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How to stop SQL injection in .NET applications.

When it comes to SQL injection, .NET applications continue to be the primary target. Even hackers with little skill or experience can mount a successful SQL injection .NET attack by tricking an application into sending unauthorized SQL commands.

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In a typical SQL injection on .NET applications, hackers enter various SQL commands in the form field of a website or web application. If the application adds these commands to an SQL query without first validating the information, the malicious commands may be executed by the database. As a result, hackers can gain access to databases, view confidential information, steal or destroy data, or make themselves administrators of the database server.

To stop these SQL attacks successfully, it is essential to continually test for SQL injection in .NET applications, both while they are in development and in production. Testing third-party applications is also critical, as many applications that are purchased or downloaded contain .NET SQL injection flaws.

While preventing SQL injection in .NET software is relatively easy, many organizations lack the proper app security testing technology to stop it. Traditionally, this was because web application scanning solutions were expensive to deploy, time-consuming to manage and a drag on the productivity of development teams.

When you want to implement tools to prevent SQL injection for .NET apps, Veracode offers automated, cloud-based app security services that make testing easy and cost-efficient.

Defend against SQL injection .NET attacks with Veracode.

Veracode offers leading application security solutions that help to protect the software driving business today. We deliver comprehensive testing services through a SaaS-based model that let your development teams and IT administrators embed security in software from inception through production. By automating testing processes and enabling code to be tested at any point in the SDLC, we reduce the cost, complexity and risk of ensuring application security.

As a cloud-based offering, Veracode’s solutions are easy to deploy and require no on-premise hardware or software. Veracode’s team of security specialists continually refines and upgrades the scanning technology to combat the latest threats like SQL injection in .NET applications, as well as Java SQL injection and LDAP injection. And with each scan, Veracode provides results within a matter of hours and includes a list of recommended fixes prioritized by severity of the flaw and risk to the organization.

How Veracode helps to prevent SQL injection for .NET apps.

There are three keys to preventing SQL injection .NET threats: educating developers, testing applications and fixing flaws fast. At Veracode, we offer products that provide contextual recommendations as developers write code, to avoid flaws that may lead to an SQL injection .NET attack. Our testing technologies enable frequent and consistent tests for software that is written, purchased and assembled. And our test results prioritize flaws by severity, so developers can remediate issues quickly and efficiently.

Our testing technologies include:

  • Static Analysis that scans binaries rather than source code to search for flaws that might result in an SQL injection for .NET applications. This technology is ideal for testing third-party software, as vendors are not required to reveal source code in order to complete the test.
  • Web Application Scanning technology that finds, scans and monitors all public websites and applications, performing lightweight and authenticated scans to protect critical applications against SQL injection in .NET, Java and PHP applications.

Learn more about SQL injection in .NET applications, about cross site scripting prevention, and about Veracode solutions for fixing a cross site scripting vulnerability and technology to stop cross site request forgery with a CSRF token.