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Navigation in Netsparker

We want to help you get oriented quickly. Each topic explains the main menus and areas in the window.

Netsparker Enterprise

This table lists and explains the menus in Netsparker Enterprise.

Menu

Description

Discovery

From this menu, you can display and manage all the websites that Netsparker has discovered. You can also filter and configure the discovered website lists, as well as create and exclude websites.

For further information, see Application and Service Discovery Service.

Websites

From this menu, you can view the Dashboards for an overview of the security state of all your web applications. You can also add, import, and manage websites, add and manage website Groups.

For further information, see Introduction to the Dashboards.

Scans

From this menu, you can add and manage new Scans and Group Scans, view Scan Profiles, and view and manage Recent Scans.

Scheduling

From this menu, you can schedule individual Scans and Group Scans, and display all your scheduled Scans.

For further information, see Scheduling Scans in Netsparker Enterprise.

Reporting

From this menu, you can set reporting details, and view chart reports.

For further information, see Generating and Viewing Statistical Reports in Netsparker Enterprise.

Issues

From this menu, you can view all your Issues, those that are addressed, those that are waiting for a retest, and those still to be addressed.

For further information, see Viewing Issues in Netsparker Enterprise.

Technologies

From this menu, you can view Recent Technologies discovered in scans, including a Dashboard overview.

You can also disable notifications and view reports.  

For further information, see Technologies.

Policies

From this menu, you can create, clone and optimize new Scan Policies, and create Report Policies.

Notifications

From this menu, you can create new Notifications, edit, clone, and delete Notifications, simulate Notification events, and prioritise Notification scopes.

For further information, see Managing Notifications.

Integrations

From this menu, you can select a system to integrate with Netsparker, create a new Integration, match usernames between systems, and clone, edit or delete User Mappings.

For further information, see What Systems Does Netsparker Integrate With?

Team

From this menu, you can add new Team Members, send invitations to others to join, set their permission levels, and place them into a Group.

For further information, see Managing Team Members in Netsparker Enterprise.

Activity

From this menu, you can view the activity logs of Users.

Agents

From this menu, you can configure and disable New Agents, and edit and delete New Agent Groups.

For further information, see Agents in Netsparker Enterprise On-Premises and Internal Agents in Netsparker Enterprise.

Settings

From this menu, you can check general Settings options, configure Single Sign-On details, and enable IP Address Restrictions.

The following additional settings are available in the Netsparker Enterprise On-Premises edition only: Security, Database, Email, SMS, Service Credentials, Cloud Provider, Authentication Verifier, and Licensing.

For further information, see Overview of Settings in Netsparker Enterprise.

Sign Out

Click here to sign out of Netsparker Enterprise.

Your Name

This table lists and explains the [Your Name] dropdown options in Netsparker Enterprise.

Menu

Description

User Settings

Click to open the Change User Settings window, which contains information about your user details.

For further information, see Managing Your Account Settings and Password.

Account Settings

Click to open the General Settings, which contains information about your account details. 

For further information, see General Settings.

Password

Click to open the Change Password window, from which you can change your login password.

For further information, see Managing Your Account Settings and Password.

API Settings

Click to open the API Settings window, which contains your Current Password to view your User ID, and view or reset your API Token.

For further information, see API Settings.

Two-factor Authentication

This displays the Configure Two-factor Authentication window, which contains information about the Status of and Options for enabling two-factor authentication on your account.

For further information, see Two-Factor Authentication.

License

Click to open the Account License window, which contains information about your license settings and limits. For further information, see License.

What’s New

Click to display the What's New panel. Check the option ‘Notify me about updates’.

This setting is enabled by default.

For more information, see What’s New.

Sign Out

Click here to sign out of Netsparker Enterprise.

Netsparker Standard

We want to help you get oriented quickly. Each topic explains the main menus and areas in the window.

Quick Access Toolbar

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar for access to tasks you use frequently. Its default position is above the Ribbon.

This table lists and explains the icons on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Icon

Description

New

Click to Start a New Scan (see How to Scan a Website in Netsparker Standard). Alternatively, press CTRL+N on the keyboard.

Import

Click  to Import a Netsparker Session File. Alternatively press CTRL+O on the keyboard.

Export

Click to Export your current Netsparker scan as a Netsparker Sessions file. Alternatively press CTRL+S on the keyboard.

