Web Application Security Testing

Web application security testing software that protects your web apps from getting compromised.

With the inherent need for many Web applications to be Internet visible, they represent a logical target for attackers. If you are not testing your web application security, you may want to start. According to the Verizon Data Breach Report 2012, 54% of all hacking breaches in larger organizations involved Web applications. Rapid7's web application security testing solutions help assess and validate security risk associated with Web applications.

By using Rapid7 solutions for web application security testing, you can focus on what really matters


Discover your web applications and scan for threats.


Prioritize vulnerabilities including the OWASP Top 10.


Remediate and mitigate critical security issues.

"Rapid7 leads on its strong applications scanning capability - it's the only vendor in this evaluation whose scanning capabilities can handle Ajax and Web 2.0 technologies."

Forrester Research,
The Forrester Wave Vulnerability Management

The all-in-one product Nexpose for web application security testing, vulnerability management and configuration assessment identifies and helps remediate critical web application security threats for all OWASP Top categories as well as various client-side vulnerabilities as found in Flash and Flex applications. With Metasploit, you can audit and exploit web app vulnerabilities to demonstrate risk to applications owners or as part of a penetration test.

Rapid7's solutions for web application security testing help you secure your Web applications in both pre-production and production environments to ensure update, increased productivity and brand protection.

We offer computer-based training classes on web application security as part of the Rapid7 Academy. These courses help security, IT, developers and management align around security and coding best practices.

If you still feel like you have additional needs for web application security testing, tap into our team of skilled security professionals who can help you with end-to-end web application assessments and web penetration tests.

Discover web application security threats with Nexpose

Visibility: Discover your web applications security threats

Start web application security testing by discovering your web and desktop applications, both those in production and in pre-production. Nexpose helps you to create a complete inventory of your entire application portfolio. Then conduct a comprehensive assessment by scanning for more than 92,000 vulnerabilities not just in your web applications but also in your network, operating systems and databases. Nexpose will correlate these vulnerabilities to help you better understand your risk exposure.

With Rapid7 web application security testing solutions, you can:

  • Scan your environment to discover your web applications and other devices.
  • Inventory and group assets into a variety of logical organizational categories.
  • Scan for current and emerging threats—including the OWASP Top 10 with web vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting and SQL injection, misconfigurations, and the impact of malware - and see how they impact your environment.
  • Get a complete view of all of your web applications to streamline threat analysis and clearly assign remediation ownership.
  • Enable stakeholders to manage just the assets they own and only see what matters to them.
  • Understand which threats put your organization at the greatest risk.
Use our web application security tools to prioritize your threats

Management: Prioritize threats including the OWASP Top 10

Once Nexpose has discovered your web applications and scanned them for vulnerabilities, it prioritizes these threats that need your attention right away based on sophisticated risk-scoring methods. Unlike other stand-alone vulnerability and web scanners, Nexpose correlates threats across various asset tiers, including the web, databases, networks and operating systems to determine where your greatest security risk exists. Nexpose has a unified user interface and workflow that makes it easy to visualize and quantify threats and real risk in your environment - one assessment, one set of reports, one set of remediation recommendations.

You can audit and exploit web application vulnerabilities with Rapid7 Metasploit to demonstrate risk to the web application owner or developers. If you are running a penetration test, you can use web application testing to compromise the web application - and in some cases even the entire machine. With more than 200,000 users and security research contributors you can rest assured that the Metasploit's exploit database is constantly updated to ensure your systems are tested against the latest threats.

With Rapid7 web application security testing solutions, you can:

  • Prioritize web application and other vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and malware threats based on potential risk, so you can address what's most dangerous first.
  • Assess the potential risks identified by Nexpose scans and cross-check with available exploits and malware kits.
  • Exploit web application vulnerabilities to demonstrate risk to the web application owner or developers.
  • Compromise the web application or even the host as part of a penetration test.
  • Measure and streamline your internal security operations for optimal effectiveness.
  • Prioritize your resources by impact on your specific environment and threat landscape.
Use our web application security tools to see where your web apps are vulnerable and remediate

Action: Fix web application security issues

Now that you know what web application vulnerabilities are critical through web application security testing, work with the rest of your organization to fix the issues. Nexpose and Metasploit will help you determine which vulnerabilities should be patched and in which cases it makes more sense to look at compensating controls such as web application security firewalls.

With Metasploit you can exploit web vulnerabilities to prove the impact to application owners and developers. You can easily use Metasploit reports as evidence of what needs to get fixed urgently based on joint SLAs. And by working closely with developers to fix the root-cause issue, you can make continuous progress in reducing the threat level over time and eliminating the need for constant patching.

With Rapid7 web application security testing solutions, you can:

  • Send detailed remediation reports to your IT and web development team so they can quickly and easily resolve the issues.
  • Set up mitigating controls for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and threats related to malware.
  • Act on prioritized and exploitable vulnerabilities with practical remediation and mitigation advice.
  • Take the right actions quickly, meeting critical turn-around commitments as part of your SLAs.
  • Gain creditability with stakeholder teams by delivering reports that are relevant, concise and actionable.

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