Websites and web applications have to be online 24/7 and available to everyone, hence they are always at risk for online attacks. Several reports from industry experts show that sometimes, up to 96% of tested web applications have vulnerabilities. And while no system is completely impenetrable, that's no excuse not to take important precautions to minimize security vulnerabilities in your websites. Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, they also use web vulnerability scanners, and now pose a greater risk to the safety and privacy of business and users' data, including financial and personal information.
The Netsparker security scanner is the tool you need to do vulnerability assessments, identify vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) to help keep your website secure. Netsparker identifies security holes in your websites, web applications and web services automatically, so you'll know as soon as there's a potential problem.
Even though resources and time are limited, web application security isn't where you should pinch pennies. Vulnerability assessment software is one way to help ease the load of your IT teams, because they allow you to automate more, therefore you do not need to pay for expensive security professionals. Vulnerability scanners will flag any weaknesses or threat risks so they can be addressed as soon as possible.
Routine vulnerability assessments with a vulnerability scanner software are one of the best ways to help keep your website, web application and also web server safe. This technology cuts down the time it takes to identify vulnerabilities in web applications and get accurate results, making it possible to scale up the security of your online websites.
There are a lot of website vulnerability scanners out there, and it can be hard to figure out which one offers you the best website security solution. However, there are a few reasons why the Netsparker online vulnerability scanner should be the vulnerability scanner of your choice.
Netsparker uses the exclusive technology Proof-Based Scanning™. This technology, pioneered by us completely eliminates the need to manually check the security scan results for false positives, saving you time and energy while helping you prevent a hacked website.
Netsparker’s security scanning works by first identifying all the possible attack surfaces on websites, then attacks them, and once it finds a security vulnerability it automatically exploits it, and thus confirming they are not a false positive. And with the proof of exploit for any noted vulnerabilities, you'll have full confidence in the results of each scan and be able to immediately act to remediate them. For example if it identifies a SQL Injection vulnerability, in the proof of exploit Netsparker reports the data it managed to extract from the web application by exploiting the reported security vulnerability in the scan report.
Netsparker is also a web server security scanner, i.e. also scans the web server for possible misconfigurations, so you ensure that your online web servers do not have any possible flaws malicious hackers can exploit. And if it identifies off the shelf web applications, such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla content management systems, or frameworks such as Google Web Toolkit, Netsparker will scan them to ensure they are not old and vulnerable versions of the software.
Once the security scanning is finished you can generate a technical report for your developers to help them understand the issues and how to remediate them, an executive report to give them an overview of the security posture of all web apps, and a PCI DSS compliance, HIPAA or other reports to ensure your web applications meet the strict regulatory compliance requirements.
Take advantage of top of the line website vulnerability scanning technology to keep your websites, web applications and web services secure and protect your sensitive business and cardholder data. Netsparker is available as a Windows-based desktop application and online web application security solution. The online solution can also be hosted on private clouds and it is very easy to integrate it in your SDLC, DevOps and other services such as a vulnerability management system. You can also export the scan results as web application firewall rules to temporary block exploitation of security vulnerabilities until they are fixed.
If you're still on the fence about which online vulnerability scanner to try, you can see for yourself why leading companies across many industries trust Netsparker for their website security. Sign up for your free demo today and see why Netsparker is the right security tool for your business.