WhiteHat Security’s new feature for dynamic single-page application scanning in the WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic product is designed to automate the scanning for, discovery and updating of webpages, links and architecture, seamlessly and without impact on the customer experience.
A single-page application (SPA) is a site that interacts with the user by dynamically rewriting the current page rather than loading entire new pages from a server. This approach avoids interruption between successive pages, making the application behave more like a desktop app than a traditional website.
Two of the most common uses are email clients and shopping cart calls, which allow the user to move between common mailboxes without changing the URL, or to add items into a shopping bag without taking the user away from their current item description page. SPA sites are great for the user experience, but they can be challenging for dynamic web scanners to investigate.