Vulnerability vs. penetration testing
Each test has a different strength and they are often combined to achieve a more comprehensive sense of the exposure that may exist.
Vulnerability tests are used to identify what vulnerabilities are present, but they do not differentiate between those flaws that can be exploited to cause damage versus the ones that cannot.
Penetration tests are used to exploit those vulnerabilities to determine whether unauthorized access or other malicious activity is possible and to identify which flaws pose a threat to the business. The Penetration testing shows how damaging a flaw could be in a real attack rather than finding every flaw in a system.
Together, penetration and vulnerability testing provide a detailed picture of the flaws that exist at your business and the risks associated with those flaws.
Why do these tests?
Performing vulnerability tests on a regular basis is a great way to stay ahead of the curve and reduce your exposure to all the latest threats that could jeopardize the security of your network.
WheelHouse IT employs the use of Enterprise Grade Vulnerability and Penetration Testing tools to provide our customers with greater visibility to identify and defend against such threats.
Vulnerability Tests are also necessary for organizations that are subject to Compliance Regulations. Compliance is a major undertaking, regardless of the type. WheelHouse IT’s Vulnerability Testing services allow companies to meet their compliance requirements faster and more effectively.