Penetration Testing

Identify Threats, Find Vulnerabilities, Prevent Attacks, Secure Your Organization

JANUS – Better By Far

JANUS Associates provides industry-leading penetration testing services that help protect your operation from cyber threats.

Our team of certified security experts utilizes ethical hacking methodologies to identify vulnerabilities and minimize the risk footprint for clients. Our 3+ decades of experience cover all sectors including government, commercial, critical infrastructure, education, and non-profits.


This breadth and depth of knowledge allow us to see many things that others often miss. JANUS provides comprehensive assessments of your organization’s external and internal networks, along with web-facing applications to detect weaknesses and potential attack vectors.

Our advanced tools and proprietary methodologies coupled with careful analysis and manual exploitation provide your team with accurate results tailored to your specific infrastructure and requirements. Our commitment to exceptional service makes JANUS a reliable partner and an intelligent business decision on your part for your cybersecurity projects.


What Makes a JANUS Standard or Advanced Pen Test Better?

JANUS utilizes industry-recognized tools and best practices coupled with proprietary methodologies that continuously evolve as the threat landscape changes. Our Testing team is comprised of senior-level personnel each with at least 8 years of experience. No juniors, no B-team, no BS. Our clients tell us that a JANUS report is the most comprehensive yet easiest-to-understand report they have ever received.

We practice a “No Gotcha” policy and never point fingers. Our goal is to give you accurate and actionable information devoid of false positives. We work closely with you to improve your security posture, and since we don’t sell any hardware or software, we never look to find problems (or create them) as a means to sell you something else.

Think about it; how many times have you received a report that says something like your firewalls are end-of-life, and the next thing you know, the salesperson is saying, “Have I got a firewall for you!” You will never hear that from JANUS, we are honest, ethical, and here to offer you sound advice and that is why our clients are some of the most recognizable entities in the public and private sectors including:

  • Federal, State, and Municipal Government Agencies
  • Commercial Entities
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Banking and Financial
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • K-12 and Higher Education
  • Non-Profits


Lots of companies offer Penetration Testing, external, internal, and even web application testing. Very few offer truly advanced penetration testing, but JANUS takes it substantially beyond the conventional.

JANUS Advanced Penetration Testing services utilize tools and techniques that most firms don’t even know exist. These specialized tools are available only to government agencies and select security consultancies and are the same tools that cybercriminals and nation-states are using in ongoing attacks, worldwide.

Requirements to obtain this technology are stringent and those wishing to obtain it are thoroughly vetted. Requirements include longevity in the industry (JANUS has been in business since 1988), levels of employee certification and experience, size and sophistication of clients, testing of potential users by the vendor, and a very strict licensing agreement that speaks to when and how the application will be used. The entire vetting process takes upwards of 6 to 8 weeks and most firms fail.

These Advanced Penetration Testing tools and techniques allow our team to evade detection of most intrusion detection systems and in doing so gives JANUS testers a foothold within the network. This foothold allows us to silently surveil the network undetected as we probe for additional weaknesses and areas we can pivot to.


With 30+ Years of experience, JANUS is well known for quality testing services including:

  • External penetration testing
  • Internal penetration testing
  • Web application penetration testing
  • Advanced Persistent testing
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Wireless Penetration testing
  • Cloud Penetration testing
  • Social engineering including Phishing, Pretexting, SMS, Whaling
  • Network Segmentation review and testing
  • Mobile application penetration testing
  • Internet of Things assessments
  • Physical (onsite) Social Engineering


Depending on the sector you're in, you may be required to test against a specific framework or even multiple frameworks. That is what we are here for! JANUS can assist you in mapping the appropriate framework(s) to your specific compliance requirements. We are one of the few firms that have extensive experience in testing all major frameworks, including, but not limited to:

  • CIS (Center for Internet Security
  • CISQ (Consortium for IT Software Quality)
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT)
  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • International Office of Standardization (ISO) 27001, 27002
  • National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF)
  • National Institute of Technologies (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • National Institute of Technologies (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • National Institute of Technologies NIST Special Publication Controls 800-53, 800-171
  • New York Department of Financial Services (23 NYCRR 500)
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation – Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP)
  • Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)
  • Service Organization Control (SOC) Type 2
  • Transportation Systems Sector (TSS) Cybersecurity Framework

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