Though modern web applications and the cloud have brought us many advantages, it has also introduced much more complexity into online environments. In addition, smartphones and various technological platforms have created conditions where web application vulnerabilities abound, making web application security a real challenge!
For bad actors that are always seeking access to your organization's information assets, the modern web provides them with many opportunities to infiltrate your system's firewalls and other legacy security measures. These protections are not foolproof, nor do they identify security vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS).
Thinking proactively about website and web application security is necessary within today's cloud-based and complex environments. Adding scanning tools such as a website vulnerability scanner to your IT & application security arsenal is essential. Though many open source website vulnerability scanners and other open source tools exist to address web security, none are as effective as Netsparker.
While the open source web provides users with options to try software and applications with low barriers to entry, there isn't always a consistent delivery of service, and you don't want to take that risk. Also, most of them run on Linux operating systems, so unless you are tech savvy it is difficult to get started.
Application security testing tools are not all the same, and you want one with a proven track record for detecting security vulnerabilities.
One of the core features that our clients value is Netsparker's ease-of-use. We have designed our website vulnerability scanner with optimal usability so you can be up and running in minutes. Available as a Microsoft Windows software you can just download, install, and begin using--it's that simple. If you want to use the hosted edition, all you have to do is register. Though Netsparker has a user-friendly interface that is fully accessible, under the hood it features advanced scanning technologies. These features allow for thorough crawling of your websites and web applications in order to identify security vulnerabilities that other open source tools might miss, such as out of band SQL Injection and second order Cross-site Scripting (XSS).
Netsparker provides additional features and capabilities that support optimized web penetration testing such as an HTTP request builder, various encoding and decoding tools that support encoding of URL, HTML, Base64, UTF7, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512 and several other encoding schemes. Netsparker also enables vulnerability retests and checks the web server for possible security misconfigurations, including SSL and TLS checks.
Once you are ready from the vulnerability assessment you can also generate any type of security report. You can generate a detailed technical report, ideal for developers who need a lot of information to understand and remediate the issue, and also compliance reports, which are needed in case your web application needs to adhere to PCI DSS, OWASP Top 10 or HIPAA compliance.
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