Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

What is VAPT?

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) are security assessment services that focus on testing the security level of an organization’s applications, IT networks, and overall IT infrastructure.

The two services vary in certain aspects. Vulnerability assessment refers to the process of identifying and analyzing vulnerabilities whereas penetration testing is the process of utilizing those vulnerabilities to discover the most effective mitigation method.

Vulnerability Assessment

Recognizes the vulnerabilities that exist, but they do not distinguish between the flaws that can be exploited to cause harm and those that cannot.

Notifies organizations about the locations of pre-existing bugs in their code.

Penetration Testing

Determines whether unauthorized access or other malicious activities are feasible by attempting to exploit a system’s vulnerabilities, and evaluate which ones threaten the application.

Locates flaws that can be exploited, assesses their severity, and demonstrates how severe a flaw could be in an actual attack instead of identifying every vulnerability in a system.


Provides a more comprehensive application evaluation than any single test alone

Helps in understanding errors that can lead to major cyber attacks

Supports organizations in accomplishing compliance standards

Protects organizations from data loss, unauthorized access, and other malicious attacks

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