Most companies nowadays store most of their information on the web because they can easily access while stored in the web application. Storing them in the web also make it easy to categorize and retrieving them is also easier in case they are misplaced. The company employees can also access all their records through the web without having to go through the long process of getting them in various company offices. The management can also access all the information about their employees from the web without meeting all their employees in person.
Using web applications to store data has brought a lot of advantages to companies, their employees and also the customers. Most customers now trust the web to keep their personal information safe. However, there are some risks involved in using the web to store company and personal information. Some of the risks involved include hackings and leakage which can be done by close associates for personal gains.
That is why it is important to have an application security scanner that is useful in protecting all the information stored inside the application on the web. The security scanner used to guard all the data in an application is a program which sends information to the application using the web front-end so that it can identify the possible vulnerabilities related to the application’s security. The security scanners for web application identify possible threats by fighting the threat itself.
The security scanners are very essential for all companies and individuals using applications in the web because without the scanners there are higher chances of losing important information to the hackers or colleagues. The program was developed following the growing population of the people using various web applications amongst many more applications.
Strengths and Benefits of the Security Scanners
The scanners have numerous strengths which include sending attacks and identifying any possible change in results that might have been caused by some bridge in the application’s security. The security scanners are also very useful for companies because they are used to detect any possible threat to products before shipping. Another important strength of the security scanners is that they do not operate using any language hence can detect any threat regardless of the source. This means that information stored in the web application is from any risks that might come to any direction.
Weaknesses and Limitations
Although these scanners have a lot of strengths and benefits, they are not perfect which means they can fail to function perfectly sometimes. Most of the free tools do not have the updated language used by the security scanners which makes them vulnerable to getting attacks from hackers who have the language of the latest security scanners. Another weakness of the scanners is that is normally possible to identify the type of security scanner that an application is using which means a hacker can use another language to send attacks to the application without being noticed. However, all these weaknesses can be prevented since they are possible to identify.