Infrastructure penetration testing

Infrastructure penetration testing focuses on the security of both the application environment and the supporting infrastructure, including third-party services and applications. The testing is performed with a combination of manual and automated techniques, tailored for the specific environment.

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Understanding Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Infrastructure penetration testing checks an organization’s network and systems for security weaknesses. It’s like a simulated attack to find and fix potential entry points that hackers might use. By doing this test, companies can spot and solve security issues before real attackers do, making their systems safer and more secure against cyber threats.

External vs. Internal Infrastructure Penetration Tests

CriteriaExternal Infrastructure Penetration TestInternal Infrastructure Penetration Test
FocusTargets external-facing components: public websites, applications, and perimeter devices like firewalls.Concentrates on the internal network: servers, databases, internal applications, and employee workstations.
PurposeEvaluates security from external perspectives; identifies vulnerabilities for external attackers.Fortifies boundary defences, prevents unauthorized external access, secures public-facing assets.
ScopeFortifies boundary defences, prevents unauthorized external access, and secures public-facing assets.Simulates actions of authenticated users or compromised systems within the internal network.
BenefitsFortifies boundary defenses, prevents unauthorized external access, secures public-facing assets.Enhances detection of internal weaknesses, ensures robust internal controls, reduces insider threats.


The white paper document explores the methodology, testing process, planning, preparation, and expected deliverables.

How we differ

Tenendo dedicates most of the project to manual security testing and never fully relies on the output of automatic tools, allowing us to discover vulnerabilities missed by previous contractors or internal vulnerability assessments.

Vulnerabilities that we find are always used to make the attack simulation as accurate as possible by chaining them in a realistic attack scenario. Penetration testing results are never simply a list of vulnerabilities discovered and include complex exploitation chain analysis and scenario execution details, providing an overview of real-world risk for an application or infrastructure.

We also incorporate our red team operations knowledge in infrastructure penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, discovering applicable vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and security flaws to help harden the infrastructure against attacks that may be out of scope, like social engineering attacks.

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Internal Infrastructure Penetration Test

Uncover internal vulnerabilities, thwart insider threats, and fortify your network from the inside out. Take action now to ensure a robust and secure operational environment.

External Infrastructure Penetration Test

Identify vulnerabilities, defend against external threats, and safeguard your assets. Don’t wait; strengthen your defences today for a safer digital environment.

Adversary Simulation

The end goal of the Adversary Simulation is to obtain network access and valid application authentication credentials to the internal protected processing segment.

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