Mobile Application Testing

Comprehensive penetration testing that identifies
design defects, vulnerabilities, and security
weaknesses in mobile applications.

Protect your mobile business and mobile applications from cyber threats with advanced mobile security testing.


Throughout the mobile application penetration testing process, automated, as well as comprehensive manual testing, will be used to identify all application and business-logic related vulnerabilities. At MainNerve, all of our security tests go beyond national standards such as NIST, and come with a detailed final report that includes an executive summary, a listing of risk ratings, remediation recommendations, and more


MainNerve mobile application penetration testing is designed to test your mobile applications and uncover potential exposures and vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a hacker. Our expert mobile application testing simulates the attacks of a real-world hacker; and includes specialized vulnerability assessments, automated scans, and manual techniques, that all work together to reduce false positives and keep you one step ahead of hackers.

Test your mobile application against:

Insecure Data Storage

Poor Authentication & Authorization

Data Flow Issues

Improper Session Handling

Server-Side Controls

Data Leakage

Deficient Transport Layer Protection


And more…


MainNerve’s mobile application security testing is designed to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploiting using applications on mobile phones. MainNerve utilizes a highly-manual approach to discovering contextual security vulnerabilities that are specific to mobile applications. Help your mobile apps excel in the market with a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manually identify critical mobile application vulnerabilities… and realize a resilient mobile app that can withstand sophisticated cyber threats.

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The understanding phase of the mobile application testing process is vital to the success of the test. It is very important that the security testing team fully understands each of the features/functions in the application. The team does this by browsing through the application, going through the user manuals or if required a walkthrough of the application along with the application owner or developers. We work with you to ensure we are fully aware of its aims, functions, etc.

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MainNerve mobile application penetration tests focus on the goals of your adversary, namely what they want to achieve. The Threat Profile comprises a list of all the threats we have identified and becomes the starting point for our subsequent tests. We share this with you and ask for your feedback, in particular to ensure that we have not overlooked anything, nor exaggerated a threat. The final threat profile is then used to drive the test plan. This begins by mapping each threat in the threat profile to specific pages on your site. For example, the threat of an adversary can steal user credentials stored on the mobile. The test plan then identifies all the attacks MainNerve needs to carry out to assess each specific threat. For example, the MainNerve security engineer might navigate to the application directory and study the preferences file, xml file, plist file, or SQLite databases.

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Once the test plan and test cases are prepared and approved by a senior member of the team, the mobile app testing phase begins. This will comprise a combination of manual and automated checks and will adhere to the test plan. During the course of testing the security engineer may identify additional tests or attacks to perform, in which case he updates the test plan and performs the subsequent new tests. The test plan forms the basis of the testing. The team takes up the threats one by one and starts performing the tests. If a test case is successful it is marked as unsafe in the test plan.

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At MainNerve, we consider the final phase of the mobile application penetration testing process, reporting, to be the most crucial and instrumental step. And we take great care to demonstrate the value of the test and our findings. During this phase, a final report is prepared… detailing all the vulnerabilities found in the mobile application, including their respective solutions. The report is sent to the client after it has been reviewed internally.




Web App Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing is designed to assess and test the state of your web-facing applications, and provide actionable remediation recommendations for enhancing your security. Ensure that your web applications are protected from malicious cyber threat actors. MainNerve web app pen tests are designed to review all types of web servers.


Compliance Solutions

MainNerve’s compliance solutions are designed to help fill one of the biggest challenges for businesses: staying in alignment with the exhaustive list of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) requirements. From PCI DSS and HIPAA, to CJIS and FINRA, MainNerve can help your business navigate the GRC landscape with specialized penetration tests.


API Testing

API Testing is a type of software testing that involves testing application programming interfaces directly, and as part of integration testing, to determine if they meet expectations for functionality, reliability, performance, and security. Ensure that APIs into your site, or API calls from your site to a third-party service, aren’t vulnerable to cyber threats.