SECWATCH is a Dutch based company that provides penetration testing, security auditing and compliance checks to a variety of organizations in Holland and abroad, ranging from small businesses to enterprises. They have been leading the security industry for a number of years now because of their unique approach, and the clear and practical advice and remediation suggestions they provide to their customers.
As part of their service offerings, SECWATCH does web application security audits. Originally the company started off by using a combination of open source web security tools and manual web application security audits.
As the demand for their web security services grew, and the web applications they were auditing became bigger and more complex, they encountered two main pitfalls:
Because of the problems SECWATCH were encountering while delivering their web application security services, and to ensure they could continue to provide top quality service at an affordable price, they had to look for an automated web vulnerability scanner.
Like many other organizations who needed such a tool, SECWATCH were not just looking for a good web vulnerability scanner; they were looking for a complete solution.
They needed a software that enabled them to automate the process and save time by producing accurate results, and a software company that was always there when they needed support.
As many security professionals know well, web application security is not a straightforward business. So when buying a web vulnerability scanner it is not just about how good the scanner is, and how many vulnerabilities it can detect, but it is also about the support the software company can provide you with and the continuous development of the scanner.
SECWATCH has been using Netsparker alongside several other tools for over three years, with Netsparker being the leading tool for web security audits. They do not intend to switch to another solution any time soon, because as Henk-Jan states: "We have contacted Netsparker support several times, because when using such an advanced tool it is normal to question some things, or even some results sometimes. Netsparker's support response has always been beyond expectation in terms of time, availability and providing the actual solution".
Netsparker also releases updates and new product versions frequently to ensure that all of its users can stay a step ahead of malicious attackers.
Each new update and version contains new web application security tests and a number of features that enables its users to automate the process as much as possible.
SECWATCH specializes in providing solutions for information and network security. SECWATCH unique approach and vision ensures that your business is optimally protected. SECWATCH not only look at the hardware and software solutions, but also to the organizational aspects, such as a solid security and enforcement. SECWATCH sees information security as an integral business process and therefore in addition to technical recommendations they give advice in the areas of management, organizational and business structure. And this makes SECWATCH approach unique in the industry.
“Netsparker are not just another vendor from where we purchase any other software, they are like business partners. We have to trust their products do a good job to ensure the security of our cloud-based platforms, else our business’ reputation could on the line. And Netsparker have earned such trust.”Read the RPM
"As opposed to other web application scanners we used, Netsparker is very easy to use and does not require a lot of configuring. An out of the box installation of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner can detect more vulnerabilities than any other web application..."Read the ING
“We like Netsparker not only because it is able to be configured quickly, but also the scans themselves are completed quickly, reliably and without false positives (a large timesaver in and of itself).”Read the Sumeru