Application Security Terminology

Glossary

Web Application Security Assessment

Web application security assessment combines information security best practices and technologies specifically designed to test websites, web-based services, and web applications.

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Web application security assessment can be performed manually or automatically, and should continue throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). It will typically include safety protocols, security checks, and regular assessments, as well as safe coding practices, secure firewalls, vulnerability testing, and the installation of protocols that will ensure safe operation. Web application security assessment is designed to continually monitor website security, helping to identify and protect against application vulnerabilities.

Web application security assessment tools that can regularly perform website security checks and monitor for suspicious network anomalies or activity include a variety of vulnerability scanners, code analyzers, and penetration testing tools. Small to medium sized businesses can be particularly vulnerable to hackers and would benefit the most from scalable SAAS website security services that grow and adapt with expanding IT systems. With zero downtime, cloud-based security solutions and checks can learn from ongoing processes and update software more intelligently and without the risks created by manual updates or oversight.