SecureWorks unveiled a new Web Application Scanning service which can be used by organizations to do regular scans of all of their web applications and supporting databases, so as to identify top-line vulnerabilities, as well as emerging Web application threats.
Once vulnerabilities are discovered, web application policies can be updated by SecureWorks’ Web Application Firewall Service to detect or block attacks seeking to take advantage of these weaknesses.
Benefits of the service:
- Scanning for database vulnerabilities – The Web Application Scanning Service provides frequent scans of an organization’s underlying databases looking for security, configuration and operational vulnerabilities. Identifying these weaknesses is critical as hackers often launch attacks at supporting databases where sensitive data is stored.
- Demonstration of compliance – Using the Web Application Scanning Service, organizations can satisfy compliance requirements from HIPAA, PCI, FFIEC, NERC CIP and FISMA which mandate that organizations address threats and vulnerabilities in web applications to ensure that they are protected against known attacks.
- Integration with Managed Web Application Firewall Service – Web application scanning results are used by the Managed Web Application Firewall Service to update firewall policies to block or detect attacks launched at the identified vulnerabilities.