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The Importance of Performing a Website Security Scan

Hackers will often try to gain access to your database through both web servers and web applications. Website security scans must be performed in order to identify your network’s weak points and take the first step towards protecting these entry points. There are many website scan tools available to scan your site for security vulnerabilities, malware, and other threats. Here are some favorites.

David Gruberger | October 19, 2021

There are many costs associated with not paying enough attention to your organization’s web security, the largest being the risk of security breaches. The stakes for preventing breaches are high, as unauthorized access to data in an organization’s security system can result in devastating financial losses, bad publicity, and loss of consumer trust. In addition to the risk of security leaks, businesses may experience a rise in customer complaints due to falsified transactions and legal implications due to neglected website security. No one wants to be on the security team responsible for losing an organization’s data. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to your website security. 

Hackers will often try to gain access to your database through both web servers and web applications. Website security scans must be performed in order to identify your network’s weak points and take the first step towards protecting these entry points. 

There are many website scan tools available to scan your site for security vulnerabilities, malware, and other threats. Some of our favorites include:

  1. Rapid7
    • Rapid7 provides solutions for cloud security, vulnerability risk management, threat detection and response, and threat intelligence
  2. Qualys Web Application Scanner
    • Focuses on scanning your website for SSL/TLS vulnerabilities.
  3. UpGuard
    • Provides organizations with comprehensive scan test results that identify vulnerabilities in your website.

Although keeping up with your website’s vulnerabilities can be a daunting task, it is a necessary step in preventing devastating security breaches. After scanning your website for vulnerabilities, Vulcan can help you prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities by presenting your security team with the options available and resources needed to get fix done. Visit Vulcan today to take the next step in protecting your organization.