A CMS Vulnerability Scanner to Prevent Hacks | Netsparker

Content management systems (CMS) enable you to better manage your website and automate more. However they are prone to having security flaws, hence why you need to use the Netsparker vulnerability scanner.

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If your business uses a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla!, you need to take security seriously. These popular frameworks are well documented, easily configurable, and full-featured. But, they are also attractive to attackers. You need a web application vulnerability scanner that can give you continued confidence that your CMS-based pages are secure and ready for production. You need Netsparker.

Why You Need CMS Security

Content Management Systems are popular because of their familiarity and ease of use.

But, attackers also know how popular platforms like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla! are. The prevalence and extensive documentation of these open source CMS frameworks mean it is easy for them to enumerate lists of target URLs. In fact they use free WordPress vulnerability scanners to constantly scan for these platforms, looking especially for instances in which the core or installed plugins are not updated to the latest version, and then move on to a long list of attacks.

Common vulnerabilities in CMS platforms can take many forms, including OWASP Top 10 web application issues and beyond. Since the path to a CMS login page is well-known, attackers often launch brute-force credential scanning, trying to find critical accounts with bad passwords. File inclusion vulnerabilities can allow unauthorized users to read text files on the web server, including directory listings and password hashes. Attackers also take advantage of SQL injection vulnerabilities to read or alter databases behind the application. Code injections are another common security flaw in CMS plugins; they can allow malicious users to add PHP or JavaScript code to a page, steal information entered by users, and embed further malware downloads on the page.

Netsparker Secures Your CMS, And More

Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner moves at the speed of the threat landscape. As new CMS vulnerabilities arise, we publish new security checks, so you can scan your web applications, identify websites that need security updates, and fix security flaws before the attackers arrive. These vulnerability checks are automatically added to the Netsparker online web vulnerability security scanner as they are released. The Desktop Edition, which is particularly useful for individuals doing web penetration testing, gets the same updated vulnerability checks, and updating is easy.

Unmatched Accuracy

Netsparker is the only vulnerability scanner with Proof-Based Scanning™. The security vulnerability findings come with proof of exploit: highlighting the actual exploited data and the impact the exploit has on the vulnerable website. That way, instead of having to spend hours manually verifying false positives, analysts can go straight to prioritizing remediation activities, and then move on to other valuable tasks. And, with Netsparker's dead accurate findings, the CMS team can quickly hone in on the vulnerable plugins or code and update them to a more secure version.

Unmatched Versatility

Of course, Netsparker is more than just a CMS vulnerability scanner: it is the foundation of a future-proof web application security program. If your business also uses custom web applications, it gives you the same dead accurate results as for websites based on a CMS. And, if your business decides in the future to change CMS platforms or move completely to a custom solution? It makes no sense to depend on a single tool whose main purpose is a CMS scanner, but cannot grow and change with your business. No matter the underlying platform, no matter the programming language, the Netsparker vulnerbility assessment solution works.

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Don't leave your CMS security to chance. Contact us today to begin your 15-day free trial of Netsparker, and see how easy it is to strengthen your web security.

What our customers are saying

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