Planning a penetration test, you can imagine that several hours (or days) of this procedure will affect badly productivity of your business in the current month. This reason might make you postpone testing as much as possible disregarding the risk of real attack. Moreover, some business owners and managers are also sure that penetration testing cost is too high. In fact, these hours (or even days) and money that will be wasted on testing will probably save months or even years of your hard work. Penetration testing is needed to give real hackers an opportunity to check your information system and find vulnerabilities in it. Even if you have hired the best developers to create an information system for a business, they do not have the approach and mode of thinking that are typical for black hat hackers. Preventing penetration is possible only if the real professionals are involved in testing.
In a lot of cases, it might be rather challenging to predict how much time will be needed to conduct full testing of a single website. Sometimes, it might be enough to check only one plugin to make sure that web pages are not damaged, as it happens in case of WordPress websites that are protected with a strong security system. If your website is different in this regard, there might be a strong temptation to make selective testing of the most important pages and to ignore the rest of scripts completely being sure that they would not be affected. The reality is rather different, as even only one vulnerable script can be potentially dangerous for the whole website. Moreover, the fact of partial testing will provide the owner with a false sense of a security, and new testing will not be discussed and planned until a real attack takes place.
It is possible to state without any doubts that only a team of professional while hat hackers are able to determine the real time needed to check your website and the real necessity of network penetration testing. That is why the smartest advice that can be given in this situation is to evaluate a testing time only after professional investigation. The difference might be radical, as common testing typically lasts at least 6 business days, but it includes all the applications and processes that take place in your business. At the same time, the white hat hackers might determine that there is a necessity to check only one business process as it turned out to be vulnerable. In this case, you might feel completely safe even after 1 business day.
Managers and business owners who worry about wasted business time and want to make testing more optimal and prompt do not probably evaluate how complicated this process is. Checking one single application that is relatively small (six module app) implies that hundreds of processes will be checked one by one, as one single thread can be scanned at the same time. Omitting some of them can be possible only in case of professional recommendation, otherwise, the whole process of totally meaningless.
Only a professional team of white hat hackers is able not only to conduct a full check but also to provide a customer with a real guarantee and with a penetration testing report. This report can be very important in the future and will be used for the further testing and development of protection strategies for the website and the whole network. If you are going to test your website, you have a right to demand a penetration testing certification from a team to make sure that all the procedures are conducted by the authorized specialists. Hacken team is able to provide you with an appropriate level of service, and all you have to do to make sure that your business is safe is to fill in the form. A time needed to conduct penetration testing is less important than the results of it and decreased risks of real cyberattack of black hat hackers.