Dropdown Arrow

Click to show or hide the above options in the Quick Access Toolbar.

The Ribbon

The Ribbon is displayed at the top of the window.

Netsparker Standard Ribbon

This table lists and explains the tabs on the ribbon in Netsparker Standard.

Tabs

Description

File

From this tab, you can import Local Scans saved in your PC, or import a scan file from a disc (or other device) or from Netsparker Enterprise. You can also export Scans to a file on your PC or Netsparker Enterprise elsewhere. You can also find out information About Netsparker, and Exit Netsparker Standard.

Home

From this tab, you can perform all the main Netsparker Standard functions:

  • Start Scan – Start a New scan, Schedule a scan, start an Incremental scan, Schedule Incremental scans, or open a New Instance of Netsparker Standard in another window for multiple scans
  • Post Scan – Rest All scans, or launch a Hawk Check
  • Scan SessionImport to Netsparker Standard, Export from Netsparker Standard, or Export To Netsparker Enterprise from Netsparker Standard.
  • Tools – Use the Scan Policy Editor and Report Policy Editor, or access further Options

View

From this tab you can display or hide the panels in the window for scans: 

  • Activity (default panel)
  • HTTP Request / Response
  • Knowledge Base Viewer 
  • Attack Radar
  • Execute SQL Commands
  • Get Shell 
  • Exploit LFI 
  • Exploit Short Names
  • Controlled Scan
  • Send To Task
  • Logs (default panel)
  • Sitemap (default panel)
  • Issues (default panel)
  • Knowledge Base (default panel)
  • Progress (default panel)
  • Request Builder 
  • Encoder
  • Reset Layout – Resets current layout to the default one

For further information about each of these panels, see Panels in the Scan Summary Dashboard.

Reporting

From this tab, you can download different types of reports in various formats:

  • Custom
  • Standard
  • Compliance
  • Analysis
  • WAF Rules
  • Lists

For further information, see Report Templates and Lists.

Help

From this tab, you can access Netsparker's technical help:

  • Documentation:
    • Help links to our Support page
    • Extensibility, Reporting, Custom Scripting and Form Authentication APIs
    • Support allows you to submit a support request
  • Application:
    • Check Updates lets you know if a new version or update is available
    • Check for VDB Update or  lets you know if a new vulnerability database has been released
    • Subscriptions lets you manage your subscription
What’s New lets you display and hide the  popup

Link

From this tab, you can view further scanning options.

  • Tools:
    • Run Controlled Scans
    • Select Send to Request Builder to create or modify imported HTTP requests, send them to the target, and analyze the HTTP responses sent back
    • Go to Identification Page
  • Copy URL or Copy as cURL
  • Open in Browser

Vulnerability

From this tab, once you click on an Issue, the Tools and Send To options are displayed.

  • Tools:
    • Retest a single vulnerability
    • Generate Exploit for CSRF and XSS vulnerabilities
    • Execute SQL Commands to run manual SQL queries to verify vulnerabilities
    • Get Shell to run commands on a shell on the target application
    • Exploit LFI to read the contents of files on the target machine
    • Exploit Short Names to define path to be exploited and display results
    • Ignore from this Scan to ignore selected vulnerabilities
  • Send To – Configure Send To Actions
  • WAF Rules –Configure Web Application Firewalls

Search

Click to display a search box and enter the name of a tab on the ribbon or a panel in the dashboard in Netsparker Standard. When the name of the item is found, click to open.

The Right-click Context Menu

When you right-click an item on the Sitemap or Issues panels, a context menu is displayed that provides a shortcut to several functions on the Ribbon.

Netsparker Standard Right-Click Image

The Panels

For further information, see Panels in the Scan Summary Dashboard.

You can search and filter in various places in Netsparker Standard. This feature provides a centralized and quick search for anything in the current scan, including among requests, responses and vulnerabilities.

You can conduct a scan search during a scan, or once it has been completed.

How to Conduct a Scan Search in Netsparker Standard

  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. With a scan running or completed, open the search dialog by pressing CTRL + K. The search dialog is displayed overlaying the scan action beneath.

  1. Enter the word or phrase on which you want to search (in this example, ‘frame’).
    • If the word or phrase is in the scan, results are displayed immediately in filtered categories

    • If the word or phrase does not occur in the scan, the box turns red.

  1. Double-click on any search result to display its details in the relevant panel.
  2. Click ESC to close the search dialog.
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