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Re: Web Application Vulnerability Scanner
From: AJ <heuristix () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 17:07:50 -0400

I second the WebInspect recommendation. To add to Erin's "plug and
play" comment, it is indeed plug and play but if you are the kind of
person who likes to roll their own security tests it is also very
customization friendly. The "custom agent" functionality which let's
you do this is pretty cool.

In the interest of fair disclosure I interned at the company that made
WI (SpiDynamics, since then they have been acquired by HP).


On 11/1/07, Erin Carroll <amoeba () amoebazone com> wrote:

There are multiple commercial solutions available which would satisfy your
PCI requirements; WebInspect, Qualys, WatchGuard to name a few of the Best
of Breed. However, the best choice really depends on your internal
security expertise and ability to translate tool results output to PCI
compliant-ese or the tool's built-in reporting capabilities.

My personal recommendation would be WebInspect on the strength of the tool
from a purely security focus but if you are looking for plug n play
solution which outputs results in PCI format to run past your auditors
your best bet may be Qualys.

Hope that helps some. If you have more questions please feel free to ping
me off-list.

Erin Carroll
Moderator, SecurityFocus pen-test mailing list

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Jax Lion wrote:

My company is looking to invest on a web application vulnerability
scanner for PCI compliance.

I do not know what is the latest and greatest, but our auditor
informed us that Nessus would no longer cut it.

The scanner must satisfy PCI requirements, so if you have worked or
working on a PCI project - I'm open to recommendations.

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