Automate More of the Web Application Security Scanning with the New Netsparker Scanners

Press Release | Announcing the new version of Netsparker Desktop and a new update for Netsparker Enterprise. Introducing more automation of the pre-scan process allowing users to easily launch web security scans against hundreds and thousands of websites within just a few minutes.

19 January 2016, London – Netsparker Ltd today announced the new versions of both Netsparker Desktop and Netsparker Enterprise.

The new versions of Netsparker’s web application security scanners enable users to automate more of the pre scan tasks and ease the post scan tasks. Scanning hundreds and thousands of web applications, and producing more accurate web security scan results has never been easier.

Automated URL Rewrite Rules Makes Things Easier, For Everyone

Netsparker raised the bar of web application security scanning automation again. Users do not need to go through the difficult process of configuring URL rewrite rules. The latest versions of Netsparker scanners automatically configure URL rewrite rules to crawl and scan the target website more efficiently.

Refer to the whitepaper Automating the Configuration of URL Rewrite Rules in Netsparker Web Application Security Scanners for more detailed information about this technology.

Scan Policy Optimizer Wizard means More Efficient Web Security Scans

Optimized scan policies mean quicker web application security scans, but very few people have the time to manually optimize the scan policies. The new versions of Netsparker web application security scanners have an all new Scan Policy Optimizer, which enables users to automatically optimize scan policies.

Proof of Exploited Vulnerabilities Eases the Post Web Security Scan Process

Netsparker pioneered the concept of auto verifying identified web vulnerabilities, and in this version of their scanners they stepped up the game again. The scanners will now present a proof to the user that the identified vulnerabilities were exploited, thus the users do not need to manually verify those vulnerabilities.

Easily Export Identified Vulnerabilities as Issues to Github and Team Foundations Server

Integrate Netsparker web application security scanner with Github, Team Foundation Server or other bug tracking and code management systems to add the vulnerabilities Netsparker identified during a scan as issues in your projects with just a mouse click.  

Other Feature Highlights and New Web Security Checks

In this update Netsparker also introduced:

  • Fully responsive Netsparker Enterprise dashboard
  • HIPAA compliance report template
  • Knowledge base node for SSL issues
  • Several new web security checks
  • And several other improvements.

For more detailed information about what is new, changed and improved refer to the release notes.

Go for More Automation, Go for Netsparker

Take the Netsparker web application security scanners for a spin and see the difference for yourself; more automation, leading vulnerability detection technology, auto verification of identified vulnerabilities, and easy to use products.

Download a demo of Netsparker Desktop or apply for a trial of Netsparker Enterprise.

Get in Touch with Netsparker

For more information on Netsparker web application security scanners visit the Netsparker website. You can also reach Netsparker via email on or via the contact page.

About the Author

Ferruh Mavituna - Founder, Strategic Advisor

Ferruh Mavituna is the founder and CEO of Invicti Security, a world leader in web application vulnerability scanning. His professional obsessions lie in web application security research, automated vulnerability detection, and exploitation features. He has authored several web security research papers and tools and delivers animated appearances at cybersecurity conferences and on podcasts. Exuberant at the possibilities open to organizations by the deployment of automation, Ferruh is keen to demonstrate what can be achieved in combination with Invicti’s award-winning products, Netsparker and Acunetix.