Vulnerability Scanning & Management
AppCheck is a top-tier web application and infrastructure vulnerability scanner, developed, meticulously maintained and continually updated by experienced penetration testers.
The advanced scanning engine excels in the precise discovery of vulnerabilities, employing a combined network and browser-based scanning approach. Internal, external, cloud or self-hosted, AppCheck is designed to cover and test each layer of an organisation’s key IT systems for vulnerabilities, in one seamless and intuitive solution.
WHY CHOOSE APPCHECK?
Vulnerability Scanner Features
Benefits of AppCheck
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As well as using a database of static signatures of known weaknesses, the AppCheck platform applies a rigorous test methodology and sends payloads to tease out even previously unknown weaknesses in the same way a hacker or penetration tester would.
How does Vulnerability Scanning work?
Website security scanners work by checking your website for common pitfalls and security issues that could be prone to attack.
Accurate and efficient component discovery (crawling) is commonly cited as one of the key challenges when performing an automated web application assessment.
The AppCheck scanning engine employs two integrated crawling technologies to overcome this challenge. Our HTTP/HTML based crawler is used to discover components quickly and to identify hidden components through forced browsing. A second integrated crawling engine then executes webpages in the same way a normal browser would. Any embedded scripts or components are then able to run as intended whilst allowing full visibility to the discovery engine.
Why use a vulnerability scanner?
Using a vulnerability scanner is a proactive and cost-effective approach to identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating security vulnerabilities.
Due to their large and complex attack surface and the difficulty in ensuring they are secure, web applications continue to be a prime target in attacks for malicious hackers and infrastructure components, owing to their expansive and intricate nature, pose a persistent attraction for malicious hackers.
A single fault in an application, its framework, or even some third-party units or a single vulnerability within your infrastructure, whether it’s a critical server, network component, or even a third-party service, has the potential to jeopardize the entire host or network.
Using a comprehensive vulnerability scanning tool not only aids in identifying vulnerabilities but also supports continuous monitoring capabilities, early detection to prevent potential security incidents, risk mitigation, effective patch management, enhances the efficiency of security teams, and ensures compliance with industry standards.
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Why choose AppCheck?
More basic vulnerability scanners may solely identify CVEs – common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are identified based on recognised patterns and software versions. AppCheck breaks the mould, blending a repository of known weaknesses with an exhaustive testing approach that mirrors the strategies of hackers and penetration testers. Powerful DAST testing coupled with hourly updates from our VulnFeed service enables you to protect your whole organisation from zero-days and 100,000+ known security flaws.
The AppCheck crawling engine uses a combination of application modelling techniques and subtle heuristic cues to automatically discover the complete attack surface of any given application in the shortest time possible. The algorithms are designed to model how a penetration tester or attacker would explore the application, to detect subtle vulnerabilities that other tools often miss and opening up attack vectors that are inaccessible to less sophisticated crawlers.
AppCheck’s cutting-edge out-of-band detection techniques unveil concealed vulnerabilities that typically require manual penetration testing, delivering uncompromising security for your systems.