How is pen testing used to improve network security?
Pen testing helps security teams learn about network vulnerabilities through safe simulation of an actual attack. By exploring all the possibilities of what could happen, an organization can learn how to respond to an attack immediately or how to avoid the attack altogether. Pen tests help to pinpoint areas of weaknesses so they can be corrected or improved in order to make it harder for hackers to penetrate the network.
Pen tests also help to improve network security by showing developers how hackers are targeting network applications so they can come up with better security features for future products.
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