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Published: 22 Oct 2012

APPLICATION SECURITY AppScan 7.0 REVIEWED BY PHORAM MEHTA Watchfire Price: Starts at $14,400; Reporting Console (including AppScan 7.0) starts at $35,000 @exb @exe The failure to incorporate sound security practices into software development has left business-critical Web applications open to attack, but that's changing as corporations adopt secure coding requirements. To that end, Watchfire's AppScan 7.0 provides sound application security testing for developers, quality assurance teams and penetration testers. Installation/Usage B+   The wizard-driven installation took five minutes; AppScan runs on Windows XP, Vista or 2003 Server. To initiate a scan, a wizard walks you through the information required, from assessment type (Web application or Web service), starting URL, login parameters, test policy (default, app only, infrastructure, invasive) and scan options (full scan or explore/crawl). There are plenty of advanced settings and customization options, like two-factor recorded login and privilege escalation. There are more than 75,000 individual ... Access >>>

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