If your business depends on web applications, then web application security needs to be a priority. Among web application vulnerabilities that you need to be scanning for and remediating, cross-site scripting (XSS) must be top of mind. With a well-designed cross-site scripting attack, an attacker can steal a user’s session, personal data, modify how an application appears in their web browser, send data as the compromised user, cause the target to download malware.
To protect your business, maintain the trust of your users, and remain in compliance with regulatory and compliance regimes such as GDPR, you need a vulnerability scanner that reliably identifies all types of XSS so you can fix them. You need Acunetix.
Scans for All Types of Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
XSS vulnerabilities come in several forms, all of which lead to attacker-controlled code running in a victim’s browser.
Stored XSS, also called persistent XSS, means that an attacker can cause the web application to save a malicious script which is then in turn served back to victims when they visit the site. While stored XSS is not nearly as prevalent as Reflected XSS, it’s by far the most dangerous since an attacker may easily affect several site visitors at once.
…Including DOM-based XSS
Acunetix identifies all types of XSS, allowing you to remove the vulnerable code and remediate the issues.
Full-Featured Web Application Testing Tool
Though XSS is a high-severity vulnerability, it is not the only issue that your business needs to detect in web applications. Other web application vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 and beyond also put data at risk. Those vulnerabilities include SQL Injection, cross-site request forgery (CSRF), remote and local file inclusion, path traversal, SSL misconfigurations, and more.
Acunetix is more than just an XSS scanner: it a full-featured web security scanner that produces industry-leading accuracy with a minimum of false positives. You can configure scans that focus on individual security issues or run a full range of tests. Each result comes with a detailed explanation of the finding. This allows the security team to quickly prioritize and delegate remediation tasks, or use them as a basis for deeper web penetration testing.
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.