructure Penetration Testing
An Infrastructure Penetration Test uncovers vulnerabilities residing within your infrastructure and provides a detailed attack narrative to help evaluate the impacts of each finding.
What you'll get:
A thorough foundational assessment of networks and systems
Identify all paths to Domain Admin
System hardening recommendations
OS and third-party patching assessment
Identify insecure configurations within on-prem and cloud environments
Uncover the impacts of techniques, tactics, and procedures commonly used by ransomware
A comprehensive report with detailed findings and remediation steps
Penetration Testing isn't what we do, it's all we do.
By conducting an infrastructure penetration test, you can:
Identify gaps in processes and procedures
Explore your network from an attacker's perspective
Find your vulnerabilities before an attacker does
Find weaknesses others overlook in your IT infrastructure
Why conduct an Infrastructure Penetration Test?
Stay compliant by fulfilling all your compliance objectives
Fulfillment of compliance objectives includes: PCI DSS, SOC2, FedRAMP, ISO27001, MPA
Meet cyber insurance requirements
Find vulnerabilities residing in IT systems, applications, or network components
Each finding is documented to describe an attack narrative to illustrate the potential risk.
Go beyond a vulnerability assessment to identify the techniques attackers would take to breach sensitive information.
Protect access to sensitive information by finding weaknesses others overlook
Identify any external exposures that could lead to internal access
Identify the risk to legacy protocols and weak credential hygiene that lead to system and domain compromise
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Infrastructure Penetration Testing
Packetlabs offers two different types of penetration testing services: Infrastructure Penetration Testing and Objective Based Penetration Testing.
Our Infrastructure Penetration Testing is a comprehensive test that provides a depth-based analysis of your security defenses. The report generated from this test provides guidelines and suggestions to help your technical staff mitigate exploitable vulnerabilities. Our Objective Based Penetration Testing starts with a coverage-based infrastructure penetration test but also includes additional components to provide a more rounded assessment.
While both options find weaknesses others overlook, Objective Based Penetration Testing offers a little more in terms of features and coverage. Check out our comparison chart below or learn more about Objective-based penetration testing here.
- Infrastructure Penetration Testing
- Objective-Based Penetration Testing
Thorough Foundational Assessment of Networks and Systems
OS and Third-Party Patching
Active Directory Bloodhound Assessment
Active Directory Password Audit
Physical Security Attacks
Social Engineering (Phone/ In-person)
Infrastructure Penetration Testing Service Highlights
An infrastructure penetration testing assessment uncovers vulnerabilities residing in your IT and network systems and provides a tailored approach to each environment.
Check for legacy network protocols that are used by attackers to pivot and elevate privileges
Identify gaps in your golden images to allow for further hardening
OS and Third Party Patching
Check for gaps in your vulnerability management program
Uncover exposed data and establish the level of accessibility to key data on the network
Identify weaknesses in passwords used across systems
Uncover the actual impact of risks and identify all pathways to your critical assets and data
What People Say About Us
During the test the engineer assigned to our case would notify us of any high-priority findings with detailed explanations of the risks right away. They were also quickly responsive to our emails during the test.
PacketLabs gives the partner peace of mind and reassurance that their cybersecurity needs taken care of. Their team is full of experts who go above and beyond the scope of the engagement.
The result report was easy to follow and insightful, with recommendations on risk exposure and remediation. We would definitely recommend working with PacketLabs.
Our experience with Packetlabs was very positive. They offer excellent service, communicated clearly with us throughout the process, and were very accomodating regarding our timelines. We highly recommend Packetlabs.
Since engaging Packetlabs, we've been confident in our ability to bid for Pentest engagements no matter the scenario, environment or requirement - they've made the whole process of scoping, quoting, and delivering (on time and on budget) seamless.
They shared the results with us in a management report. We discussed all the findings and how we could fix them in meetings, and they also provided us with optional solutions. They did everything remotely.
The team worked quickly to identify any issues, write up reports, and offer recommendations. Their friendliness set them apart and made them more of a partner than merely a service provider.
Thanks to Packetlabs Ltd.'s excellent cybersecurity efforts, the company was able to resolve its vulnerabilities and establish its secure VPN tunnel. Their responsiveness and diligence were hallmarks of their work.
After performing extensive tests, Packetlabs Ltd. produced a thorough report that explained any potential security flaws. Accommodating schedule changes, the team supported effective collaboration.
Packetlabs Ltd. successfully identified new and preexisting issues, making it easy for the client to resolve them. The team often went above and beyond to explore issues further and provide valuable information for the client.
From the first phone call to the tech interview and progress updates, they have demonstrated a complete understanding of our needs, are very proactive and responsive, and have clear communication.
Packetlabs Ltd. delivered exactly as requested, meeting the objectives of the project. Not only was the team able to complete the analysis quickly, but they were also open and honest throughout the entire process.
