Penetration Testing Services

Pinpointing Vulnerabilities Before Hackers Find Them

With 20 years in cybersecurity, ScienceSoft offers penetration testing services to detect and help eliminate dangerous vulnerabilities. Equipped with OWASP and NIST best security testing practices, our Certified Ethical Hackers confidently handle apps and networks of any complexity.

Penetration Testing Services - ScienceSoft
Penetration Testing Services - ScienceSoft

Penetration testing services aim to identify security flaws in an IT environment, evaluate their potential impact, and offer remediation guidance. Penetration testing or pen test is imitating the techniques a real-world attacker would use to get hold of a company's data, apps, or IT infrastructure.

What We Test


We unearth security flaws in the architecture, code, and business logic of applications, including those based on blockchain, cloud, AI, AR/VR and other advanced techs.

  • Web applications and APIs.
  • Mobile applications.
  • Desktop applications.


We help prevent modern network security risks, including those related to remote work, cloud migration, IoT devices, and BYOD policy.

  • Endpoints: PCs, laptops, mobile devices.
  • Networking devices and network management tools.
  • Email services.
  • Security solutions: firewalls, VPN, IAM, DLP systems, and more.

Data security

We reveal security flaws that may enable unauthorized access to sensitive and business-critical data on premises and in the cloud.

  • Data storage.
  • Data encryption.
  • Data in transit.

Cybersecurity awareness

We identify unsafe user behavior and the lack of knowledge about applicable security and compliance requirements.

  • Employees.
  • C-suite.
  • Vendors and partners.

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We recommend performing a third-party penetration testing, if:

  • Regular security checkups are required by applicable standards and regulations.
  • New IT infrastructure components or applications were added.
  • Significant upgrades or modifications of your IT infrastructure or applications were made.
  • New office locations were established.
  • End-user policies were modified.

Penetration Testing Types You Should Consider

To precisely target your security needs, we offer a full range of penetration testing services:

External penetration testing

We detect and exploit weaknesses in internet-facing IT assets such as web applications, APIs, email services, websites, firewalls, etc.

Internal penetration testing

We investigate how intruders who got access to your internal network can compromise your IT environment.

Application pen testing

We perform vulnerability scanning and code review to detect security flaws. After that, we attempt to exploit them to evaluate their potential impact. As a result, we identify, prioritize and help fix all the existing front-end and back-end vulnerabilities.

Our team assesses how well your company can withstand widespread phishing and vishing attacks. We imitate the techniques of psychological manipulation that real-life attackers use to trick people into divulging sensitive information or breaking security rules.

Our cyber security penetration test experts focus on specific compliance requirements applicable to your company, such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 2 and others.

We detect cloud, VPN, and firewall misconfigurations, access control and RDP flaws, and other vulnerabilities that can compromise the security of remote work.

Wireless penetration testing

We explore your corporate Wi-Fi, WLAN, and Bluetooth connections to prevent piggybacking, evil twins attacks, wireless sniffing, unauthorized access to corporate wireless devices, and other real-world threats.

Open-source intelligence (OSINT)

We investigate what info about your company is exposed in publicly available sources and how hackers may use it to launch their attacks.

We perform a series of real-time attacks without informing your IT team and employees about their scenarios and exact duration. This testing type allows for a comprehensive assessment of preventive security controls, detective tools, cybersecurity awareness, and incident response mechanisms.

Not sure what to choose?

Let's discuss your security needs — ScienceSoft's experts will analyze your case and recommend the optimal pentesting type and approach.

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Penetration Testing Approaches We Are Proficient In

Value: best for simulating real-world external hacks, faster and cheaper than other techniques.

Conditions: we have strictly limited knowledge of the testing targets, no information on your security policies, software or network specifics and security controls.

Value: combines the depth of exploration with time- and cost-efficiency.

Conditions: we have some information about the testing targets: admin or user credentials, architecture diagrams, etc.

Value: helps reveal maximum external and internal vulnerabilities.

Conditions: we have full access to and complete information about the apps/IT infrastructure components in scope: e.g., source code or architecture documentation, database encryption principles, credentials for different access levels, etc.

