Penetration test, known as the Pentest, refers to authorized and manual simulated
attack onto your IT infrastructure that extracts security weaknesses. In the field of IT,
we can separate security in to two segments. One of them is Defensive Security
and the other is Offensive Security, which is called proactive security.
Pentest work is a result of offensive security. Pentest is the process of approaching
target systems with an aggressive point of view and experimenting, seizing all
technically possible methods.
Pentest and Vulnerability Assessment are similar but different concepts. Screening
is the process of finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in target systems
using various security software. In Pentest work, the aim is to evaluate the available
capabilities beyond the discretion to obtain authorized access to the systems and
to identify additional operations that can be performed on the target systems
(e.g., infiltration into the system, access to information).