Application Security Terminology


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Security Scan Tools

Design Secure Software from the First Line of Code


Security scan tools, also called vulnerability scan tools, are computer programs designed to assess computer systems, applications, or networks for vulnerabilities. These tools detect weaknesses in network-based assets such as application servers, webservers, firewalls, and routers. Most security scan tools conduct both authenticated and unauthenticated scans. 

Security scan tools are usually provided over the internet as a web application and are available as SaaS (Software as a Service). Security scan tools increase network security by customizing vulnerability reports, certificates, installed software, certificates, and open ports.

WhiteHat Scout is a security scan tool that provides fully automated static analysis testing. It allows developers to scan their code as they are writing and fits seamlessly into CI/CD workflow tools such as Jenkins, Maven, and Eclipse. Register today to start your free trial of WhiteHat Scout.