Articles on: General Questions (Pentest)

Is there any downtime when a vulnerability scan or a Pentest is happening?

We've not had a situation where Astra's vulnerability scanner or Pentest has caused any downtime. This is because:

Our vulnerability scanner sends requests in a controlled manner to your application
The intent of a Pentest is not to stress test the application but to uncover vulnerabilities in the application
A Pentest or a Vulnerability Scan is different from DDoS testing. We do not perform any DDoS testing which often leads to you having a downtime

We do recommend running the scan & Pentest in staging environment. Why's that? Find out in the help article below 👇

Should I run a vulnerability scan on Production or Staging environment?

Updated on: 24/01/2023

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