Web Application Security Testing

Secure the Application Layer

Every security team possesses unique goals and challenges. You might subscribe to DevSecOps and be seeking a way to integrate web application security testing into your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). You might be focused on securing just a few critical applications that drive your business. You might be looking for outside help to measure and manage your application security risk. Point is, navigating an ever-expanding application footprint can feel overwhelming; Rapid7 can help you achieve success in your web application security testing program across all of your initiatives.

Coverage and Accuracy

Applications are ever-evolving, a collection of highly complex, interconnected components of which no two are alike. Given how dynamic web development can be, shouldn’t your application security program be built on technology that can adapt and keep pace? Our Universal Translator provides all of our application security solutions with the unprecedented ability to scan and simulate attacks on your applications so that no critical security vulnerabilities are missed. Our solutions not only minimize false negatives, i.e. missed vulnerabilities, but also minimize false positives thanks to technology continuously improved and informed by data from real scans out in the wild.

Speed and Automation

DevSecOps, or the practice of integrating security into your DevOps processes, is quickly changing the application security landscape. Security teams want faster, automated testing—our APIs enable just that. Our application security solutions integrate seamlessly into your SDLC: Automate scans with your Continuous Integration (CI) solution, like Jenkins, to catch vulnerabilities before they hit production and notify developers of new issues automatically by integrating with ticketing systems like Jira.

Proven Expertise

Web application security testing can be resource intensive; it requires not just security expertise, but also intimate knowledge of how the applications being tested are designed and built. For organizations looking to augment their team with experienced application security professionals, Rapid7 has both the technology and the industry leadership to help you establish a world-class program. Our resident experts can run and tune scans, validate and prioritize vulnerability results, and deliver actionable reports with no false positives.


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Our web application security solutions

Rapid7 offers application security solutions to cover every need:

  • InsightAppSec: Our cloud-powered application security testing solution gets you up and running quickly. With no on-premise component installation necessary to scan external apps, your team will be scanning for vulnerabilities with InsightAppSec’s intuitive workflows within minutes. Internal apps are also supported with the installation of a lightweight on-premise engine.
  • Managed AppSec: Leverage your security program investment; our managed service offering allows you to offload the entire process to our team of application security experts. This minimizes your workload, reduces your time to productivity, guarantees a consistent application assessment process, and frees you up for other tasks (we know there’s always more to do). Additionally, our experts remove any false positives, so you don’t have to. Even better, this offering includes add-on services such as vulnerability validation and business logic testing.
  • AppSpider Enterprise: Our on-premise enterprise solution enables you to adopt the DevSecOps mindset and embed application security into CI, issue tracking, and testing automation.
  • AppSpider Pro: Our desktop web application security scanner is a lightweight, on-premise solution for smaller application portfolios. Want to take the first steps toward safe applications? Download a free trial today.
  • Docker and Container Security: Learn how Rapid7 solutions can help you assess, secure, and monitor all layers of your containerized application infrastructure.

Our Solutions

Whether you want to take testing into your own hands or offload the heavy lifting to our experts, Rapid7 has got you covered.


Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to assess risk and get you the insight to remediate faster.

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Managed AppSec

Offload your application security program—from scan management to vulnerability validation to penetration testing—onto Rapid7 experts. We can take it from here.

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Built upon Rapid7’s Insight platform and leveraging our proven application security testing engine, InsightAppSec combines ease-of-use with powerful application crawling and attack capabilities.

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