Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, is a combination of automated and manual testing practices to identify vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications that can be exploited by an attacker if left undetected.
Pen tests are large scale simulated cyber-attacks where an ethical hacker attempts to take advantage of infrastructure vulnerabilities and pinpoint any security gaps.
After a pen test, enterprise security teams can get clarity on the security posture. The information can enable fixing vulnerabilities, implement upgrades, or adopt new solutions.
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