application penetration testing

Application Penetration Testing

Improve security with a custom penetration test.

Application Penetration Testing

Bringing develop and security testing teams to the next level.

Today, many businesses assume that the applications they use to manage their employees, vendors, and customers are secure. Yet, some of the most well-known data breaches are a result of vulnerabilities found in web and mobile applications.

Regular penetration testing is a requirement to maintain a secure digital posture. Businesses count on applications to store client data, manage inventory, monitor inventory, and conduct transactions.

Zelvin Security

Applications are built for functionality and the end user in mind, not for security. That's why one of most common attack vectors used by hackers is web application vulnerabilities according to the 2022 Verizon Breach Report.

The Zelvin Security team works with internal and third-party developers to perform automated and manual credentialed security testing against applications to attempt to circumvent security controls, access sensitive information, and administrative level permissions.

  • Our penetration testing methodologies are used to test and secure some of the most important web apps in the United States.
Zelvin Security

Proprietary Testing Methodologies

If you are looking for ethical hackers who enjoy the excitement and intensity of testing enterprise-level software with an unrelenting thirst for uncovering security flaws--you've found your team. We will help your organization build a more secure application.

Did you know Zelvin Security has been testing Web Applications since 2002?


Dynamic (DAST)

Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) is a manual penetration test against the application layer to test the security controls and attempt to:


  • Bypass normal security controls
  • Access unauthorized sensitive information (PHI, PII, PCI)
  • Elevate privileges and access administrative controls
  • Produce an unintended response
source code

Static (SAST) Source Code Review

SAST security testing is performed on the source code of an application to identify potential security vulnerabilities and identify issues such as:


  • SQL injection
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • Buffer overflows

API Testing

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) penetration testing focuses on identifying the effectiveness of existing security controls by attempting to uncover opportunities to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. 


  • Session hijacking
  • Cookie manipulation
  • Session replay
  • SQL injection, XXS, and Buffer overflows.

Development Security Operations

DevSecOps - Developing applications prior to launch utilizes a blended approach of inspecting each line of source code to ensure security measures are in place while utilizing automated source code analysis tools. By coupling a manual review with an automated tool, our security professionals create a comprehensive approach to identifying security exposures. Our DevSecOps workflow and processes improve the security of newly developed applications before production.

  • Source Code Review
  • Dynamic Application Penetration Testing
  • Static Application Penetration Testing
  • API Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Security Penetration Testing is effective in uncovering security vulnerabilities found in the security controls of mobile apps.

In a mobile first society we are using our phone as a mini-computer to email, access health records, bank online, pay invoices, and even open our hotel room door.

This instant service is convenient, but it can also be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Session hijacking, authentication errors, input validation vulnerabilities, and database command injection (SQLi) are just a few of the more common types of attacks used by nefarious actors.

mobile application penetration testing