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Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

A web application vulnerability scanner, also known as a web application security scanner, is an automated security tool. It scans web applications for malware, vulnerabilities, and logical flaws. Web application scanner use black box tests, as these tests do not require access to the source code but instead launch external attacks to test for security vulnerabilities. These simulated attacks can detect path traversal, cross-site scripting(XSS), and command injection.

Web app scanners are categorized as Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tools. DAST tools provide insight into how your web applications behave while they are in production, enabling your business to address potential vulnerabilities before a hacker uses them to stage an attack. As your web applications evolve, DAST solutions continue to scan them so that your business can promptly identify and remediate emerging issues before they develop into serious risks.

Web app vulnerability scanner first crawls the entire website, analyzing in-depth each file it finds, and displaying the entire website structure. After this discovery stage, it performs an automatic audit for common security vulnerabilities by launching a series of Web attacks. Web application scanners check for vulnerabilities on the Web server, proxy server, Web application server and even on other Web services. Unlike source code scanners, web application scanners don't have access to the source code and therefore detect vulnerabilities by actually performing attacks.

A web application vulnerability assessment is very different than a general vulnerability assessment where security focus on networks and hosts. App vulnerability scanner scans ports, connect to services, and use other techniques to gather information revealing the patch levels, configurations, and potential exposures of our infrastructure.

Automated web application scanning tools help the user making sure the whole website is properly crawled, and that no input or parameter is left unchecked.  Automated web vulnerability scanners also help in finding a high percentage of the technical vulnerabilities, and give you a very good overview of the website’s structure, and security status. 

The best way to identify web application security threats is to perform web application vulnerability assessment. The importance of these threats could leave your organization exposed if they are not properly identified and mitigated. Therefore, implementing a web app security scanner solution should be of paramount importance for your organizations security plans in the future.

 

 

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Characteristics

Defect Tracking Integration

Continuous Integration Support (BDD)

Selenium Import/Integration (TDD)

Periodic/Scheduled Scans

Periodic Results Gap Analysis

IAST Module Hybrid Analysis

SAST Module Hybrid Analysis

Extensibility

WAF Virtual Patch Generation

Enterprise Console Management Features

Flash Scanner

CGI Scanner

WebService Scanner

Record Login Sequences

Crawl React Applications

Authentification HTTP/Cookie

Authentification NTLMv1/2

Crawl AngularJS Appllications

Detect AntiCSRF Params

Detect Logout (In-Session)

Support Multiple Domains (SPA)

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Vendors Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

Rapid7
ARM...
  • ARM
  • AZE
  • BLR
  • GEO
  • KGZ
  • KAZ
  • MDA
  • RUS
  • TJK
  • TKM
  • UKR
  • UZB
ITrust
CHE...
  • CHE
  • DEU
  • FRA
  • GBR
  • USA

F.A.Q about Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

Why Web Application Vulnerability Scanning is important?

Web applications are the technological base of modern companies. That’s why more and more businesses are betting on the development of this type of digital platforms. They stand out because they allow to automate processes, simplify tasks, be more efficient and offer a better service to the customer.

The objective of web applications is that the user completes a task, be it buying, making a bank transaction, accessing e-mail, editing photos, texts, among many other things. In fact, they are very useful for an endless number of services, hence their popularity. Their disadvantages are few, but there is one that requires special attention: vulnerabilities.

Main web application security risks

A web vulnerability scanner tools will help you keep your services protected. However, it is important to be aware of the major security risks that exist so that both developers and security professionals are always alert and can find the most appropriate solutions in a timely manner.

  • Injection

This is a vulnerability that affects the application databases. They occur when unreliable data is sent to an interpreter by means of a command or query. The attacker may inject malicious code to disrupt the normal operation of the application by making it access the data without authorization or execute involuntary commands.

  • Authentication failures

If a vulnerability scan in web applications finds a failure, it may be due to loss of authentication. This is a critical vulnerability, as it allows the attacker to impersonate another user. This can compromise important data such as usernames, passwords, session tokens, and more.

  • Sensitive data exposure

A serious risk is the exposure of sensitive data especially financial information such as credit cards or account numbers, personal data such as place of residence, or health-related information. If an attacker scans for this type of vulnerability, he or she may modify or steal this data and use it fraudulently. Therefore, it is essential to use a web app scanning tools to find vulnerabilities in web applications.