Choosing a Website Vulnerability Scanner

A good website vulnerability scanner is easy to use, can scan our websites without requiring a lot of configuration changes, and automatically verifies the identified vulnerabilities so you can start working on the remedies straight away.

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According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, web application hack attacks are the top source of cyber breaches today. Web applications are available round the clock on the constantly-changing internet, where vulnerability scanning is the order of the day.

Security vulnerabilities such as SQL Injections and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) allow malicious hackers to undermine the integrity of your website or web application, put your users at risk of having their sensitive data such as credit card details stolen, and even redirected them to websites infected with malware or phishing sites. That’s why if you don’t already have a robust website security plan in place, leveraging a tool like Netsparker’s free website vulnerability scanner for security scanning and vulnerability assessments is key.

Modern Web Applications Require Modern Security Testing Tools

Traditional firewalls and TLS / SSL (HTTPS) do not provide protection against web application hacking since intrusions happen via the same protocols—HTTP and HTTPS—that are used to transmit information to trusted users. Organizations seeking to build and maintain a web vulnerability management and penetration testing program need to look beyond open source web security scanners. They should look for automated scanning tools and vulnerability scanners to help them assess the security posture of their web applications, so they can focus their energies on any needed remediation.

Netsparker's Security Scanner Is Built for the Dynamic & Modern Web Applications

The Netsparker web application security scanner can crawl the most complex of web applications, quickly and accurately. Further, it uses the information it gathers throughout its crawling phase to conduct an optimized, lightning-fast vulnerability scans. Results can be displayed in a variety of report styles including a Detailed Scan Report, a Comparison Report, or OWASP Top Ten Compliance Report. Other custom reporting needs are also supported.

Both our online web vulnerability scanner and the on premise edition are easy-to-use and well supported—after a simple sign up, you will be up and running quickly. Netsparker takes a holistic look at your web applications—reviewing both front and back end, and also the configuration of your web servers.

Core Benefits of Netsparker

Netsparker is the first and only scanner that uses Proof-Based ScanningTM technology during security scanning. This means that it is able to verify the web application vulnerabilities by generating a Proof of Exploit. This results in dead accurate website security scan reports without false positives.

Other features include:

  • AJAX/JavaScript vulnerability scanning engine that can crawl and interpret any type of website, including modern HTML5, Web 2.0 applications and Single Page Applications (SPA), which rely heavily on client-side scripting, including custom code execution, AJAX operations, and more
  • Netsparker Hawk, a vulnerability testing infrastructure that identifies complex vulnerabilities like Out-of-Band SQL-injection, Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF), and Blind Cross-site scripting (XSS) testing, and others
  • Ability to integrate easily with other security tools in a secure SDLC and DevOps environment
  • World class support, at no additional charge

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."

Save your security team hundreds of hours with Netsparker's web security scanner.

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