Nexigen Penetration Testing

Reveal vulnerabilities and risks within your organization.

The Nexigen Cybersecurity Penetration testing process starts with a vulnerability scan to create a security baseline and bring visibility to potential security threats.

Then we start a penetration test that attempts to bypass network cybersecurity and achieve administrative access to the network with the information collected by the vulnerability scan.​

You will receive a detailed report that provides the findings and techniques used to gain administrative access—a summary report with recommendations and actionable items. ​

The final reports will be delivered a few weeks after the testing is concluded, depending on the volume of findings. We will set a more exact timeframe when testing is concluded.

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Penetration testing methodology

Basic Pen Testing Services

External Scan

External Scan is a full report on discovered flaws, including deep-dive vulnerability scanning and validation of threats. It tests for OWASP top 10 as well other standard web development issues; this ensures your site has no vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers who want access to sensitive information like usernames or credit card numbers!

Internal Scan

The network scanning and analysis tools help keep your systems safe from hackers. We can scan for configuration errors, known cybersecurity vulnerabilities (and any other dangerous thing lurking inside), and review reports if legitimate issues are lurking!

Social Engineering Test

With a Social Engineering penetration test, you can test your security by pretending like there’s an emergency with 5 USB drops or spear phishing attempts which could result in credential harvesting if successful!

Some phone-based social engineers use this technique too-so don’t let anyone take advantage of your employees.

Vulnerabilities & Exploits

Bugs are a common occurrence in the process of building and coding technology. If you make mistakes in your code or data center, others can take advantage of them for nefarious purposes. This could lead to them exploiting vulnerabilities your organization/company has exposed.

Advanced Pen Testing Services


Network penetration tests are the next logical progression of cybersecurity testing following vulnerability scans.​ These tests attempt to bypass cybersecurity by exploiting vulnerabilities.​

Network penetration tests are performed by a certified ethical hacker constrained by the scope of engagement.​ ​

Penetration tests exploit systems’ external, internal, and application weaknesses using manual and automated attack techniques to accomplish the stated goal.


Application Pen Tests will attempt to break or trick the application by injecting malicious data, bypassing logins, elevating a user’s permissions or access, extracting data from the application, or denying the users the ability to use the application.

Application Pen Tests validate if the application follows secure programming techniques like validating inputs, catching HTML injection, preventing SQL injections, preventing cross-site scripting, and validating users. ​

Nexigen works with clients to determine rules of engagement to measure success.​

Social Engineering Test

Social Engineering Penetration tests utilize techniques like physical reconnaissance, phishing ( spear phishing, phone phishing, email phishing), USB drops, credential harvesting, and impersonation to access a designated target.​

Nexigen works with clients to determine rules of engagement to measure success.

The goal is to help organizations understand the attack vectors used against them by manipulating their people and processes.

Vulnerabilities & Exploits

The scope of vulnerability scans can include network, hardware, operating systems, and software.​

Known vulnerabilities are scored based on a standard system used to evaluate several vulnerability factors, such as the complexity and likelihood of exploit.​

Vulnerability scans require a trained cybersecurity professional to interpret the results to assess the actual risk to an organization.​

Vulnerability scans are typically the first step of a cybersecurity assessment or penetration test.

Joseph Schimpf

I’ll Have What They’re Having

We have been Nexigen customers for 10+ years, and we consider them a vital part of our team. The multiple layers of service that Nexigen provides set them apart from other IT providers and give my firm the quick answers we need at times, as well as the expertise for bigger issues or upgrades. The Nexigen Help Desk is always accessible to troubleshoot minor issues that might arise, while the sales and experienced tech staff that really understand our firm’s existing systems and needs are also just a phone call away. The biggest differentiators that I have noticed are 1) accessibility and responsiveness and 2) accurate pricing and timing estimates.

Joseph Schimpf, Schimpf, Ginocchio, Kehres & Clark, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
maria reynolds

Nexigen provides all our IT Infrastructure. The one-stop Help Desk for our employees allows our internal IT department to stay focused on software applications and business support. As well, Nexigen provides on-site services upon request. The knowledgeable staff and flexibility in services are perfect for our mid-size Company. Nexigen’s IT support of our infrastructure has enabled exponential expansion of finance branches and retail locations.

Maria Reynolds, IT Administrator, Eagle Finance, Florence, KY

Piece of Mind – Sleep Well at Night!
The biggest benefit of using Nexigen is a piece of mind. Knowing that they are managing our IT and watching our back is a tremendous benefit to us. I like to sleep well at night and knowing that Nexigen will be there for us when we need them most lets me do that. They respond timely and have most issues resolved in a short amount of time. Even issues I expect to take considerable time are resolved quicker than I expect. You aren’t going to find more knowledgeable IT people that are easier to work with than Nexigen. Just do it!

Mark Bates, Chief Operating Officer, Wealthquest, Cincinnati, OH

A True Partner Developing Solutions for the Future.
Nexigen has been a true partner for us. They really take the time to understand our future goals and provide solutions not just for the moment but the future of our organization.

Jeremy Bolling, CFO, Conger Construction Group, Lebanon, OH
IT Administrator Cincinnati Ohio

Trustworthy and Honest Company

I joined Crown Plastics in November 2021, and thus picked up where my predecessor left off with Nexigen and the project they had started here at Crown.

The first step to success was meeting and working with Robert Thompson and the team working to make our company more secure and capable to handle any downtime that we might experience. The options and offerings that Nexigen provided are top notch and customizable to the business needs. In fact, Nexigen keeps growing and offering more programs and services to keep pace with the worlds growing threats and monitoring challenges.

There is always a difference between choosing a service and choosing a partner providing a service. Nexigen sets themselves apart in this manner from other companies… and when approached by other companies, (and we always are)  they can’t stack up to the services provided. Or the people that provide that customer service.

In summary, if you are looking for a straightforward, honest company to provide you with the technology to take your business to the next level, the partner that will look out for your business and protect your blindside, choose Nexigen.

James Thomas, Crown Plastics, Cincinnati, OH

Responsive and Knowledgeable – Leave Your IT to the Pros.

Nexigen allows us to focus on our core business instead of worrying about managing our IT infrastructure. Also, they were able to quickly recover from a ransomware attack quickly and efficiently with very little interruption to our operations. The team is responsive and knowledgeable. I always get through promptly when support is required.

Paul Hayes, President, Able Tool, Cincinnati, OH
Curtis Edwards

Have an IT Guy in Every Cubicle!

There have been many positive changes since Nexigen started serving our IT needs, but the most noticeable change is the near-instant service any day any time. And it’s not just answering the phone, they are almost always able to fix my problem very quickly. It’s like having an IT guy in every cubicle. The instant response and fast resolution of issues it what sets Nexigen apart. Don’t hesitate, they prove their worth immediately. You have all the resources you need without paying them to game in the server room. If that is appealing to you, do it!

Curtis Edwards, ThreeBond International, West Chester, OH

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