White Box Testing
White box testing is a recent method of assessing applications and WiFi security on a network. This type of testing is also known as penetration testing which is a process of assessing and evaluating a network to ensure that the proper measures are being taken to secure the network against threats and attacks with malicious intent.
How White Box Testing Works
A white box testing appliance performs a comprehensive evaluation of the security of a network through the implementation of a testing appliance. The testing appliance goes through the network testing applications such as databases, operating systems, wireless networks, Web applications, and telephony services and evaluates them for vulnerabilities and security holes. The white box testing appliance then produces a report that is produced via the security hardware that is provided with the testing program.
Why White Box Testing is Important
White box testing is essential to reducing the probability or consequences of a network security threat. Reducing the probability of threats is also known as risk mitigation, which is the process of deploying protective programs for the purpose of securing a network and its components. Risk mitigation also protects the organization against financial losses that can occur as a result of network security threats. The other reason white box testing is important is that it helps to avoid network failure in the event of an attack.
If a network contains a security vulnerability, it will be left open to hackers who can use the vulnerability to steal financial data, banking information, and other confidential data that is related to the operations of the organization. By deploying white box testing, the company reduces the chances of these types of security threats, as well as threats to the wireless network that include bandwidth theft and other types of WiFi security breaches that compromise the operations of the network.
Benefits of White Box Testing
White box testing provides a number of benefits for organizations and companies. The primary benefit of performing white box testing is to provide continuous assurance that the network remains secure from criminals with malicious intent. Organizations and companies can accurately realize and identify the true security level of their network and WiFi applications.
White box testing also allows for in-house testing because the appliance is installed on internal hardware. This provides a way to perform tests without the testing process becoming disruptive to the overall performance of the organization. Additionally, white box testing devices can be deployed without having to reboot the entire network and they allow for periodic security scans without interrupting normal network operations.