A solid web security plan goes far beyond web application firewalls (WAF). The 21st century web requires a more modern defense.
Yes a web application firewall can be part of your web application security plan, and can certainly serve as good DDoS protection. Also, online web application firewall services such as Sucuri and Cloudflare can also provide a content delivery network service and block the majority of attacks in real-time, however they don’t fully close the loop on security vulnerabilities in your web applications. They can only block malicious attacks, but do not secure your web applications.
So to be serious about the security of your online environment and cloud security, it is essential to conduct regular vulnerability assessments with a reliable, enterprise-grade web application vulnerability scanner--and Netsparker offers the best option for this and as an Incapsula alternative.
The Netsparker security platform meets all expectations when it comes to identifying vulnerabilities that appear on the OWASP Top Ten List like Cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection, and thousands of others. Additionally, not only does Netsparker identify and report these vulnerabilities, but it does so with a high level of detail--reporting not only the vulnerability type but its variant example as well.
Web application firewalls like the Imperva Incapsula may mitigate some application layer attacks, however they can only do so for known attacks. Even worse, online web application firewalls have generic rules, so unless you are using an off the shelf web application such as WordPress, or Joomla! So they work well for WordPress security, however they might block a lot of legitimate traffic, or allow malicious traffic through.
A web application firewall is not a complete security solution on its own. You should use as an additional layer of security, for mitigation of DDoS attacks, for caching and to improve your site’s load times, however you should never totally depend on it.
Netsparker, however, offers website security that drills down and identifies the specific type of vulnerability. All without false positives. This specificity allows Netsparker to rapidly pinpoint DOM XSS, Command injection, Blind command injection, Remote code injection, HTTP header injection, and other vulnerabilities that may exist in the wild. Netsparker goes far beyond the basics.
While Imperva Incapsula has some similarities to Netsparker's web-based web applications security scanner in terms of its objectives, the commonalities end there. For large scale businesses that may have complex IT security needs, Netsparker's robust security scanning application is poised to meet the challenge. And where Incapsula lacks a clear support structure, Netsparker shines, offering both phone and online support from a team that knows its product and knows the challenges that you might face. Netsparker offers a wide range of tools that help facilitate everything from team collaboration to report generation.
Netsparker's unique Proof-based Scanning™ technology is a key distinction that sets it apart from other tools. Not only can scanning be automated, but reporting is automated as well. To save your time and resources, the system generates a proof of concept or proof of exploit once it identifies a vulnerability. This eliminates the need to manually verify report results--saving your team time and energy that can be reallocated toward other preventative measures. Once in position, Netsparker works to equip your IT department with the external resources they will need to communicate potential vulnerabilities.
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