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Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing

Last updated 11th May 2021

Objective

Web PaaS understands the need for application owners to ensure the integrity, and standards compliance, of their applications. Because there could be adverse impacts to other clients which would violate our terms of service, we only permit certain types of tests.

Approved Activities

  • Vulnerability scanning of your web application. You are free to perform this as often as required without approval from Web PaaS.
  • Web application penetration tests that do not result in high network load. You are free to perform this as often as required without approval from Web PaaS.

Prohibited Activities

  • Vulnerability scanning of web applications which you do not own.
  • Denial of Service tests and any other type of testing which results in heavy network load.
  • Social engineering tests of Web PaaS services including falsely representing yourself as a Web PaaS employee.
  • Infrastructure penetration tests for non-Dedicated-Enterprise customers. This includes SSH and database testing.

Rate Limits

  • Please limit scans to a maximum of 20 Mbps and 50 requests per second in order to prevent triggering denial of service bans.

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