Network Penetration Testing: Servers & Workstations

network-penetration-testingServer Systems and PC or MAC Workstations are both the backbone and front-end of user application access. That is why it’s so important to have a solid security layer with any of these platforms. Penetration testing and digital defensive planning provides this level of confidence throughout the lifecycle of the equipment and its software.

Our years of penetration (Pen) testing experience can provide your teams with everything they need to identify risks and vulnerabilities that may have been caused by upgrades, equipment, or topology changes. The scanning technologies and techniques we use are the latest in industry-proven methodologies to ensure your Server and Workstation solutions have what it needs in digital defensive protection.

What can cause a server or workstation security hole?

Application installation or upgradeOperating System upgrade or patchingSoftware viruses
Account permissions weaknessFile share weaknessWeb portal vulnerabilities
Poorly configured systemUSB malicious file transportsNetwork weakness

Workstation Pen Testing

Software on workstations: Hacker Low-Hanging-Fruit

Cybercriminals mostly focus on PC or MAC workstation environments because they offer the easiest and most dynamic exploitation weaknesses. Why? Computer desktops are constantly changing. They use business applications, file documentation, data manipulation, and installing new programs. They are also the main interface for accessing website portals through your browser software and internet connection. All these different types of dynamic media changes help attackers easily find holes on your workstation device.

Virtual Workstation Testing

If your workstation resides as a service in this type of environment, such as VMWare®, our test scanning makes sure to use the same best practices as your physical workstation systems have. Having this helps ensure all your risk evaluations covered during the inspection activity are detailed on every layer.

Holistic Penetration Testing

Our validation scans on applications and operating system versions for the latest patching versions. We scan all port traffic activity coming from your workstation to ensure port communication is as optimal as possible. We also validate your anti-virus programs so you have the most current protection from viruses, malware or possible rootkit attacks. Also, our tools identify each of your running computer services so you can validate that no risks or holes exist. A poorly managed computer service can serve as a bridge to hacker attacks.

Server Testing

Framework Pillars

Network security penetration testing is extensive when it comes to implementing Server Penetration tests. Why? Most Server equipment is used for one or more pillars in Directory Services functionality which maintains your user account management environments. This includes Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Domain Naming Services (DNS), file server storage area, enterprise-level applications, web portals, email platforms, and resource control replication. This includes interfaces such as printer spools or server data replication. Wireless topology penetration scanning is also provided for your architecture Endpoint needs.

Web Server Pen Testing

Our web server penetration testing will fully validate website risks from XSS, scout-type viruses, or advanced port-breach attacks, and many more, capable of crippling your entire infrastructure environment. Encryption methods are scanned to validate authoritative certificates, secure socket layers, and transport layers are functioning as designed.

Virtual Server Pen Testing

If your server is a host for an environment, such as VMWare®, our test scanning adjusts its approach by taking into account the bridging emulation into your server which most host servers use to mimic a segmented IP topology for workstation environments.

This is important because whether your server environment is a host platform or serving as a server physical device, you will still get the same risk and vulnerability benefits from our validation exercises. This will help provide you and your support teams the insightful information needed to improve your organization’s defensive framework.

Remote Server & Workstation

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

For your employees, business partners, or customers who need access to your company’s internet or internal application services, VPN accounts can provide this channel for them with ease and reliability.

Our team makes sure to analyze the protocol and gateway channeling points to your routers and verify configuration settings are as solid as possible. Any identity management weakness is also identified and added to our findings report that can help mitigate these issues.

Virtual Desktop Emulation (VDE)

Using an emulation program that is based on “screen-scraping” video presentation technologies, is an excellent alternative for users who wish to access their VDE workstation or server environments, remotely. It provides a binary stream channel that allows a remote user to access their system without the need for extensive installations or browser setting pre-requisites to help make it work.

Why hire Server and Workstation Security Experts?

CyberSec provides extensive experience in business risk assessment reporting for Server and Workstation topologies that will give your business the quality assurance validations it needs to help fortify your platforms.

Our detailed penetration exercises will fully scope all technology levels for all your servers and workstations on your current topology, both physical and wireless. We’ll provide you our remediation findings that will help benefit your perimeter for years to come.