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Posted: June 03, 2013

Is it really necessary to regularly scan your website for security vulnerabilities to try and keep it secure? Here at Hackavoid we think yes, and it’s absolutely vital for businesses. We practice what we preach, and regularly scan our own sites with Hackavoid to plug any new potential security holes.

While it might seem like a Herculean task to try and keep up with new web security issues, the good news is that Hackavoid is not only the best scanner you can get, it’s also very easy to use and it’s cost-effective.

Top Ten risks

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open-source application security project that monitors software security worldwide. OWASP publishes annual top ten lists of security issues to help companies manage risk, and big corporations like Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix use them to improve their web security. Hackavoid is able to detect all the vulnerabilities on OWASP’s top ten list.

Many of these web security risks are very technical, but if you use Hackavoid to scan your website, you will get security reports that you can hand to your web developers, and they will know what to do about it.

SQL injection

Many companies monitor hacking incidents globally, and according to Verizon’s data breach report 2012, 54% of all hacking attacks on large organisations happen through web applications. A large chunk of these attacks are successful because of a vulnerability called SQL injection.

SQL-injection is number one on the OWASP list, and Hackavoid scans and detects both regular SQL-injection, as well as blind SQL injection.

Easy to use

At Hackavoid we think usability is important, also for a web security scanner. Since hackavoid is a cloud-based scanner, there’s no need to install anything, and its user interface is very accessible. In no time you are able to set up a scanning plan for one or more of your websites, and you don’t need a degree in computer science to understand what the scanner does.

It is also straightforward, and recommended, to set up regular scans of your website, once a week or once a month. After each automated scan, you will receive an updated security report by email.

Test-drive Hackavoid today https://www.hackavoid.com

Sources:

OWASP Top Ten Project https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project

2012 Data Breach Investigations Report http://www.verizonenterprise.com/resources/reports/rp_data-breach-investigations-report-2012-ebk_en_xg.pdf