Web Services can provide direct access for hackers to critical business data. A Penetration Test hardens your API, and prevents its use as an attack vector against your organisation.
A Web Service Penetration Test is an authorised hacking attempt aimed at identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in the architecture and configuration of a web service. The purpose of this test is to demonstrate the ways attackers can compromise a web service and gain access to an organisation’s virtual assets.
Why API Penetration Testing Required?
APIs have led to digital transformation within the cloud, IoT, and mobile and web applications. Without knowing it, the average person engages with multiple APIs every day, especially on mobile. APIs are the connective tissue responsible for transferring information between systems, both internally and externally. All too often, though, deployed APIs do not go through comprehensive security testing, if tested for security at all. Whether SOAP or REST, a poorly secured API can open security gaps for anything that it is associated with. The security of the API is just as important as the applications that it provides functions for.
API based applications may contain many security vulnerabilities like authentication vulnerabilities, Json web token related issues, business logic issues, injection vulnerabilities, transport layer encryption weakness (cryptographic issues) etc., We would like to help you to assess the API based applications effectively using in-depth manual and automated assessment methodologies, to improve the security of API enabled applications.
Few Types of API's
- SOAP has built-in WS-Security standard which uses XML Encryption, XML Signature and SAML tokens to deal with transactional messaging security considerations.
- REST uses HTTP to obtain data and performs operations on remote computer systems. It supports SSL authentication and HTTPS to achieve secure communication.
Our Assessment Methdology
A holistic approach to perform penetration test that not only discovers security vulnerabilities, but also finding business logic vulnerabilities along with security checklists based on industry standards, including OWASP Top Ten, PCI Compliance etc.
Before an application assessment can take place, Xiarch defines a clear scope of the client. Open communication between Xiarch and the client organization is encouraged at this stage to establish a comfortable foundation from which to assess.
Xiarch engineers collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The assembled information will assist us with understanding the working states of the association, which permits us to evaluate the risk precisely as the engagement progresses.
At this stage, we consolidate computerized contents and instruments, among different strategies in further developed data gathering. Xiarch experts closely inspect any conceivable assault vectors. The accumulated data from this stage will be on the basis for exploitation in the upcoming stage.
Attack and Penetration
In this step, we initiate both manual & automated security scan to find all possible attack vectors & vulnerabilities. After this, we run exploits on the application to evaluate its security. We use different methods and open-source scripts and in-house tools to gain a high degree of penetration. All these are done cautiously to secure your application and its information
This is the final stage of the whole assessment process. In this stage, the Xiarch analysts aggregate all obtained information and provide the client with a thorough, comprehensive detailing of our findings. The entire report will contain a high-level analysis of all the risks along with the final report will highlight all the weaknesses and strengths present in the application.
Discussion & Remediation
Once the process is completed our team will discuss the report and find the appropriate solutions for the bugs located. After that, a comprehensive discussion will be carried out to fix these vulnerabilities . We will ensure that the changes were implemented properly and all the vulnerabilities have been fixed. The team will provide detailed closure or remediation report which reflects the more secure state of the application.
What We Deliver ?
It’s an important practice that gives organizations visibility into real-world threats to your security. As part of a routine security check, penetration tests allow you to find the gaps in your security before a hacker does by exploiting vulnerabilities and providing steps for remediation.
Our experts will furnish an itemized security evaluation report with legitimate remediation steps to be taken.
Distinguish Security Weaknesses inside your Digital Asset permitting you to proactively remediate any issues that emerge and improve your security act.
After executing patch verification, show customers, stakeholders your commitment towards security, and secure necessary assets.
Comply with numerous regulative bodies that mandate regular Application Testing be performed among your infrastructure.
We also assured you that your assessments are executed by qualified experts.
Our group of security specialists holds industry capabilities, for example, CHECK Team Member and Team Leader, CEH, ECSA, OSCP, CISA, CISSP, and many more.
Why Xiarch ?
Xiarch is a CERT-IN Empanelled & ISO 9001:2015 | ISO 27001-2013 Licensed Cyber Security Company and IT Services Company with solutions providers in Information Security like VAPT Services, Penetration Testing Services, Vulnerability Assessment Services, Among our consumers we proudly work for Government Organizations, Fortune one thousand Companies and countless start-up companies. We are additionally Value Added Partners, Authorized Re-sellers & Distributor of Leading Web Application Security Testing Tools.
We are headquartered in Delhi and have branch presence in Gurugram and Mumbai - India
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Xiarch Security is an global security firm that educates clients, identifies security risks, informs intelligent business decisions, and enables you to reduce your attack surface digitally, physically and socially.
Certified Security Experts
Our security experts are exceptionally qualified and confirmed by CEH, ECSA, OSCP, CISA, CISSP, and numerous others.
Communication & Collaboration
After surveying the code our specialists shared the best answers to correct them. Our experts will communicate with you for any further implementations.
We hold industry-leading certifications and dedicate part of every day to research the latest exploit techniques to ensure our clients remain protected from evolving online attacks.
Free Remediation Testing
Once your team addresses remediation recommendations, Xiarch will schedule your retest at no additional charge.