More than 70% of websites are vulnerable to a potential outside attack, even if they are using SSL and TLS. In fact, a recent report from Positive Technologies concluded that online hackers seeking users’ information could access sensitive data in nearly half—44%—of the web applications that were tested. Web application security vulnerabilities come from the code your developers write, misconfigured web servers, and software. Hackers are constantly probing websites to discover security holes they can exploit for a variety of reasons.
Further, the kind of information hackers can gain access to also varies and may include financial services material or user profile data. Though the fast-changing environment and changing access portals that web applications allow make it difficult to keep your websites secure, there is still much that you can do to proactively protect your information assets by finding out where your web vulnerabilities exist. For this, you should use the Netsparker’s website files scanner to automated your security testing.
Every three years, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) releases its Top Ten list of web security risks and prioritizes them based on their popularity. Many of the same threats appear repeatedly. Although web security experts are able to identify the issues they still haven't been able to prevent them completely. But with the Netsparker security scanner, you can automate the vulnerability assessments which allows you to identify security vulnerabilities as they arise and then work with your IT team to quickly remediate them.
Hackers use automated web application scanners to identify security issues and technical vulnerabilities such as SQL Injections in your web applications that they can use to their advantage. Incorporating an automated security scanner into your IT security plan will help you stay one step ahead of those that seek to gain access to your privileged information. It only takes one data breach to erode clients’ trust so don't let that happen.
Netsparker’s web application security scanner works to identify and then report web application vulnerabilities, and web server misconfigurations, including those that appear on the OWASP Top Ten list. These vulnerabilities include common threats like SQL injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and they also include emergent threats that are constantly evolving.
Netsparker's unique dead accurate Proof-Based ScanningTM does not stop at vulnerability reporting. It also provides you with a proof of exploit, so you know that the scan results are not false positives. For example in case it identifies a SQL Injection vulnerability, in the proof of exploit the scanner extracts data related to the database, also highlighting the impact the vulnerability can have on the web application. That means you can have confidence in your results and eliminates additional steps to double-check report results. All web applications have security holes, but you can't address them unless you first discover them.
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