Penetration testing

Know your weaknesses and strengthen your defenses with comprehensive penetration testing services from IBM's security specialists

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Penetration testing: probe, protect, comply

For organisations of any size, penetration testing is an absolute necessity. Regardless of whether it is driven by regulatory compliance, corporate liability concerns, or basic network hygiene, penetration testing is the foundation of enterprise security. It identifies vulnerabilities, validates existing controls, and, when done right, provides a roadmap for remediation. Monthly, quarterly, or annually, IBM can meet the penetration testing demands of any business in any industry. Just give us a call to get started.


How does it work?

Though penetration testing is a checklist item for any responsible enterprise, not all penetration testing services are created equal. Some are cursory. Others expose your weaknesses, but leave you wondering what to do next.

At IBM, we offer a comprehensive penetration testing package that begins with safe and controlled exercises to simulate covert and hostile attacks. And it ends with specific guidance and recommendations for reducing risk and increasing compliance. IBM penetration testing answers the follow questions:

What's working?

IBM penetration testing validates the effectiveness of existing safeguards.

What's not working?

We identify vulnerabilities and risks through manual penetration and automated scanning.

What's at stake?

Our penetration testing specialists quantify risk based on the relative value and confidentiality of vulnerable information.

What's the worst-case scenario?

We simulate attacks on the network and measure the potential impact to your operations.

What's to be done?

IBM penetration testing services are not over until we detail the specific steps necessary for complete remediation.


Why IBM?

At IBM, penetration testing is just one of many security services we offer our clients. We monitor, in real time, some of the most complex corporate networks in the world. We develop some of the most sophisticated testing tools in the industry, many of which are used by our competitors. And our team of highly skilled security professionals is constantly identifying and analysing new threats, often before they are even known by the world at large. In fact, we maintain the largest single database of known cyber security threats in the world. In other words, choosing IBM for your penetration testing needs may just be the easiest decision you'll make today.


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  • Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry

    Lead Development Rep for Global Technology Services, UKI

Complimentary Security Health Scan

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This complimentary vulnerability assessment is a great first step if you’re not ready for a complete penetration test. Scan 10 different IP addresses once a week for three weeks, and check results on our secure, web-based portal.


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