New Toolset – New Approach

Government guidelines released earlier this week state that everyone should work from home wherever possible and to minimise unnecessary travel. This strategy is in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus amongst UK citizens

We would therefore like to inform clients that currently have internal penetration testing scheduled that we are able to offer alternatives to sending a consultant onsite. This is in line with the government guidelines released earlier this week and is aimed at maintaining the health of our consultants, your staff, and helping to reduce the likelihood of any infections transmitted by those who are not showing symptoms. The Internal penetration testing will still commence as scheduled using this method, and other than having no physical presence on-site, you will still receive the same high-quality assessment you are used to

Our SmartScan service was designed to support this type of scenario. The SmartScan device is not only used for performing vulnerability assessments, it can also be used to provide remote access to our consultants for troubleshooting purposes and to help identify false positives.

Once connected to the device, our consultant has access to any system permitted by your access control lists and firewall rules, allowing the device to support an assessment of your internal network from the datacentre

The device securely connects back to our Security Operations Centre in Halifax and can only be used by us, following authenticated connection from specific IP’s and trusted appliances. Our consultant is then able to communicate via the device in the same manner as if they were located in your office. As well as the above, the SmartScan device offers many benefits, including:

  • Risk reduction via continuous testing

  • Increased visibility of threat areas and patch management processes

  • Tracking changes to systems in your network

  • Continuous improvement of your security posture

  • Preparation for Cyber Essentials/Plus

You can download our brochure detailing the service here.

If you have an immediate testing requirement and are wanting to reduce the risk posed by the coronavirus concerned with people being onsite this is worth considering.

Please contact one of our experts on 01422 416 000 or email your details to and someone will get back in touch with you.

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Published On: January 8th, 2021 / Categories: Penetration Testing / Tags: /

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