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Firewalls have changed a lot in the past decades. These advanced systems require advanced security testing. LRQA Nettitude offers the best firewall penetration testing in the business and can help you feel secure while using the internet.Ā 

Emerging Technologies in Firewalls

Firewall security has become much more intelligent in recent years, employing new technologies to help you feel secure in your network usage. This is largely because Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) VPNs are terminated on them. They also provide Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) relay and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) proxying capabilities, together with comprehensive DLP filtering. Despite these innovations, there are still security risks your firewall may be vulnerable to.

To find vulnerabilities in your organisationā€™s firewalls, LRQA Nettitude assesses the rule-base, published services, and in-built security daemons of any firewall by conducting comprehensive firewall protection and security testing. Our highly experienced firewall testers will assess your organisationā€™s anti-spoofing rules, the network address translation rules, the security logic, and the underlying networking fabric of your firewall security.

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PCi Security Standards Council - Approved Scanning Vendor
CREST Threat Intelligence
PCi Security Standards Council - Approved Scanning Vendor

How do Firewall Security Testing Services work?

How Does LRQA Nettitude Conduct a Firewall Test?

Firewall security testing assesses the firewall from the internet. Instead of purely focusing on devices that are published through the firewall, the assessment focuses on the firewall itself. If the device is delivering IPSEC or SSLVPN services, these resources are assessed. Similarly, TCP and UDP packets are sent to the firewall and devices behind the firewall with non-standard flags set. Through the responses that these requests elicit, LRQA Nettitude can enumerate the rules and policies that exist within the firewalling logic.

Understanding Firewall Security

Most organisations have a perimeter firewall deployed between their internal systems and the Internet. This acts as the perimeter defence, filtering out unwanted inbound connections, as well as providing a Virtual Private Network (VPN), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and content checking for the organisation.

Firewall Protection Security Audit Services

What To Expect?

Alongside carrying out firewall security testing services, LRQA Nettitude undertakes comprehensive firewall protection security reviews. This involves auditing the rule-base against industry best practice. LRQA Nettitude utilises a series of tools and scripts to assess Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco, Palo Alto, and other leading firewall providers.

Extended Services

As part of a firewall audit, LRQA Nettitude identifies weak protocols, insecure rules, and additional data leakage that could permeate the firewalling infrastructure. LRQA Nettitudeā€™s team of consultants have exposure to building firewalls from scratch, as well as deploying technology from many of the leading firewall vendors. This gives us the unique perspective of both poacher and gamekeeper and ensures that our assessments are some of the most rigorous in the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions about Firewall Penetration TestingĀ 

What is firewall testing?

Firewall security testing ensures that the hardware firewall is operating effectively. While browsing the internet, your device may have many ports open which may allow cybercriminals to access your machine. An effective firewall protects you from this possibility.Ā 

How long will it take to complete an assessment?

LRQA Nettitude customises its testing account for the clientā€™s needs. This means that the length of time depends on how complex the system is. We will keep you updated on the developments in the testing procedure and provide you with a full report outlining strengths, vulnerabilities, and other relevant information. To discover how long firewall security testing will take for your company, contact LRQA Nettitude for a free quote.Ā 

What capabilities should a firewall operating for a business network have?

There are different risks for business networks compared to personal networks, so the firewall needs to account for these specific threats. These include anti-spam, anti-virus, IDS/IPS, document protection, SSL decryption, and Sandboxing. LRQA Nettitude assesses whether your firewall is performing these functions to a high standard.Ā 

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