Web Application Testing

Website security testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Minatio as a leading web application security company offers complete web application scans, manual testing, risk assessment, reporting of findings, and post-test consulting. Our web application security testing helps you lower your risk of data breach, improve productivity, protect your brand, and maximize the ROI from your web applications.


Why perform Web Application Security Testing?

  • To understand how well your development team followed the secure software development life cycle.
  • To identify and validate all security vulnerabilities associated with your Internet-facing environment.
  • To ensure your critical data and systems are safe from an external based attacker.
  • Our web application testing addresses specific regulatory requirements, such as PCI DSS requirements 6.6 and 11.3.2.

The primary goals of Web Application Security Testing:

  • Create a basis for future decision making regarding resource allocation and information security strategy.
  • Provide management with an understanding of the level of risk introduced by the web application.
  • Provide details to facilitate a cost-effective and targeted mitigation approach and recommendations

Step-By-Step Approach to Web Application Security

The process begins with host and service enumeration, followed by content enumeration and discovery. A web crawl of application and associated servers follows. Finally, the testing of user-accepted input sources is performed, concluding with the testing of login forms and credentials, Also the examination of session cookies used by the application. Application security testing and analysis follows a structured process of steps, each of which provides the tester with additional knowledge of the application structure. This is necessary to identify and conclusively validate the existence of a specific vulnerability, thereby eliminating false positives.

Web Application Penetration Testing Scope

Minatio’s Web Application Security Testing is comprehensive and covers  more than all the classes of vulnerabilities in the Top 10 Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and is listed below

  • Open Web Application Security Project
  • Injection
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Broken Authentication and Session Management
  • Insecure Direct Object Reference
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Insecure Cryptographic Storage
  • Failure to Restrict URL Access
  • Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
  • Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards

At Minatio we can conduct web assessments in pre-production or production environments. We often request credentials for various roles assigned in the web application since vulnerabilities can mask or even enable other vulnerabilities.


Web Application Security Testing

Web applications are particularly vulnerable to external attack given that they are specifically designed to be accessible to the Internet. Whilst our automated scanners check for known vulnerabilities, they can’t show you the damage that may occur due to an exploit. Minatio’s web application security testing team combines the results from scanning tools with manual testing to enumerate and validate vulnerabilities, business logic flaws and configuration errors, In-depth manual application testing enables us to find what scanners can’t. Minatio’s web application penetration testing assesses and exploits web app vulnerabilities to demonstrate risk to applications owners, their critical data and systems or as part of our penetration test