Network Penetration Test

Find out how far a hacker can get into your system and how you can solve network vulnerabilities. Schedule a free 15-minute strategy session for our penetration testing and network defense services

Talk with one of our experts about Network Penetration
Testing Services

How Secure Are Your Defenses?

Our network security penetration testing intentionally uses malicious tactics to evaluate your network’s security. Cybersecurity experts simulate cyber attacks to determine how vulnerable your network is and how much damage could be done to your systems.

  • Uncover Security Flaws
    Find out the network vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could exploit.
  • Assess Your Security Posture
    Get an accurate picture of your organization’s security posture.
  • Improve Your Defense
    Use actionable recommendations to fortify your digital defenses.

Don’t let your company fall victim to malicious actors. Let Xact IT Solutions set up proper defenses for your enterprise.

Our Network Penetration Test Services

External Network Penetration Test

Our external network penetration testing puts your perimeter security controls to the test. Our pen testers play the role of remote attackers, seeking out weaknesses in your internet-facing assets. Our techniques include:

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention System Testing
  • Port Scans
  • OS Fingerprinting
  • DNS Bruteforcing
  • Password Cracking

Internal Network Penetration Test

Our internal network penetration testing checks your defenses against internal threats. Our pen testers play the role of attackers with initial access to your systems; for instance, a disgruntled employee or a staff member who unintentionally compromises the network. Our techniques include:

  • Internal Network Scans
  • Firewall and ACL Testing
  • Privilege Escalation Attacks
  • Network Equipment Security Control Testing
  • Database Security Control Testing

Types of Network Penetration Testing

Depending on the needs of your business, we’ll conduct any of these network security testing styles:

Black Box Test

A black box test simulates an attack by a malicious actor with no inside knowledge of your network. As such, our pen testers mimic an unprivileged attacker. We perform comprehensive network exploration to discover deficiencies and infiltrate your system.

Grey Box Test

Also known as translucent box pen testing, a grey box test simulates the attack of a malicious actor with limited knowledge of the network (usually only login credentials). The pen testers could play the role of either an insider or a hacker who has breached the network perimeter.

White Box Test

Also known as crystal box pen testing, a white box test simulates a targeted attack by a malicious actor with full knowledge of the network and its architecture. As such, clients share network and system information with the pen testers.


Once we have completed your network penetration test, you’ll receive executive reports that detail the:

  • Security issues identified by the test (in order of priority)
  • Actionable remediation recommendations
  • Scope of the project
  • Techniques and methodologies

Choose Cybersecurity Experts

  • Certified Pen Testers

    Xact IT Solutions’ trained pen testers leverage their extensive cybersecurity knowledge and experience to seek out deficiencies in your network security.

  • Tailored Approach

    We adapt the test to your business’s needs, environment size, and level of risk.

  • Based on Threat Intelligence

    Our team is updated on existing and emerging threats in cybersecurity, and we use this threat intelligence to methodically simulate a cyber attack.

  • 360-Degree Digital Protection

    Apart from pen tests, Xact IT Solutions takes care of other security needs, like VoIP, managed IT services, and data backup and recovery.

Plan Your Network Pen Test with Xact IT Solutions



Talk to our specialists to plan the right network penetration testing for your enterprise.



Our pen testers will design the pen test based on your requirements.



We’ll ensure a smooth project implementation with minimal downtime for your business.


Our pen testers conduct tests for businesses in the following industries:

Banking, Financial, and Investment Firms

Department of Defense Contractors

Manufacturing Companies

Construction and Engineering Firms

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Companies

Law Firms

Network Penetration Test FAQs

What’s the difference between a network penetration test and a vulnerability scan?

Vulnerability scans uncover vulnerabilities — such as missing patches and misconfigurations — and report them. Network penetration tests go further; they actively exploit these vulnerabilities and find out how far a malicious actor can gain unauthorized access into your networks.

While vulnerability scans are automated, a network penetration test is carried out by a cybersecurity professional who puts themselves in the shoes of a hacker.

When is the best time to conduct a network penetration test?

We recommend network penetration testing after you’ve implemented changes or deployed new infrastructure. However, pen tests need to be performed before a system is fully launched — when there are no longer any scheduled updates or changes. Our cybersecurity experts can help you determine an optimal pen test schedule for your networks.

How do we prepare for a network penetration test?

Our clients don’t need to perform any special preparation for a network penetration test. After all, the goal of the pen test is to check your network security in its current condition. However, we’ll need your participation to prepare the pen testers and tools for the actual testing.

How long does a network penetration test take?

Depending on the size of the environment, a network penetration test could take between 1 to 3 weeks. It involves planning, testing, and generating the deliverables. During this period, our team makes sure the pen test won’t be in the way of your operations.

What’s the cost of network penetration testing services?

We cannot provide a blanket fee for network penetration testing services because the pricing varies depending on the size of the environment, the scope of the testing, and more. But we’ll discuss the costs during our strategy session. We’ll assess the needs of your business to give you an estimate (no unplanned or unexpected costs).