Blackbox Test

Improve application security with a blackbox test tool

A blackbox test is a tool for finding security errors in applications in production. Also known as Dyanmic Analysis Security Testing, or a DAST assessment, blackbox testing replicates the actions of an attacker, using techniques like inputting malicious content into web forms or shopping carts in order to find vulnerabilities. By running a blackbox test on active applications, you can proactively identify and remediate security issues in web applications before hackers can exploit them.

While a blackbox test is an extremely helpful security tool, it is not a comprehensive one. Unlike source code scanners, a blackbox test does not have access to source code and can only detect weaknesses by actually performing attacks. To ensure maximum security for web applications, a black box testing must be combined with white box security and other testing tools to comprehensively identify and fix software issues.

Acquiring and deploying a variety of testing tools, however, can be expensive and time-consuming, putting a drag on aggressive development schedules. That’s why so many development teams are turning to cloud-based solutions from Veracode to implement black box test tools and other security measures.

A blackbox test tool from Veracode

Veracode is a leading provider of application security solutions for today’s software-driven world. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and services on a unified platform, Veracode helps organizations assess and improve the security of applications so they can confidently innovate with the software they build, buy and assemble.

Veracode provides a comprehensive application security solution, combining blackbox test tools with static analysis (white box test) solutions and software composition analysis, as well as web application perimeter monitoring and vendor application security testing.

As a cloud-based security solution, Veracode lets you access blackbox test functionality as needed, scaling effortlessly to meet the demands of development deadlines. Veracode is cost-efficient, too, requiring no hardware or software investments and no additional staff or security consultants. Veracode’s blackbox test is supported by a world-class team of security specialists who are constantly updating testing methodologies.

Benefits of Veracode’s blackbox test solution

With a blackbox test tool from Veracode, you can:

  • Quickly identify vulnerabilities by simulating the actions of a malicious attacker.
  • Simplify application security testing – Veracode enables access to dynamic analysis through an online portal and returns results quickly.
  • Prioritize remediation with a Fix-First Analysis that identifies the most urgent flaws as well as the ones that can be fixed most quickly.
  • Find hidden username/passwords, SQL strings, ODBC connectors and other sensitive information that hackers can exploit to gain unauthorized access to locations.

Learn more about a blackbox test tool from Veracode.