Online data breaches make the news nearly every day. We hear about them with various companies and corporate entities and we also hear about them in connection with the security of government databases. A common cause of these type of data breaches, is the SQL Injection vulnerability, which can be easily detected automatically with a web vulnerability scanner.
Even though the SQL Injection security vulnerability has been around almost as long as the Internet itself, and has always been listed as the most critical vulnerability on the OWASP Top Ten list, it remains an issue. Though it is readily identifiable to developers, it can be difficult to identify unless you are proactive about scanning your web applications for vulnerabilities and security flaws. Using Netsparker’s top-rated sql injection scanner is one way to do that.
With the rise in web application use and the migration of sensitive data and business operations to the cloud, more opportunity has emerged for hackers that seek to cause havoc. Modern web applications are very complex, and even if running on SSL (HTTPS) more often than not they have exploitable vulnerabilities. Reports show that more than 70% of websites have some vulnerability that hackers can easily exploit—don’t let yours be one of them.
Use the Netsparker online SQL injection security scanner for early detection of SQL Injection, Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and other vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in your web applications and web servers.
When executing a SQL Injection attack hackers inject malicious code into an existing SQL statement. What this means is that the updated statement is executed by the database server, which is used to manipulate data on the connected database and initiates a response. This can allow the hacker the ability to review, delete, edit and add data in the database, depending on how the privileges are configured. In the worst-case attacker could also potentially take over the entire website and web server. This can all happen quickly when you aren’t looking. And as we’ve seen in a number of high profile cases, customer trust can erode quickly.
For an effective remediation process, prompt identification of web security issues and vulnerabilities is key. Manually checking for every possible vulnerability is time consuming and unnecessary. Netsparker’s easy-to-use web application security scanner offers automated scans of thousands of websites with just a few keystrokes. Further, our unique Proof-Based Scanning™ provides a proof of exploitation of identified vulnerabilities, thus confirming they are not false positives. This allows you to move on to remediation, without the need for manual verification.
When Netsparker finds security vulnerabilities, it visualizes the data in a scan report so it can be accessed through a streamlined dashboard that you can share with colleagues. The dashboard also allows you to generate comprehensive reports for both customer and internal use.
Netsparker’s efficient web security scanning tool can help increase your IT team’s productivity through prompt and accurate detection of issues effortlessly. Detect all forms of SQL Injection and out-of-band SQL Injection with Netsparker’s on premises or cloud-based web vulnerability scanner.
By identifying web application vulnerabilities early, you can work to protect against them. See why our clients across all industries trust Netsparker to support their web security program. Try Netsparker's free 15-day trial today.