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What Is Web Application Testing? 

Web application testing, also known as web apps testing, is the process of examining your web application or website for potential bugs before it is launched into the real world and becomes accessible to your potential users. 

Web application testing includes a comprehensive evaluation of the application or site, focusing on functionality, usability, security, compatibility, and performance testing.

At this stage, various aspects are looked into, including web application security, the overall functionality of the site, whether it’s accessible for both disabled and typical users, and its capacity to handle traffic effectively.

Even internal web applications are not entirely safe from harm. It is possible for internal users, for example, to find loopholes and use their stance as an internal agent to conduct malicious damage to your systems. 

The schemes of cybercriminals are getting more and more sophisticated, and so  the ways in which we defend against cyber-attack must develop accordingly too. 

One of the most effective ways to protect your web app from harm is through web application-specific penetration testing.

Our Web Application Penetration Testing Services

Web application penetration testing services should form an essential part of your cyber security strategy. If you’re a business based online, then testing your web applications becomes critical.

Web applications, you see, are somewhat of a double-edged sword. Just as their capabilities advance, so too do the opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate them and do damage to your organisation.

Essentially, our team of experts can thoroughly scan and test all of your web-based infrastructures to identify any loopholes and weak points in your current systems.

We can then provide you with a step-by-step guide filled with recommendations on how to improve your digital security. It’s that simple.

What Can We Do For You

Long story short, we have a team of highly skilled cybersecurity consultants for whom web application testing is second nature. Let our team take a look at your applications using our performance testing tools and ensure that your apps are safe from cyber threats.

How Do We Conduct Web Application Tests?

During our standard web application testing process we use an advanced methodology that our in-house developers have created specifically. The amount of web applications and your unique requirements determine each test’s specific duration and depth.

However, combining automated and manual testing capabilities, we carry out our tests in line with the OWASP Top 10 framework as the bare minimum.

What Do Our Web Applications Test?

During our testing procedures, we’ll scan for a whole variety of weaknesses in your web applications, including (but not limited to): 

  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws. These are what allow attackers to extract data from your systems or even perform DDoS attacks.
  • SSL/TLS weaknesses. These have the potential to compromise sensitive personal information.
  • Insecure deserialization. This often leads to remote code execution attacks which is one of the most serious attacks possible.

As well as our extremely thorough approach to web application testing, our testing process will also have a negligible effect on your business’ day-to-day operations. 

Because we carry out testing on a replica of your live environment — and not the actual thing — you can rest assured that your site won’t suffer any harm, and your business won’t experience any downtime.

Lastly, we recommend testing all of your business-critical applications. That’s mobile applications and software products too, to avoid exposing your systems to any potentially detrimental fines.

To find out more about our web application penetration testing process, contact our friendly team of experts today.

Why Is Web Application Testing Important?

Web application security consists of both websites and web services like APIs. As a result, the very size of the attack surface can itself seem overwhelming.

That’s why it’s an excellent idea for your organisation to get experts like us on board to help make sure everything is in line.

Business-critical web applications can well and truly elevate the performance of your company to new heights. However, if left unchecked, they can also hide weaknesses that may later bring harm to your business.

External hackers — or even disgruntled insiders — may prey upon these weaknesses and compromise your systems. With opportunity often comes data breaches which can cost your company a lot — both financially and reputation-wise.

After your organisation has suffered a loss or corruption of data, the loss can be great and it can be difficult to gain back your customers’ trust again.

Regular web application security testing, especially in a way that simulates the attempts of hackers, is a surefire way to lessen, if not completely eradicate, the threat of cyber attack.

Regular testing can identify and smooth out any bumps in your cybersecurity plan which may otherwise have opened up your business to vulnerability.

Who Needs Web Application Performance Testing

Web application testing is crucial for various stakeholders involved in the development, deployment, and maintenance of web applications – and for various industries too.

Web apps testing directly impacts the developer role. However, if your web application is open to threats then the entire company will be impacted.

If you have a web application then your business needs our testing services, but especially if you’re in one of the following business types:

  • Financial Institutions: Banks, credit unions, investment firms, and other financial institutions handle highly sensitive customer financial data. Cybersecurity testing is critical to protect against data breaches, fraud, and unauthorised access.
  • Healthcare Providers: Hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organisations manage electronic health records (EHRs) and patient information. Securing web applications is essential to comply with healthcare regulations like HIPAA and protect patient privacy.
  • E-commerce Companies: Online retailers process a vast amount of customer payment information and personal details. Ensuring the security of e-commerce websites is essential to prevent payment fraud and data theft.

Start testing today 

If your business could benefit from a series of mobile application testing from us, get in touch today to start the process. 

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