What is Penetration Testing?

With the primary objective of identifying exploitable vulnerabilities before any malicious activities occur, Penetration Testing can be referred as a simulated cyber-attack against the application systems(APIs, frontend/backend servers and more) , commonly used to fix the vulnerabilities before the cyber-criminal exploits the business, in turn disrupting the business scope.

How does it solve your business needs?


Competitive Advantages

Vairav applies a structured approach to address the potential threats, prioritizing the recommendations aligned to business goals and objectives, along with the usage of comprehensive tools and processes to gather the most accurate data efficiently while performing the testing. Following a strict and elaborative testing approach, Vairav carries out Pre-Engagement, Engagement, Post-Engagement and Reporting of the tests efficiently, assuring worthwhile testing solution to safeguard the organization's security prospect.

Threat Mitigation

Simulating the real-attack vectors to provide point-in-time assessments of threats, Vairav provides Penetration Testing with a post assessment analysis that logically groups similar security issues tracked within your security organization, reaching beyond the limitations of automated scanning. After the issues and findings are categorized as per the level of security risks posed, a detailed remediation information is produced that consists of the amount of work and resources required to address the issues and findings, hence assuring an absolute threat mitigation for your organization's security.


With an assurance of complying with the myriad of compliance standards and regulations of cyber security, Vairav complies with OSSTMM, PTES, PCI DSS , NIST and OWASP testing methodologies to proffer proactive monitoring, analysis and reporting while performing the testing.

Our Approach

Vairav leverages the best testing methodologies such as OSSTMM, PTES, OWASP, NIST, and PCI DSS to carry out the testing approach. Following a structured approach for the testing, Vairav carries out 4 stages of Penetration testing.

Pre-engagement/Planning Stage

This stage carries out  

Engagement / Penetrating Testing Stage

This stage carries out


The Penetration Testing is performed as per the basis:

*Based on the requisite of the clients, Vairav performs Social Engineering Testing as well.

Post Engagement Stage

Remediation Best Practices

Remediation Best Practices are performed by the Vairav Red Team to carefully investigate systems or applications with ineffective security controls, providing best remediation solutions for the tracked system vulnerabilities

Retesting Identified Vulnerabilities

Retesting Identified Vulnerabilities is performed to validate the freshly implemented controls remediated by the client after the original test was performed.

Cleaning up the Environment

Cleaning up the Environment is carried out where Vairav provides documents to the client if any alterations were made (as per the Rules of Engagement) during the testing.

Reporting and Documentation Stage

This stage assists the client to improve the security posture of their organization by identifying the areas of potential risk which needs to be remediated.

  • Executive Report is the report that briefs the executive planning highlighting security findings and risk metrics.  
  • Technical Report is the report that consists of detailed technical findings, tools used for the findings, and many more.


Zero False Positive

With a structured and strict four-stage approach of testing the organization's vulnerable exploits, Vairav aids you to save your time and investment by tracking, mitigating and resolving threats or vulnerabilities.

Depth Testing

Vairav performs a 4-staged approach of penetration testing namely Pre-Engagement Stage, Engagement stage, Post-Engagement stage and Reporting and Documentation Stage to track the vulnerabilities or threats with proactive monitoring, detection, mitigation and reporting.

In-action Report

Vairav assists the enhancement of the security posture of an organization by identifying the areas of potential risks to be remediated, providing Executive and Technical reports to highlight the detailed executive and technical findings.

Compliance ready Test

Assuring the compliance standards and regulations of NIST, OWASP testing methodologies, Vairav reviews and validates and remediates the past reports of penetration testing and findings, past reports on compliance or attestations of compliance, current vulnerability scan test results before performing the testing.

Post-service Support

Re-verification Test

After performing the testing, Vairav provides post-engagement support along with reporting and documentation that involves retesting of identified vulnerabilities, remediation of best practices and more to improve the security posture of the organization by identifying the areas of potential threats or risks.

Patch Consultation

Vairav provides patch consultation support that aids the organization to identify the potential risks of vulnerabilities and threats, if the organization is unaware of the nature of potential threats or risks and their impact on the security posture of the organization.

Proven Methodology

OWASP Testing Guide

Vairav carries out the Penetration Testing following the standards of OWASP testing guide that aids the assessment of web applications to identify vulnerabilities outlined in the OWASP Top Ten. Designed to identify, safely exploit and help address the vulnerabilities, the OWASP penetration test discovers any weaknesses that can be addressed quickly.

NIST SP 800-115 Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment

Vairav follows the standards of NIST SP 800-115 to perform penetration testing, a repetitive and documented security assessment methodology that aids in providing consistency and structure to security testing to minimize the risks of testing, expedite the transition of new assessment staffs and address resource constraints associated with security assessments.

PCI DSS Information Supplement: Penetration Testing

Vairav follows the security standards of PCI DSS Penetration testing that performs external and internal penetration tests to yield more accurate results and provide a more comprehensive test of the security posture of an organization.

Testing Area

Web Application

Following the standards of NIST 800-115 and OWASP testing methodologies, Vairav performs Black-box and Gray-box testing approach for testing the Web applications, simulating an attack on the system from internal and external threats, using various tools and manual verification, review and crawling techniques.


With pre-engagement interactions, information gathering through OSINT, threat modelling, and analysis of vulnerability through active and passive scan, Vairav performs internal and external Network Penetration Testing outside of the organization's security premise providing technical and executive reports throughout the test process. Furthermore, Vairav provides retest and remediation support after the test is carried out.


As a key component of modern web application security, API security may pose vulnerabilities like broken authentication and authorization, lack or rate limiting and code injection. Vairav performs security testing of APIs to identify the vulnerabilities, encrypt the data, usage of Rate limiting, throttling and service mesh, so as to demonstrate the exploitation of vulnerabilities and find solutions to effectively remediate them.

Mobile Application

Providing support for both iOS and Android platforms integrating static and dynamic analysis, Vairav performs Mobile Application penetration testing tracking the security vulnerabilities for internal and external mobile applications. Moreover, Vairav provides the complete picture of the risks, thereby offering assessment delivery and remediation guidance on how to mitigate them.

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