So like most people who do pentesting, I am always strapped for time and always have way too many things on my plate. So, what I have done over the years is try to automate the things I do on a regular basis. This allows me to repeat the results consistently. It also allows me to run a consistent pentest weekly, monthly, or however often I need to schedule them to be done.
I will go ahead and tell you now, these tests are extremely noisy. They generate a lot of traffic, and I don’t try to slide under any IDS’s or anything else. Why? Because I am authorized to conduct these penetration tests.