Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing are two types of vulnerability testing. The tests have different strengths and are often combined to achieve a more complete vulnerability analysis. In short, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments perform two different tasks, usually with different results, within the same area of focus.
A vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying and quantifying security vulnerabilities in an environment. It is an in-depth evaluation of your information security posture, indicating weaknesses as well as providing the appropriate mitigation procedures required to either eliminate those weaknesses or reduce them to an acceptable level of risk.
A penetration test simulates the actions of an external and/or internal cyber attacker that aims to breach the information security of the organization. Using many tools and techniques, the penetration tester (ethical hacker) attempts to exploit critical systems and gain access to sensitive data.
RNS Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing Services provide comprehensive network vulnerability assessment for measuring network security risks. RNS uses best-in-breed technology to test all network devices including firewalls, routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers and print servers. These tests identify and locate vulnerabilities, categorize them by severity and provide detailed reports with standard vulnerability elimination procedures.