Web Application Scanning
Web Application Scanning is a vulnerability scanning technique whereby software is used to identify security flaws within websites, applications, network, and cloud infrastructure. It provides you with the information needed to resolve these issues before they can be exploited by potential attackers.
AppCheck combines open source intelligence gathering and a sophisticated browser based crawling engine to identify application components that could be vulnerable to attack.
WHY CHOOSE APPCHECK?
Web Application Scanner Features
Discover zero days, plus 100,000+ known security flaws (CVEs), plus full OWASP vulnerability coverage including injection, XSS, RCE and more…
Intelligent and versatile configuration means you can launch scans in seconds
Save time with a practical workflow management system
Thoroughly scan and test your APIs including WSDL, Swagger and Graph QL end points for security flaws
Conduct checks throughout the application life cycle, from development to production
Compatible with Jira and TeamCity, as well as other development tools
Crawls modern complex applications such as SPAs
Flex key user journeys and complete multi-stage authentication via a scriptable browser interface
How does Web Application Scanning work?
Website security scanners work by checking your website for common pitfalls and security issues that could be prone to attack. Rather than use a database of static signatures, the AppCheck platform approaches each test in the same way a hacker or penetration tester would and applies a testing methodology. This then reveals these issues within your website and infrastructure and provides suggestions for how these can be solved.
Benefits of AppCheck
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Why use a web application scanner?
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.
A single fault in an application, its framework, or even some third-party units can fully compromise your host or network. Temporary components such as micro-sites and marketing landing pages can become forgotten and unmaintained. If your website is not secure, this can lead to numerous issues including data breaches, loss of website control and even fraudulent transactions.
AppCheck combines open source intelligence gathering and a sophisticated browser based crawling engine to identify application components that could be vulnerable to attack, providing remediation advice with all findings.
Read more about the importance of vulnerability scanning.
Why choose AppCheck?
More basic vulnerability scanners may solely identify CVEs – common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are identified based on recognised patterns and software versions. However, AppCheck’s web application scanner is designed by experienced penetration testers, making it more thorough and accurate at identifying complex issues.
The AppCheck crawling engine uses a combination of application modelling techniques and subtle heuristical 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.