Mar 07 2023

3 simple steps to evaluate a web vulnerability scanner

Category: Web SecurityDISC @ 3:38 pm

There are many web vulnerability scanners available on the market and their performance varies widely. Here we show you how you can quickly and objectively evaluate web vulnerability scanners, to help you find the best product for detecting security issues in your web applications.

Evaluating a web vulnerability scanner can be a complex task, but here are some key factors to consider:

  1. Accuracy: The most important factor to consider is the accuracy of the scanner. A good scanner should be able to detect all types of vulnerabilities accurately, without generating false positives or negatives.
  2. Coverage: The scanner should be able to scan all areas of the web application, including dynamic and static content, as well as all types of input fields, including cookies and hidden fields.
  3. Speed: The scanner should be fast and efficient, with the ability to scan large web applications quickly.
  4. Ease of use: The scanner should be easy to use, with a user-friendly interface and clear reporting of vulnerabilities.
  5. Reporting: The scanner should generate detailed reports of vulnerabilities, with clear descriptions of each vulnerability, its severity, and recommendations for remediation.
  6. Integration: The scanner should be able to integrate with other tools, such as bug tracking systems and penetration testing tools.
  7. Support: The vendor should provide good technical support and regularly update the scanner with new vulnerability signatures and features.

It’s also important to test the scanner against known vulnerabilities to see how it performs in real-world scenarios. Additionally, comparing multiple scanners against the same web application can help identify strengths and weaknesses of each scanner.

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It’s easy – follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Choose a web app that will make testing easy

2. Select web vulnerability scanners and scan your apps

3. Determine how well the scanners performed

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