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Application Penetration Testing

We provide leading security testing of web applications and supporting network infrastructure.

Ambersail's Application Penetration Testing. Industry leading testing geared to identifying security vulnerabilities in web applications. Typically, these applications can include ecommerce sites or account based applications with registered users. You can expect the following from our application penetration testing service:

We set clear objectives

We encourage our clients to have a clear objective for each test. For application penetration testing, this might be to ensure that a new application handling sensitive data cannot be manipulated to expose protected data or supporting networks.

We perform a very thorough assessment

Our application penetration testing service employs test techniques that are unique to web applications architecture. Vulnerabilities such as SQL injection or cross site scripting are typical of the kinds of vulnerabilities that are evaluated. These vulnerabilities can enable an attacker to directly access underlying databases containing valuable or confidential data, or execute malicious software on the server. Application testing requires a significant amount of manual testing to adapt to the bespoke nature of web applications.


During audit exercises, we are privy to confidential information. We have a blanket rule for confidentiality – no information is discussed with anyone outside of the direct customer relationship. This includes any third parties, subsidiaries or regulators.

You will get understandable results

Clients must be able to act on the results from our tests. Our comprehensive reports consist of both detailed findings and recommendations and high level management summaries and action plans.This, combined with walkthroughs and assessment support ensure that all recommendations are understood and can be actioned.


Steps involved in Application Testing...

Phase 1: Discovery.

Initially, it is important to understand which technologies are present in the target application. This includes web servers, databases, web application firewalls, load balancers and so on. The web site structure is also deduced, clearing the way for the next stage, Assessment.

Phase 2: Assessment.

At this stage, the tester knows much about the site structure and supporting technology. Now it is time to understand how the application works, what business functions it supports, and how authentication, authorisation and access control mechanisms are implemented.

Phase 3: Exploration.

With a complete view of the application, the tester’s attention turns to identifying potential implementation vulnerabilities. This could mean, for example, failures in enforcing authentication, authorisation and access control schemes, the leakage of information useful to an attacker, or as is often the case, failure to sufficiently validate input before processing it. Often, simple manual tests carried out by intercepting and modifying web traffic can reveal a wealth of useful information that enables a significant exploit to be constructed and executed.

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We're currently looking for people to join our Penetration Testing Team.
On joining Ambersail, you will be working on incredibly diverse and interesting security projects. You can expect a rewarding career supported by full training and personal development.


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If you are a graduate looking for a career in Penetration Testing & IT Security, please visit our graduate recruitment page for details on our Graduate Development Assessor Programme.

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