Penetration Testing

Identify and secure vulnerabilities in your systems to keep your organisation’s data and reputation safe
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Simulated attacks by an award-winning penetration testing company

Penetration testing (also known as pen testing or ethical hacking) simulates an attack on your organisation’s computer systems, networks or web applications in order to identify vulnerabilities that a real attacker could potentially exploit.

As an award winning, CREST certified penetration testing company, CQR’s experts think and work like real hackers. We use the latest industry best practices and bespoke in-house tools to test your current security controls to the limits. As well as identifying any vulnerabilities we’ll also advise you on how to address each of them before a real incident occurs.

The benefits of penetration testing services

A penetration test will help you understand how vulnerable your systems and data could be to a hacker. Our clients are often surprised by how easy our experienced team find it to bypass existing security controls and access restricted systems.

With a clearer, independent view of the severity of any vulnerabilities we can then guide you through recommended remedial actions to reduce the likelihood of a potentially costly cyber breach. Other benefits of our penetration testing services include:

  • Reassurance that your current security approaches meet relevant compliance standards and regulations such as GDPR, PCI DSS and ISO 27001
  • Improve the security and integrity of your information systems
  • Minimise the risk of disruption to your day-to-day business
  • Avoid the reputational damage caused by a breach
  • Identify any misconfigured systems or software
  • Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your customer and suppliers data.

Comprehensive penetration testing reports

Once our highly qualified penetration testing consultants have discovered and exploited any vulnerabilities they will analyse the results and provide you with a comprehensive report detailing the key findings.

The report will include a full evaluation of current security controls and recommendations of how to reduce the risks of each issue identified. We’ll give you all of the information you need, in plain English.

At CQR we live and breathe cyber security. Hundreds of organisations worldwide trust us as their go-to penetration testing company. Our thorough tests by world-class experts will find the subtlest of issues with no disruption to your business. We can support you with a full range of tests, including:

  • Internal network penetration testing
  • Application penetration testing
  • Mobile device testing
  • Wireless network penetration testing
  • Web application and website penetration testing
  • Database configuration reviews
  • Physical site access and more.


The purpose of penetration testing (also called ethical hacking or pen testing) is to test the effectiveness of the security controls of computer systems, networks or web applications by carrying out a simulated attack, as a hacker would. This helps to identify any potential vulnerabilities that can then be fixed to reduce the risks of a real-life cyber security attack.

Although pen testing isn’t a legal requirement, it is increasingly used as a way to demonstrate full compliance with relevant standards. For example, under GDPR it is a requirement to keep personal data safe – a comprehensive penetration test can help demonstrate your commitment to doing this and ensure your current security controls are as effective as they should be. The payment card industry data security standard also specifies the need for regular penetration testing. If you’re unsure of the requirements in your industry please contact us for advice.

This largely depends on the size and nature of your organisation. At a minimum we recommend that you should carry out tests annually or whenever adding a new system or application. Contact us to get more specific advice based on your situation.

With a wide range of different types of test available penetration test prices can vary considerably so it is difficult to give a specific average cost. To get a free, no obligation quote simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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