In a penetration test, ethical hackers try to mimic the actions a malicious actor would take. They try to gain access to the IT-environment through various techniques. The goal is to uncover any flaws or weaknesses within the infrastructure.
The key difference between normal and ethical hackers is the fact that ethical hackers immediately share the their findings. This gives you the opportunity to correct and fix any flaws or weaknesses that were discovered.
A penetration test gives insight into important information. If you know where to find a potential weakness, then you can solve it in time. These kind of tests always produce results that lead to improvements which make your organization more safe. In the end, they also reduce risks for the future.
And even if you think you did a great job, there will always be weaknesses found in your IT security landscape.
After the penetration test you will receive a final report with all the findings. With this information you are able to make your IT security landscape more secure. Within a blink of an eye you will find out where your critical problems are based. These recommendations give you the path to solving them.