A Penetration Test is a technical assessment designed to achieve a specific goal (i.e. to steal data, to gain domain administrator access or modify sensitive information). A Penetration Test can be used to validate a specific configuration that is believed to be secure. Penetration testing can be performed independently or as part of a larger Enterprise Security Assessment.
Best Suited For: Organizations with a medium to high security posture who wish to validate security that is assumed to be strong.