An overview of VAPT, understand the benefits, and how it could improve your organisations security posture.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) leverages the combined use of automated tools and manual penetration testing to identify and exploit vulnerabilities within a target environment.
VAPT is typically performed by a third-party penetration testing company and the process normally starts with vulnerability scanning to better optimise time usage, manual penetration testing is then used against the identified vulnerabilities to manually verify the results are not false positives, and potentially perform privilege escalation or a lateral movement.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) provides a more comprehensive coverage of the enterprises target environment, by including automated vulnerability scanning within the security assessment processes it helps ensure more time is then spent working on the output of the vulnerability assessment. By outsourcing the VAPT part of a security assessment it allows your organisation to focus on remediation and mitigation from the final VAPT report.
Clients often undertake penetration tests as part of a compliance requirement or recommendation for standards such PCI DSS or ISO 27001. Aptive leverage the best in industry automated tools to reduce manual assessment time to provide a more cost-effective service with optimal environment coverage.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) leverages the combined use of automated vulnerability scanning tools and manual penetration testing to identify and exploit vulnerabilities within a target environment. For more information about manual security assessments, see our what is pentesting resource.
VAPT will help your organisation identify security vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that could potentially lead to breaches or other cyber attacks.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) consists of both a vulnerability assessment and penetration test, typically the vulnerability assessment is performed first and manual testing is then used to verify the vulnerability exists.