More data breaches begin with a web application exploit than in any other way, according to the most recent DBIR. This means that your business's arsenal of penetration testing software is incomplete without a web vulnerability scanner. Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner is that tool you need.
Popular open source security tools like nmap and Metasploit Framework can be useful for network discovery and exploitation, but they are not purpose-built for web application security testing. Only a pentesting tool made to assess web applications like Netsparker will give you an accurate picture of that part of your attack surface.
During web penetration testing, your cyber security team needs to find the vulnerabilities that real-world attackers are exploiting. From SQL injection, to cross-site scripting (XSS), to the vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP top 10, Netsparker helps you find web application security issues so you can fix them before the attackers exploit them.
Your web penetration testing tools need to adapt to your environment, and Netsparker does exactly that.
Netsparker identifies vulnerabilities in web applications regardless of the technology they are built with. Whether the backend is written in Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, or any other language, whether the application is based on a popular open source project like WordPress or Joomla!, or was custom-built for the business, Netsparker can crawl it and identify critical flaws in it.
Netsparker is also a web server security software. It checks that your HTTPS / HTTP implementation is secure, and whether your web servers are running on a Linux or Microsoft Windows operating system, our vulnerability assessment solution identifies common misconfigurations that could lead to security breaches.
Exploit lies at the heart of pentesting, and our exclusive Proof Based Scanning™ technology supports that goal. Vulnerabilities identified by the Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner come with a proof of exploit: Netsparker automatically exploits identified vulnerabilities in a safe and read only manner, proving they are not false positives.
A recent web vulnerability scanner comparison test by independent security researcher Shay Chen proves it: Netsparker is the most accurate of the web security tools on the market. In a baseline designed to reflect real-world security issues, only Netsparker found every vulnerability in the test bed, including very hard variants of SQL Injection and DOM Cross-Site Scripting (DOM XSS) vulnerabilities. And, it did so without reporting a single false positive.
Netsparker's dead accurate results benefit security professionals on both the red team and the blue team.
For those focused on attacking web applications and network security flaws, having proof of exploit for each identified vulnerability can help penetration testers further analyse the network and other entry points more quickly. More accurate scan results mean that a red team can pivot more quickly into manual exploration with tools like nessus, wireshark and other command-line free open source pentesting tools found on distros like Kali Linux.
For those focused on securing the web application environment, the proof of exploit means that Netsparker's results help builders zoom in on the insecure code and develop fixes faster.
Make sure your arsenal of penetration testing tools includes the most accurate web application scanner on the market: Netsparker. Contact us to begin your free 15-day trial today, and see firsthand how our dead accurate results can strengthen your web application security program while saving you time on your security projects.