From legacy forms to rich HTML5 content, web applications form the core of how modern business attract, engage, serve, and retain customers. They also form the backbone of how many businesses operate and communicate internally.
With this trend comes increased security risk. According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, web application vulnerabilities are the most common cause of data breaches. Issues like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and other vulnerabilities such as those listed in the OWASP Top 10 list of most critical flaws can lead to financial losses as well as reputation damage.
Your business needs to include web application security in its security testing. And, that starts with a web application vulnerability scanner that accurately finds security vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit, a tool you can depend on no matter how your web application environment evolves and what type of application you have, including HTML ones. For this you need Netsparker.
Our vulnerability scanning results are the most thorough in the industry -- don't just take our word for it. In 2017, independent security researcher Shay Chen's tested a broad range of web application security scanners: commercial solutions like Acunetix and Burp Suite, as well as several GPL/open source solutions. The scanners were tested against a benchmark built to reflect modern web application design and usage, including complex HTML5 and Single Page Applications (SPA). Netsparker's vulnerability detection stood alone: it was the only tool in the test to find every vulnerability in the benchmark without reporting any false positives.
Only Netsparker gives you the advantage of Proof Based Scanning™. Many web security scanners provide both actual vulnerabilities and potential vulnerabilities, forcing your team to spend valuable time to identify which ones are false positives. Netsparker, on the other hand, only returns real, exploitable website vulnerabilities. We give you proof: the scan report includes a proof of exploit which shows the HTTP request that exploited the vulnerability, as well as what was revealed to the scanner after exploitation.
Thus, the security team has assurance that none of the scan results are false positives, and they save hours or days of manual verification. They have the information that they need to prioritize and assign remediation tasks, and then move on to higher-value application or network security tasks.
For businesses who develop software in house, these dead accurate results also streamline the process of identifying vulnerable business logic and writing more secure source code.
You need a website security scanner that fits your needs now and can adapt to them in the future. Netsparker can.
Netsparker is technology-independent. Whether the operating system on your web server is Microsoft Windows or Linux, and no matter which web server software it runs, the scanner also identifies common web server misconfigurations that can lead to security breaches.
Netsparker can also adapt to any size of business, and any structure of a security team. It has built-in workflow tools and is a multi user solution that can be easily integrated into the SDLC and DevOps environments. It has out of the box support for popular vulnerability management software, continuation integration and deployment servers and other services that are typically found in development environments.
Netsparker can run as a hosted solution or you can host it on your own private cloud. It makes it easy to configure, schedule, and run web security scans against a single application or thousands of them. Netsparker is also available as a standalone Microsoft Windows desktop software, useful for individuals who use the scan results as a jumping-off point for web penetration testing.
Contact us today to begin your 15-day free trial, and see how Netsparker can make it easier for your business to have more secure web applications.