3 Steps of a Penetration Test


Pre-attack phase / Planning


Attack phase / Testing


Post-attack phase / Reporting

  • An executive summary with the project highlights.
  • A list of the detected vulnerabilities described in detail and classified by their severity.
  • Test protocol describing the pentesting approach, stages, methods and tools.
  • Actionable remediation guidance with optimal corrective measures.
  • Attestation letter and/or security badge to prove your security posture.

Pricing Information

The price of a penetration testing project generally starts from $5K. It may vary greatly, depending on the scope and complexity of the project, in particular:

  • Testing type: e.g., red teaming, social engineering testing, an internal pen test.
  • Testing approach: white/gray/black box.
  • Testing targets: e.g., the number of applications, user roles, API subnets, public-facing IPs or employees to be tested.
  • Pentesting team: the number of testers and their qualifications.

How much will penetration testing cost for your project?

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Tips on how to reduce the costs of 3rd party penetration testing

  • Keep an inventory of your assets and prioritize them. You may want to focus on the data, apps, and IT infrastructure components that are critical to your business, covered by compliance requirements, or that have undergone significant modifications.
  • Find a reliable long-term security partner. Some penetration testing providers, including ScienceSoft, offer favorable terms and a reduced price for repeat business and long-term engagements.
  • Ask your vendor to provide a tailored cost optimization plan. Penetration testing consultants can outline an optimal testing scope to avoid extra spending. They can explain how to minimize your company's attack surface, thus reducing the pentesting scope.

Vast cybersecurity experience

  • 20 years in IT security, Certified Ethical Hackers on board.
  • A solid portfolio of successful projects for 10+ industries, including BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
  • Hands-on experience with HIPAA, PCI DSS/SSF, GDPR, SOC 2, NIST SP 800-53, GLBA and other security standards and regulations.

Dedication to quality

  • Adherence to the best security testing practices outlined by NIST SP 800-115, OWASP Web Security Testing Guide, and other frameworks.
  • ISO 9001-certified mature quality management to guarantee smooth cooperation and value-driving results.
  • 100% security of our customers' data ensured by ISO 27001-certified security management system.

Expertise in advanced techs

Acknowledged business excellence

  • Recognized among the Top Penetration Testing Companies by Clutch.
  • A leading outsourcing provider according to IAOP.
  • For the second straight year, ScienceSoft USA Corporation is listed among The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies by the Financial Times.

Penetration Testing Services: Success Stories by ScienceSoft

IT Infrastructure Security Testing for an Asian Retail Bank

IT Infrastructure Security Testing for an Asian Retail Bank

ScienceSoft's team performed security assessment for a large bank with around 550 branches and 2M+ clients. It included internal and external network pen testing, security risk assessment of the client digital channels, and phishing attack simulation. Based on the assessment results, our security experts provided a detailed remediation plan to eliminate the discovered vulnerabilities.

API Penetration Testing for a European Bank

API Penetration Testing for a European Bank

ScienceSoft conducted black box and white box API pen tests for a bank with $400M+ in assets. The bank provides services online and through 100 physical branches. Our experts delivered a comprehensive report on how to improve API security to ensure data safety.

Network Pentesting and a Phishing Campaign for a US Healthcare Provider

Network Pentesting and a Phishing Campaign for a US Healthcare Provider

ScienceSoft's pentesters simulated network and social engineering attacks to check the cyber resilience of a large US healthcare provider with 10+ facilities. They discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the internal network and advised on the optimal corrective measures.

Penetration Testing for Reconice to Improve ePHI Security

Penetration Testing for Reconice to Improve ePHI Security

ScienceSoft checked the IT infrastructure of a speech recognition software provider for dangerous vulnerabilities. Our team also conducted black box pentesting of its solution used by 500+ healthcare organizations to ensure ePHI remained uncompromised.

AWS Cloud Security Assessment and Recurring Infrastructure Pentesting for a US Insurance Company

AWS Cloud Security Assessment and Recurring Infrastructure Pentesting for a US Insurance Company

Within long-term cooperation, ScienceSoft performed two annual penetration tests of the IT infrastructure and AWS cloud security assessment. Following ScienceSoft's recommendations, the Customer managed to achieve and maintain the high security level of its IT environment.

