Web Application Testing / Scanning / Dynamic Application Security Testing
Why do you need web application testing? Because you want your web applications performing well in the following parameters of performance measurement:
- Latency – it’s the amount of time it takes for the web application to respond to a request – which can be the click (or tap in a mobile environment) of a button. Web Application Testing helps you determine the current levels and make improvements or optimise your applications to reach your targets.
- Load – it’s the number of users who can use your web application concurrently. It also pertains to the number of requests your application can handle concurrently because some of the requests can come from other applications or related systems through batch requests, or trigger-based functionality requests.
- Security – this is a whole myriad of observation parameters from resistance to different types of hacking attempts such as denial of service (DDoS), injection attacks, network interception, IP Spoofing, and a host of other types of attacks that can compromise your systems. Then there is the testing of the back-up systems for failovers and the BC/DR processes. Web application testing for security helps you maintain the integrity of your data and applications, also ensure compliance and achieve your up-time guarantee targets for applications.
Web application testing is a software testing protocol that checks the application’s functionality and quality per the requirement for that particular application. Before it gets to the deployment stage, any application will go through different steps of analysis to ensure that there won’t be an underlying security issue that remains unfixed. Any potential unresolved issues, such as security breaches, integration issues, traffic load, and environmental challenges, can prevent an application form from being deployed.
Web Application Testing is end-to-end testing of a web-based application system to look for potential vulnerabilities before it goes live for end users. It involves testing the functionality, usability, accessibility, compatibility, performance, and security of the application hosted online.
Web Application Scanning, also known as web application vulnerability scanning or web application testing, security scanning, is about testing a website for vulnerabilities. The scan analyses all the discoverable web pages and files, and then the scanner builds a software structure of the entire website.
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) is a black-box testing approach to testing a web-based application from the outside, that is, from the front end. In doing so, DAST collects valuable insights and ranks vulnerabilities before the application goes live. Here, black-box testing refers to the fact that the tester has no prior knowledge of the system.
These testing methodologies help identify the bugs and weaknesses in software before they go live and start affecting the end-users. These tools boost the speed, efficiency, and coverage paths for testing web applications.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT SOLUTIONS
Web application security assessment solutions are designed to thoroughly test and analyze complex web applications and services for security vulnerabilities. It provides advanced DAST coverage and detects vulnerabilities that may go unnoticed by other black-box testing technologies.
These are unified solutions for identifying, monitoring, and prioritizing security vulnerabilities in running applications. They interactively communicate the security knowledge needed to reproduce and fix discovered issues. These also help identify and track potentially risky sites, examine security trends and comply with internal and external security policies and regulations.
You can secure web systems and applications from cyber threats, including hackers, with a suitable suite of solutions. This helps build trust and confidence with customers. Furthermore, these solutions continue refining their testing methodologies as the vulnerability landscape evolves and business requirements in your organization change.
HOW IVALUE CAN HELP
iValue offers the industry’s most mature dynamic web application testing solution to support both legacy and modern applications.
We provide high-quality and detailed checks of any web application for protection against the OWASP Top 10 risks, namely, injection, broken authentication, sensitive data exposure, XML external entities (XEE), broken access control, security misconfiguration, cross-site scripting, insecure deserialization, using components with known vulnerabilities and finally, insufficient logging and monitoring.
We provide comprehensive and accurate vulnerability scanning with complete visibility of IT, cloud, and web application vulnerabilities in a single platform. We utilize a suite of proprietary dynamic analysis tools to work from, implement manual review procedures, and focus on false-positive elimination to achieve this.
A well-executed web application security assessment solution uses automated scanning and manual penetration testing to maximize your enterprise’s benefits. With our security testing services, we can identify and track the security vulnerabilities in your applications at various levels and report the same to you for action.