In order to keep your business secure, you need a full range of IT security tools. Network security scanners and similar testing tools are useful for mapping out the IP addresses on your network and its perimeter to identifying vulnerable systems and services. Penetration testing tools help you get in the mind of an attacker to try and break into the system. Intrusion detection systems and real-time security monitoring and analysis tools such as Snort can help detect suspicious activity and identify attackers in the network.
However, these security tools do not paint the entire picture. More and more businesses are depending on web applications and the cloud to connect with customers, clients and business partners. So web application security needs to be included in your security program. To test web applications and cloud security, and be confident that they are not the weakest link in your business's data security because of the security vulnerabilities they might have, you need security software built for the purpose.
You need the Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.
Netsparker has a full suite of vulnerability checks for critical web application issues listed in the OWASP Top 10 and beyond, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), local and remote file inclusions etc. But, extensive vulnerability checks are only part of the battle: you need to be confident that your security tool’s findings are accurate.
Netsparker is the only web application security scanner that features the Proof-Based Scanning™ technology. This means when it reports security vulnerabilities, it also generates a proof of exploit. So for example, when it detects a SQL injection vulnerability it extracts data related to the database and server by exploiting the vulnerability. Therefore with a proof of exploit, Netsparker highlights the impact of the exploited vulnerability, helps developers better understand the issue, and also confirms the vulnerability is not a false positive.
That way, instead of your security team or developers spending days and weeks manually verifying results and seeding out false positives, they can get directly to higher-value tasks such as fixing the reported security vulnerabilities and performing other web security testing.
No matter how your infrastructure is configured now, or in the future, Netsparker can grow with you and your software security program.
The Netsparker Web Application Security Solution is available in two editions. The Enterprise edition is a software as a service. It can be externally hosted or run on-premises in your own data center. It provides extensive vulnerability management tools, reporting, and collaboration features that help keep security, development, and IT staff involved at every step of the web application security process. It also integrates with multiple devops frameworks and services used for interoperability and continuous integration, thus can easily fit in your secure SDLC. On the other hand, the Standard edition is perfect for individual users, particularly those who plan to use the scan results and its tools as part of their extensive web penetration testing.
The web server is also part of the attack surface that malicious hacker target. That is why Netsparker is also a web server security software - if your web application is hosted on a Linux based web server such as Apache or Tomcat, or on a Microsoft Windows IIS web server, Netsparker scans it for misconfigurations that might lead to security flaws.
Only with Netsparker’s unique trustworthy web security scan results and technology it is possible to scale up the efforts and scan thousands of web applications and web APIs within a matter of days. Because unlike when using another solution, your team does not have to verify the findings and can focus on triaging and addressing the issues.
Ensure the transition from network security to application security is a smooth and effective one. Find out how Netsparker can keep your web presence secure. Contact us today to begin your 15-day free trial.