Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing simulates attacks on a system to gain access to sensitive data and determine if a system is secure. These attacks are performed either internally or externally on a system and help to obtain information about the target system, identify vulnerabilities in it, and uncover exploits that could actually compromise the system. It is an important health check of a system that informs the testers whether remediation and security measures are required.

Our Methodology

All testing performed is based on the OWASP Security Testing Guide (WSTG v4).

  • Information Gathering
  • Configuration and Deployment Management Testing
  • Identity Management Testing
  •  Authentication Testing
  • Authorization Testing
  • Session Management Testing
  • Input Validation Testing
  • Testing for Error Handling
  • Testing for Weak Cryptography
  • Business Logic Testing
  • Client-side Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing is a security testing process that is designed to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in web applications, in order to test their security posture with the aim of evaluating their security status and minimizing potential security threats.

Given the susceptibility of web applications towards attacks resulting in grave consequences including breaches in sensitive data or monetary loss along with tarnished reputation, conducting web application penetration testing is essential. By detecting and resolving loopholes from such assessments, companies reduce their vulnerability towards undesirable outcomes.

The process of performing web application penetration testing involves utilizing both manual and automated tools for identifying potential vulnerabilities in an organization’s online presence. Using a variety of methods designed to mimic attacks on the web application itself helps expose flaws in its security system that could jeopardize sensitive data if exploited by cybercriminals. At that point, it becomes essential to assess how well-existing safeguards hold up under attack scenarios by attempting unauthorized access attempts at confidential data using those exposed vulnerabilities uncovered during previous steps in this process.

The duration of web application penetration testing hinges on the magnitude and intricacy of the web application in question; commonly, it spans a duration between one week to four weeks.

We provide a comprehensive report detailing vulnerabilities, risks, and recommendations for improvement, along with executive summaries and technical details.

When considering undertaking web application penetration tests, costs can fluctuate depending on multiple aspects that include application complexity and test scope.

Schedule a consultation or write an email to discuss your specific needs and requirements. We will provide a proposal outlining the scope, duration, and cost of the project.

The Process


Customer goals are gathered and rules of engagement are obtained.


Perform scanning and enumeration to identify potential vulnerabilities.


Confirm potential vulnerabilities through exploitation.


Document found vulnerabilities and exploits, remediation.

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