Penetration testing simulates a real cyber-attack with the purpose of testing an environment’s cybersecurity posture. At its most basic, a successful pen test will prove how genuine the vulnerabilities in your infrastructure may be by determining if a threat actor can get through.
In this test we are provided the server information, network details, operating system details, application details, protocols etc.
In this test we are not provided any prior information regarding the networks, applications or systems.
This test is a mixture of both white box testing and black box testing. In this test we first perform the black box testing.