Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning


Penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are increasingly relevant in today’s information technology driven world. Increasingly, many companies are requesting their vendors undergo such assessments either quarterly or annually. Many clients choose to bundle penetration testing and vulnerability scanning while undergoing another service with our firm (e.g. SSAE 16, PCI, FISMA, etc.). This allows us to build efficiencies into both engagements while reducing fees for our clients.

Penetration Testing

During a penetration test, our professionals evaluate the security of applications, general support systems, networks, physical facilities, and other information assets by simulating an attack from malicious outsiders (external) and/or malicious insiders (internal). We employ field tested methods and provide an objective third party review of your environment. Our report will present an accurate evaluation of existing vulnerabilities based on impact related to the lack of system availability, loss of integrity, information compromise, facilities breach, or loss of accountability. You will also gain a better understanding of security risks and be better equipped to address vulnerabilities and reduce exposure to attacks.

Vulnerability Scanning

During a vulnerability assessment, our professionals will identify, quantify, and prioritize the vulnerabilities in your system before they become security incidents. We probe your network, database and web application servers to find both obvious vulnerabilities, as well as vulnerabilities in one system that might be obscuring hidden vulnerabilities in other systems.


Our professionals take time and care in preparing our reports. We screen out false positives to allow our clients can focus on the true vulnerabilities and risks posed to your systems. Our risk-based report includes a detailed list of findings, which allows you to begin remediation tasks based on risk and priority.


SSAE 16 Professionals has assembled top tier leadership to help our clients through the Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning process. For further information regarding these services, or to request a fee proposal from SSAE 16 Professionals, please visit our Contact Us page to submit an informational form or call 1-866-480-9485 today. We look forward to hearing from you!