Estate discovery

Helping you understand your IT estate and identify where potential security issues exist

Our estate discovery service

One of the fundamental security challenges within an organisation is the visibility gap between assumed, or known infrastructure, and what exists. After all, if you can’t see a legitimate device on your network then how can you properly defend it?

Similarly, if you are missing legitimate devices, are you also missing unauthorised ones too? Devices that could provide backdoors into your network and leave your infrastructure exposed.

Whether it’s because of merger activities, personnel changes, or infrastructure changes over time, it is estimated that the average ‘shadow IT’ visibility gap in large organisations is around 40% of the total network infrastructure.

Our estate discovery service is designed to provide you with an accurate, 360-degree view of your IT estate and the assets within it, helping you make informed decisions when it comes to your security.

Understand your IT estate

Our estate discovery service provides real-time visibility of connected devices across your entire estate and the output can easily be shared with internal tools such as SIEM solutions.

Identify potential weaknesses

We will help you uncover potentially unsecure assets and look to identify potential weaknesses within your IT, weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious threats.

Support your security improvement

Our job doesn’t finish on delivery of a report, our consultants will be available following our engagement to pass on their wealth of expertise and support your improvement efforts.

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What we review

Whether you’re looking for a one-off review of your digital estate or a regular assessment, our estate discovery service is tailored to your needs, utilising both software tooling and security consultancy services to ensure you get the best possible results.

Our service typically consists of two testing phases:

Phase 1: Discovery

The discovery phase uses non-invasive techniques to gather a list of domains, IP ranges, and other assets believed to belong to the organisation. Once we have a list, we will confirm ownership of these assets and seek approval to obtain further information.

Phase 2: Active reconnaissance

During the active reconnaissance phase, network traffic will be sent directly to the approved assets, allowing us to enrich the asset register with details such as the open ports, software versions running, and screenshots of any web applications or services.

Our estate discovery process

Every estate discovery engagement goes through a rigorous process to ensure you get the best possible results for your organisation. Below we outline the key stages our engagements go through:

1. Scoping

Your dedicated account manager (AM) will work with you to understand your business and security concerns. The AM will work with the assigned Pentest consultants & your stakeholders to ensure the engagement meets your needs.

2. Proposal

A bespoke proposal of work will be drawn up based on your exact requirements. This proposal will outline the approach we intend to take, any prerequisites needed & the time required to perform the estate discovery service.

3. Engagement

Our estate discovery engagement will commence on the agreed upon date and our consultants will communicate with you throughout the process, to your set requirements.

4. Reporting

Our detailed reports can be tailored to suit your needs, providing you with a comprehensive overview of your estate, potential security concerns and our detailed security advice.

5. Post-test support

Our job doesn’t finish on delivery of a report and your consultant will be available after the engagement to explain any aspect of the report, as well as provide remediation support.

6. Further testing requirements

Once you have a complete understanding of your estate, we can work with you to understand any future information security requirements and help prioritise your next steps.

Why choose Pentest?

Our test process isn’t the only reason clients choose to work with us. Find out more about Pentest, our ethos and the support we offer our clients.

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