Choosing the Right Web Application Security Testing Tools

There are many web application security testing tools available on the market, but only Netsparker automatically verifies the identified vulnerabilities, allowing you to truly scale up and automate more.

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The landscape of web application security testing tools gets more cluttered by the day.

Best practices require regular web application software testing. There are a plethora of black box tools and source code analyzers to choose from, with proprietary web vulnerability scanners as well as open-source tools like Zed Attack Proxy, Vega, and Wapiti. How can you choose the ideal solution?

A comprehensive web application security testing program has many layers, but it begins with a web application scanning tool that works with your web application, identifies exploitable vulnerabilities, and helps your business remediate those issues.

Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner can bring this solid foundation to the vulnerability assessments in your application security program.

Netsparker Is Technology-Independent

Our web application scanner does not depend on the technology underlying your web application. If it is built on an open source content management system or framework, or a custom web application your internal team of developers have built, Netsparker can traverse the attack surface and find exploitable vulnerabilities.

Netsparker effectively maps out the attack surface and identifies real flaws in custom and modern HTML5, Web 2.0, Single Page applications and applications that heavily rely on technologies such as JavaScript and AJAX. It does not matter whether the back end of the application is built on PHP, Ruby, Python, or any other language. Netsparker identifies real, exploitable vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), file inclusion, remote code execution flaws and others that are listed in the OWASP Top 10 list of most critical security flaws.

Netsparker Provides Dead Accurate Results

Web application scan results only provide value if the business can rely on the findings and respond quickly. The results provided by many open source and proprietary security testing tools require hours, even days, of manual verification. Every minute spent manually verifying web application security testing results, to ensure they are not false positives, is a minute not spent fixing issues that attackers are out to target.

There is a better way: Netsparker's Proof Based ScanningTM. Unlike other security testing tools, our scan reports provide dead accurate results. The scan report shows clearly a proof of exploit, hence confirming it is not a false positive. Scan reports also contain all the information developers need, such as the payload in the HTTP request that exploited the security vulnerability such as SQL injection, XSS, or other OWASP top vulnerabilities. You do not have to take Netsparker's word for it; you can see exactly what web vulnerability was exploited, and what data is at risk.

Netsparker Makes Collaboration Easy

Web application security is is a large-scale problem, especially when a small security team in an enterprise manages hundreds or even thousands of web applications and web services. Between identifying security vulnerabilities and deploying fixes in the environment, building and maintaining a secure development lifecycle and usage lifecycle for web applications requires information security, devops, and software development teams to collaborate.

The Cloud edition of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner builds communication right in. The portal allows the security team to configure and scan web applications quickly and easily, no matter whether the scan is a routine maintenance scan or a targeted check for a brand new HTTP vulnerability. Afterwards, the web vulnerability report is published in the portal and assigned to the developers. In the portal team members can quickly identify vulnerabilities, prioritize them, and track remediation tasks in real time.

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See for yourself how Netsparker can provide a solid foundation for your web application security testing plan. Contact us today, and schedule your 15-day free trial.

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."