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External Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Providing you with security assurance on your publicly facing assets and infrastructure.

What is External Infrastructure Penetration Testing?

External infrastructure penetration testing is the security assessment of externally facing networks and systems by a trusted and experienced security consultant. An external infrastructure penetration test will assess your the security of your publicly facing infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could potentially be exploited by a real world adversary. 

This service is often included as an addition to all of our other penetration testing services.

How Can Your Business Benefit From External Infrastructure Penetration Testing?

These environments are publicly facing for anyone on the internet to interactive with and potentially target. As such it is essential that the security posture of these systems are assessed by experienced and certified professionals.

  • Security Auditors

    Almost all businesses have at least a single public IP address. As an absolute minimum, an information security auditor would expect this to be included within a penetration testing scope for various compliance requirements.

  • CISO / CTO / Heads of IT / IT Security Managers

    Securing an organisations external perimeter should be one of the first steps a senior security stakeholder should be making. A fully accredited external infrastructure penetration test provides this level of assurance.

  • Network & Security Architects

    Network engineering and architect teams will have a clear set of defined remediatory actions that can be applied and learned from in future deployments. These can be as simple as stricter firewall rules and simple certificate changes.

Commonly Asked Questions About External Infrastructure Penetration Testing

What is External Infrastructure Penetration Testing?

An external infrastructure penetration test will assess your publicly facing systems to identify security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It is aimed at assessing your external environments from the position of a dedicated attacker over the internet.

Is An External Infrastructure Penetration Test Sufficient?

Testing your publicly facing assets is a good start, but we always recommend combining this with a more thorough assessment, such as an internal infrastructure penetration test.

Why Do I Need an External Infrastructure Penetration Test?

Attackers all across the world have access to your external services with an almost unlimited timeframe. Ensuring these have been adequately assessed by a certified and experience professional organisation such as ourselves provides security assurance to all key stakeholders.

Will You Help Fix Identified Vulnerabilities?

If this is previously agreed, Penetration Testing Middle East will assist in all remediation activities to assist in fixing identified security vulnerabilities. This will take place alongside existing security engineering and architecture teams.

Who Performs Infrastructure Penetration Testing Services?

Our infrastructure penetration testing is performed by a team of highly certified testers that have the necessary skills needed to find vulnerabilities in a controlled and approved manner. We have a team purely dedicated to assessing both internal and external infrastructure.

How Can I Trust Penetration Testing Middle East?

Our hand-picked and highly certified team is built from our high levels of success within the exceptionally competitive UK market. We are a vastly experienced team looking to become industry leaders within the UAE market and as such we guarantee the highest level of service to ensure we get there.

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Our External Infrastructure Penetration Testing Lifecycle

Externally facing networks and environments are often used by organisations to allow employees to connect to internal resources. Examples of these could be: VPN servers, remote desktop gateways and various cloud services. As these environments often allow access into internal and critical systems, it is imperative that they are appropriately secured.

External infrastructure is often added as an additional phase to almost all of our other penetration testing services, but it is also offered as a standalone service.

Your organisation can rest assured that from start to finish, the process is as simple as can be – whilst still receiving an exceptional penetration testing service.


Penetration Testing Middle East will learn about the key features of your target environment through a scoping call or technical demo. You can meet the team and also ask questions as needed.


A proposal will be issued detailing the items in scope, terms and conditions, cost and duration of the project. Once this contract is mutually signed, the project will be scheduled and will shortly commence.


Your dedicated penetration tester will begin enumerating the external network to identify potential attack paths and security vulnerabilities.


The penetration tester will perform the penetration test and will identify and safely exploit any identified security vulnerabilities. Safe proof-of-concepts will be demonstrated.


Where previously agreed, Penetration Testing Middle East will assist your organisation in fully mitigating any identified risks.


A high level de-brief session will take place between Penetration Testing Middle East and your key stakeholders. This will be tailored for both executive and technical members of staff.

  • Quality

    You can rest assured that the quality of our penetration testing is of an extremely high standard - providing you with the assurance that you require.

  • Methodologies

    Our methodologies are inline with industry best practice and are based off our extensive penetration testing experience over multiple years.

  • Minimal Disruption

    Our services are designed to allow you to fully assess your environments without causing any significant disruption to day-to-day business activities.

  • Cost Effective

    We understand that different businesses have different budgets. Our team are able to work with you and your budgets to offer a bespoke service.

Your Trusted Penetration Testing Partner.

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