What is vulnerability scanning

Vulnerability scanning is commonly considered the most efficient way to compare your site with a huge list of known vulnerabilities and identify potential weaknesses in your applications’ security. Vulnerability scanning can be used as part of a standalone assessment or a continuous overall security monitoring strategy. 

What is a web vulnerability scanner

Vulnerability scanners are automated tools that scan web applications to look for security vulnerabilities. The scanners test web applications for common security problems such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).

There are more capable scanners that may be able to delve further into an application by utilising more advanced techniques. Pioneering application system testing techniques mean that Burp Scanner, the engine powering Burp Suite application security testing products, can find vulnerabilities many other scanners would miss, including asynchronous SQL injection and blind SSRF.

The Challenges Of Web Application Scanning

Web application scans are critical to an organisation’s overall security posture. Attackers are increasingly targeting digital assets, including websites and other public-facing portals that often transmit sensitive information. SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and different types of attacks used consistently and effectively because organisations develop web applications to serve their customers.

The Benefits Of Web Application Scanning

Web application scanning is a part of an overall vulnerability management process and has become a critical task for IT security teams because of the evolving threats to web applications. Our service at SecuriCentrix delivers proven web application scans by identifying vulnerabilities in web applications. 

Our consistent and periodic service delivers:

  • Identification of vulnerabilities on web applications.
  • Continuous scanning to mitigate risk.
  • Reduces the cost of purchasing and maintaining tools and resources.

We at SecuriCentrix help you

Why Choose Us

SecuriCentrix is a provider of managed security services. Our web application scanning service helps organisations identify and remediate weaknesses that can be compromised by criminal attackers. We use the best tools available, and we provide remediation advice and guidance on failed scans. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Three types of vulnerability scans conducted against an environment are internal vulnerability scans, external vulnerability scans and ASV scans. 

Internal vulnerability scans
Internal vulnerability scans are conducted from within an environment by either a qualified internal or external professional using business approved scanning software to identify the vulnerabilities and all the available ports for each system.

External Vulnerability Scan
External vulnerability scans are conducted from the Internet to the target organisation. External scans target external IP addresses in your network, identify vulnerabilities and all the ports that accessible from the Internet.

ASV Scans
ASV Scans are exactly like external vulnerability scans; however, they are performed by a PCI certified Approved Scanning Vendor to validate PCI DSS Compliance.

Yes. Any scanning company with validation from an independent standards council can conduct an ASV scan. 

Our services

SecuriCentrix’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture. 


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