What is web application testing?

Web application testing is one of the most effective methods for identifying vulnerabilities that exist within your web applications – and for addressing these weaknesses to minimise the risk of data loss.

It is a specialist form of penetration testing that looks specifically at ways in which sophisticated methods could be used to access your web servers and extract confidential business information. At a time when an increasing number of organisations are storing data, such as email addresses, passwords, and payment card details within web applications, web servers are fast becoming a prime focus for malicious attacks.

Benefits of web application testing

Organisations that rely heavily upon the use of web applications – and store and manage data through these applications – will experience many benefits of server build testing. Benefits include:

  • Improved understanding and awareness of vulnerabilities unique to your web servers
  • An ability to demonstrate ongoing commitment to protecting employee and client data
  • The demonstration of effective, approved business security strategies
  • Minimising the risk of data loss, reducing the need for time consuming and costly recoveries
  • Increased confidence in digital data storage and management
  • Maintenance of strong web presence and online reputation

How is web application testing carried out?


  • No operational disruption Read more Read less

    Both internet-facing and internal web applications are often business critical, so our experts work closely with your team to conduct the assessment with minimal operational disruption

  • Eliminate the weaknesses Read more Read less

    The team delve into areas such as authentication, privileges, internal operational processes, potential deep routed server platform flaws and unpatched applications, to determine if there are any areas where possible weaknesses could provide unauthorised access.

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At PGI we’re able to view your IT setup from an alternative perspective. With years of experience in the field of security and IT management, our team have gained a unique insight into the opportunities that attackers are looking for and which aspects of your system they view as a possible weakness.

We use the most effective methods to identify vulnerabilities without disrupting operations, allowing us to highlight problem areas and work with you to identify the most suitable solutions.

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