Choosing a Free Web Application Scanner

Use a web application security scanner to run automated vulnerability assessments and identify security vulnerabilities before malicious hackers find and exploit them.

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Data breaches can cost businesses more than $3.8 million globally on average, based on IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach survey. Some mega-breaches cost hundreds of millions in legal fees, technical and operational expenses, and other associated costs from the fallout. The financial and reputational damage to your brand is be incalculable should your web applications get hacked.

Taking your web application security seriously now will save you the remediation, remuneration, and reputation costs of a data breach later.

Netsparker offers both an online edition, and Microsoft Windows desktop edition of its web application security scanner, both of which offer all of the advantages of Proof-Based Scanning™. Learn for free how we can strengthen your application security testing processes, with a 15-day trial of our web application vulnerability scanner. You do not have to be an expert. Netsparker is very easy to use and has an intuitive user interface.

Versatile Vulnerability Scanning

No matter what technology your web application is built with, our web application security scanner will find flaws so you can get to fixing them. You can scan custom-built web applications built on back-end technologies like PHP, .NET, Java and Python. It could be a complex HTML5 web application, a Single Page Application (SPA) or any other application that heavily depends on client side technologies such as JavaScript. The Chrome-based engine will crawl it and identify all attack surfaces, regardless if it is hosted on HTTP or HTTPS (SSL and TLS).

Netsparker also scans the web server on which the web application is hosted for misconfiguration. It has specific security checks for web servers such as IIS, which runs on Microsoft Windows, and Apache, which is open source and runs on Linux.

Netsparker's web application vulnerability scanner tests for real vulnerabilities that attackers look for and exploit every single day. As attackers get more sophisticated, we monitor the evolving landscape of web security vulnerabilities and add new checks. Our security scanner detects thousands of different vulnerability variants and flaws, including those listed in the OWASP top 10 list of most critical vulnerabilities in web applications, like command injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), including reflected, stored, blind and DOM-based, and SQL injection vulnerabilities.

Even better, when a vulnerability shows up on the scan report? You can be confident that it is real and not a false positive, because of the scanner’s dead accurate scan results.

Dead Accurate Security Scanner Results

With traditional web application scanning tools, your IT security team has to spend hours manually verifying scan results, and weeding out false positives. Every hour they spend manually checking those reported security vulnerabilities is an hour they cannot spend performing more advanced security testing or remediating real web application vulnerabilities.

With Netsparker's Proof-Based Scanning™ the web application scan report shows proof of exploit for the identified vulnerabilities. Dead accurate scan results save time and money at every level of the web application security process. IT security team members can quickly see exploitable vulnerabilities, see what data the attack was able to reveal, and justify remediation efforts to management.

Proof of exploit also helps developers. They can see the exploits sent by the security scanner's HTTP requests as well as the data compromised in the web application's HTTP reply to the scanner. This allows the team to more quickly locate the flaws in their source code, speeding up the time from the identification of a vulnerability to the fix being deployed.

Get Your Free Trial of Netsparker

We offer a 15-day free trial of both editions of our web application vulnerability scanner: Netsparker Standard for Windows, as well as Netsparker Team edition, our online vulnerability scanning solution.

Apply for your free trial today. See for yourself how Proof-Based Scanning™ can save you time and money, improve your web application security, and keep your corporate and client data safe.

What our customers are saying

"I had the opportunity to compare external expertise reports with Netsparker ones. Netsparker was better, finding more breaches. It’s a very good product for me."
"As opposed to other web application scanners, Netsparker is very easy to use. An out of the box installation can detect more vulnerabilities than any other scanner."
"We chose Netsparker because it is more tailored to web application security and has features that allow the university to augment its web application security needs."