December 2017 Update for Netsparker Enterprise

These release notes highlight what is new, improved and fixed in the December 2017 update of the Netsparker Enterprise web application security solution.

We're almost at the close of 2017. But, before it ends, we wanted to present you with a seasonable gift – a huge update to Netsparker Enterprise, our web application security scanning solution. This blog post highlights what is new, improved and fixed in the December 2017 update of Netsparker Enterprise.

Real Time Scan Results

One of the most common problems in online services is that users have to wait until a scan is complete to see the results. Not in Netsparker Enterprise!

Like Netsparker Desktop, Netsparker Enterprise now displays scan statistics in real time. As soon as Netsparker Enteprise identifies a vulnerability, it reports it and displays all the details while the scan is still running. This empowers you to take action immediately.

Real Time Scan Results

Integration Support with Fogbugz, Github and TFS Issue Tracking Systems

A few months ago we announced the integration with JIRA, an issue tracking system, which enabled you to configure the automated posting of vulnerabilities as issues in JIRA projects.

In this latest update, we added integration support for FogBugz, Github and Team Foundation Server (TFS). You can now use the Integration wizard to integrate Netsparker Enterprise with your issue tracking system in mere minutes.

Integration Support with Fogbugz, Github and TFS Issue Tracking Systems

Option to Group Email and SMS Notifications

Notifications are really important. They keep you posted when scans start and finish, and alert you to critical issues. Yet, when you receive lots of notifications, instinctively, you might start to ignore them.

To avoid this, we've introduced a new option that allows you to group notifications within a time period. All you have to do is enable the Group option for every notification, and specify the period during which notifications should be grouped.

Option to Group Email and SMS Notifications

For example, if you set this period as 30 minutes, all notifications generated within 30 minutes of each other will be grouped and sent as one. If, for example, three scans finish within thirty minutes of each other, you will receive a single email (not three) with a summary about each scan. Genius!

Other Noteworthy Updates

In this update, we also included the following:

  • New Scan Policy setting to define Web Storage (Session and Local)
  • New options to schedule incremental scans
  • Support for importing links from a CSV file
  • Support for parsing gzipped sitemaps
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes

For a complete list of what is new, improved and fixed in this end-of-year update of Netsparker Enterprise, please refer to the Changelog.

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.