What You Need to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask) about Raxis Web App Testing

 What’s special about a Raxis web app test?

One thing that sets Raxis apart is that our pentesting team is made up of engineers who performed varying roles creating and supporting IT systems before they became pentesters. This includes several engineers who have strong backgrounds in software and web development.

Even better, Raxis is proud to have a close-knit team of pentesters who collaborate and share their ever-growing knowledge with each other and with our customers. You may have a former web developer performing your test, and that person can easily reach out to a former network admin. They can share info about the most secure web app features as well as how the supporting network should be configured securely..

Our customers repeatedly tell us how much they appreciate this because it directly translates to relevant, actionable findings. It also encourages natural conversation between their development teams and the security engineers here at Raxis.

How does this collaboration help customers?

A recent test we conducted provides a great example: We identified several findings, and the customer was very pleased with the process. Upon follow-up, our sales team found out that the customer saw a small performance reduction after implementing our recommendations. From the customer’s perspective, enhanced security was worth the small drop in performance.

Because of our development background, however, Raxis’ team members knew that didn’t have to be the case. Our project manager proactively set up a call with the customer to discuss. Result: The customer remediated using Raxis’ advice and regained all of the original performance. They told us they appreciated how Raxis “went the extra mile.”

To us, that’s just business as usual.

How many application tests do we do?

Customers often ask about our application testing process. Application testing accounts for over 50% of our penetration tests. Last year, we performed over 600 application tests. Like all of our assessments, each test is custom tailored to the customer’s application and overall objectives. This could mean testing the entire app, a portion of the app, or following the app throughout the entire development cycle.

What is your methodology?

Like all of our assessments, our application tests are primarily manual attack simulations against a customer’s application. Where you see an email field, we see an opportunity for cross-site scripting. Aside from our own experience and expertise, Raxis applies the OWASP framework to our penetration testing, including (though, of course not limited to) the following assessment categories:

  • Access Control
  • Authorization and Authentication
  • Session Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Error Handling
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • Input Validation, Injection and Cross-Site Scripting
  • Root Cause Analysis / Reporting
So, what do I get out of this?

At the end of a Raxis application assessment you get peace of mind and a solid deliverable. Our reports align with the NIST standard, so they meet regulatory compliance standards. The reports feature an executive summary, engagement storyboard (where applicable), and detailed vulnerability findings that include screenshots, risk explanations, remediation recommendation, and risk scoring.

Is your web app security keeping you awake at night?

We understand. Just as we are known for excellence in pen testing, we’re also known for our no-pressure sales and scoping process. We get it. We don’t like to be harassed, and we know you don’t either. If you’d like to start a conversation with one of our experts to help understand the possibilities for your project, feel free to reach out. We’d love to help.

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