Mobile Device Pentesting for a Healthcare Technology and Research Company with 80K Employees

Mobile Device Pentesting for a Healthcare Technology and Research Company with 80K Employees

ScienceSoft pentesters checked the security of mobile devices used by employees of a multinational company for working purposes. Our team revealed several critical issues, including outdated software with known vulnerabilities, broken access control and poorly secured Wi-Fi. Thanks to ScienceSoft's remediation guidance, the Customer could ensure PHI protection in line with HIPAA requirements.

IT Infrastructure Pentesting and a Phishing Campaign for an EU Energy Company

IT Infrastructure Pentesting and a Phishing Campaign for an EU Energy Company

ScienceSoft performed website penetration testing and checked 2 web servers, 4 public-facing IPs, 20 internal subnetworks, and 14 Wi-Fi access points. Additionally, ScienceSoft's team simulated phishing attacks targeting 60 employee email addresses.

Web Application Penetration Test for a Tokenization Services Provider

Web Application Penetration Test for a Tokenization Services Provider

ScienceSoft performed black box penetration testing of two newly created web applications to find out if they contained any dangerous vulnerabilitites that hackers could exploit to get hold of users’ digital assets, steal or modify sensitive personal and financial data, or cause the web applications’ failure.

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Penetration Testing Benefits

Complete view of vulnerabilities

We provide detailed information on real security threats, help to identify the most critical and less significant vulnerabilities along with false positives, so that the Customer can prioritize remediation, apply needed security patches and allocate security resources.

Regulatory compliance 

The detailed reports generated after penetration testing help to avoid fines for non-compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, GLBA, NIST and allow to illustrate due diligence to auditors by maintaining required security controls.

Avoiding the cost of system/network downtime

ScienceSoft’s team provides specific guidance and recommendations to avoid financial pitfalls by identifying and addressing risks before attacks or security breaches occur.

Automated penetration testing

Manual penetration testing

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At ScienceSoft, we combine advanced penetration testing tools with manual exploration. As a result, our clients can expect a flexible and cost-efficient service, as well as fast and comprehensive results.

Tried and True Tools Our Pentesters Use

For each specific pentesting project, we carefully choose the optimal security tools to ensure fast results and all-around vulnerability exploration.

Secure code review

Smart contract security review

How Penetration Testing Helps Prevent Major Cyber Threats

Organizations must take comprehensive and consistent measures to protect themselves from ever-evolving cyber attacks. Penetration testing is a great way to significantly reduce the risk of security breaches.


What we offer
  • Sending phishing emails with malicious links and attachments to evaluate the risks of ransomware infection due to human error.
  • Checking your apps and IT infrastructure for vulnerabilities that allow infection with malicious files.

Phishing attacks

What we offer
  • Checking if your email security tools can recognize and stop suspicious emails.
  • Running different phishing attack scenarios to check the cyber resilience of your employees and C-suite.

Remote work security risks

What we offer
  • Identifying VPN and RDP vulnerabilities.
  • Checking access controls in place.
  • Testing if remote workers can recognize and handle phishing attacks.

Insider threats

What we offer
  • Investigating what security flaws malicious insiders are likely to exploit and what harm they can inflict.
  • Conducting social engineering testing to check if your employees can unintentionally break security rules.

Stolen/lost device

What we offer
  • Evaluating authorization and authentication mechanisms in place: e.g., if MFA and strong passwords are implemented.
  • Checking if corporate data is properly encrypted.

Compliance breaches

What we offer
  • Testing apps and IT infrastructure components that influence your compliance.
  • Social engineering testing to prevent security breaches due to human error.
  • Pen testing reports and attestation letters to prove your due diligence in case of a compliance audit.

Alarming Stats You Cannot Ignore

Over 25K 

new vulnerabilities were reported in 2022 (CVE Details)


was the average total cost of a data breach in 2022 (IBM)

Think About Your Security Today to Save Trouble Tomorrow

We can start shaping up an optimal penetration testing offer for you right away. Please attach your NDA and RFP documents, if any, and state a deadline for submitting a proposal.

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