Penetration Testing Beyond The Checkbox
Penetration Testing Methodology
Our Penetration Security Testing methodology is derived from the SANS Pentest Methodology, the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and the NIST SP800-115 to uncover security gaps.
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Penetration Testing Sample Report
Take a look at our sample infrastructure penetration testing report to get a better understanding of what information will be delivered in the final report.
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Penetration Testing Buyer's Guide
Download our buyer’s guide to learn everything you need to know to successfully plan, scope and execute your penetration testing projects.
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- What is the difference between a depth-based penetration test and a coverage-based penetration test?
Unlike depth-based penetration testing, coverage-based penetration testing has a broader, “let’s keep looking” focus. With this approach, testers look for multiple ways to compromise an environment and exploit its vulnerabilities. In fact, they look for as many ways in, not just the easy ones, and don’t simply stop after the first exploit. Depth-based, in contrast, focuses on finding the path of least resistance, or the easiest way in. This is the path attackers will often take, but it doesn’t consider that there are multiple other ways, which may be a little bit more challenging to exploit.
- What does my organization gain from security testing its infrastructure?
The simple answer is reassurance. Our team of consultants will ensure that we have done everything possible to evaluate the security defenses you have in place at your organization. It is impossible to assess how well an organization’s defensive measures are working, unless they have been tested to react the way a vendor has claimed they are intended to perform. Many of our clients have discovered that their defensive 24/7 Security Operations Centre awareness teams failed at discovering an intruder in a timely manner, or fail to identify a breach of security. In addition, many Anti-Virus and Intrusion Detection System frameworks have failed at detecting malware.
Unfortunately, other clients called us only after they experienced a breach. At that point, the damage had already been done, which lead to a forensic assessment to discover how the breach occurred. By taking a preventive strategy your organization will gain access to our comprehensive reports, which are among the most inclusive in the industry. Our reports detail findings in an easy-to-read layout for executives, but also provide the necessary results, guidelines and suggestions that can help the technical staff mitigate the exploitable vulnerabilities found going forward. This allows management to share results with all organizational stakeholders involved to address the weaknesses in all related operations, and to help focus on the costs needed for investing in securing your entire IT architecture.
- What is the difference between internal and external security infrastructure testing?
Both of these areas of assessment focus on different assumptions and attack surfaces. External infrastructure testing is concerned with what services, protocols, and applications are being exposed to the internet, e.g. web servers, log-in portals. These systems are considered the most vulnerable, as the constant bombardment of attacks from external threat actors create a high level of risk to all exposed areas. The systems that are exposed must have impeccable configurations focusing on hardening techniques, leaving no room for error, and must also be concerned with denial of service attacks.
The assumption with Internal infrastructure testing is that external threat actors have already penetrated external defenses to find a way inside or the threat is being sourced from an internal actor, which some consider a company’s greatest threat, or a vendor that has already been authorized for access. The primary focus areas for this type of testing are lateral movement and privilege escalation. The goal of this type of testing is to identify how difficult it is for an internal attacker to move around the internal network and to discover what type of sensitive data may be obtained in the process. This is also an effective way to test the awareness of the defensive team by identifying how quickly it takes for a defensive team to discover the presence of an intruder and if they were able to isolate how the intruder gained entry.
- Why perform security testing on infrastructure already protected by a firewall?
From our experience, we have found that intruders continuously find the weakest link and utilize the path of least resistance to enter an organization’s network. This path circumvents a firewall’s configuration and implementation. The purpose of a firewall is to only allow specified traffic in or out as authorized – but if an attacker can hide within permitted traffic, they can undoubtedly use it to enter and exit as required. Common examples can include utilizing web, DNS, or email traffic to keep from being discovered. In most cases, the common weakest link in organizations are the staff that fall victim to phishing-based attacks that can be used to gain a foothold into the internal network that may lead to an intruder exploring sensitive assets.
- Is it necessary to plant a device within the test network so you can have access? Why can’t you just “hack in”?
Depending on the scope and size of the engagement, most security testing engagements fall between the range of weeks to months. In that time, the assessment of the network infrastructure involves testing all assets in scope, which can include a large number of services, applications and protocols being used by those assets. Given the budget of the client, time restrictions, and scope of allowable testing rules, in most cases the time and budget spent would be better utilized on the actual testing of the assets. Our team of consultants can spend the entire allocated time and budget on trying to bypass external defense mechanisms or create a sophisticated phishing campaign (as is done in objective-based penetration testing) until we gain entry, but by that time the budget may be well spent, leaving little opportunity for the actual security assessment. As such, in most situations, providing our consultants with VPN credentials or planting a device inside the network to ensure the network infrastructure can be thoroughly tested in its entirety will provide the most value.