The security of your network should should be a top priority and it demands your attention.

Security breaches and related interruptions in the performance of services or applications can result in significant threats to your organization in the form of lost revenue and critical proprietary information. As big data grows exponentially, businesses face the ever-changing challenge of securing company assets and maintaining regulatory compliance.

By embracing more frequent and comprehensive penetration testing, businesses can prevent and mange security risks and unauthorized access to critical systems and valuable information.

What is Penetration testing?

Penetration testing helps identify the vulnerabilities in a business’ technology network by evaluating a businesses’ ability to protect its networks, applications, endpoints and users from external or internal attempts to circumvent its security controls to gain unauthorized or privileged access to protected assets. Such assessments are useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as end‐users’ adherence to security policies.

Once vulnerabilities have been successfully exposed on a particular system, testers may attempt to use the compromised system to launch subsequent exploits at other internal resources, specifically by trying to incrementally achieve higher levels of security clearance and deeper access to electronic assets and information via privilege escalation.

Additionally, penetration testing helps organizations address the general auditing/compliance aspects of regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA and Sarbanes‐Oxley, and specifically addresses testing requirements documented in the PCI‐ DSS and federal FISMA/NIST mandates.

How is is done?

A penetration test quantifies network weaknesses and vulnerabilities using a system of controlled exercises, both manual and automated. Using proactive, authorized tests we can evaluate the security of a businesses’ IT infrastructure and identify any risks posed by specific vulnerabilities or flawed processes. We can assess network/data security from two different perspectives: How your data is accessed and security is threatened from outside sources and how data is accessed and the security is compromised from within the organization.

ACE IT Solutions has a thorough understanding of the sensitivity of our clients’ networks and we employ proven methodologies to assess your network’s security. Working in partnership with the IBM X-Force security team, our penetration tests and security audits are designed to help you understand the security requirements of your specific industry. The result is a report that lists detailed findings in order of criticality and provides specific guidance and recommendations for reducing exposure. We can help prioritize the discovered risks and determine the steps required to improve security. Contact us at (646) 558-5575 for more information.

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