Web Application Penetration Testing

Find more flaws with manual web application penetration testing.

When searching for vulnerabilities in websites and web apps, manual web application penetration testing is essential. Automated penetration testing tools simply can’t find every flaw – sometimes, it takes the skill and insight of the manual tester to identify complex authorization issues or business logic flaws.

Manual web application penetration testing is most effective and cost-efficient when combined with other scanning technologies. Manual testing on its own can be quite expensive and time-consuming, taking weeks to perform a full penetration test. That’s why, when choosing technologies that can deliver state-of-the-art application security, more leading companies today turn to web app penetration testing solutions from Veracode. With a full complement of testing solutions built on a leading application security platform, Veracode helps organizations to better protect the software that drives business results.

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Web application penetration testing from Veracode

Veracode web application penetration testing combines a proven process and highly skilled testers to achieve consistency, reduce costs and ensure customer satisfaction. Before initiating manual web application penetration testing, Veracode scans applications with automated technologies to ensure consistent results and then uses manual testing to find flaws that automated tests can’t discover. In nearly three-quarters of applications tested, Veracode web application penetration testing typically finds open source vulnerabilities that violate the OWASP Top 10.

Veracode delivers detailed results that include attack simulations showing how an attacker might exploit a vulnerability. Results are delivered to the Veracode Application Security Platform, where they can be assessed against corporate security policy and where vulnerabilities can be retested to verify remediation.

Results of Veracode’s web application penetration testing can be easily integrated with results from other tests, including results from gray box testing and shellshock vulnerability test procedures. Rather than delivering results as a PDF or in a spreadsheet – which are difficult to integrate with other application security data – Veracode results can be securely integrated with other data through the Policy Manager and Analytics tool on the Veracode Application Security Platform, providing comprehensive pass/fail reporting across all test results.

Improving compliance with Veracode’s web application penetration testing

Many regulatory and security frameworks require penetration testing. Veracode web application penetration testing can help achieve compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA and NERC CIP regulations, as well as OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 frameworks. Veracode can also test mobile, desktop, backend and IoT applications and provide experienced consultants who can help development teams better understand the vulnerabilities discovered by penetration testing.

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