Outpost24 has announced the launch of a web application scanner to automate the assessment of the web server, as well as pinpointing vulnerabilities in the bespoke web applications running on these servers.

According to the company, the scanner enables both internal and external scanning, allowing organisations to scan thousands of public and custom websites and web applications in order to identify vulnerabilities and their remedies.

Outpost24's web application scanner integrates with existing tools in order to provide unified reporting of both network and web vulnerabilities. It requires no additional software to be downloaded or installed and solutions can be delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (Outscan and Outscan PCI) or appliance (HIAB) form factor.

Anders Persson, CEO of Outpost24, said: “Politically motivated or otherwise, web attacks are a looming threat for organisations today. Organisations need to focus their security efforts on defending their networks from both web server flaws, as well as the more high-risk and complex threats found within web applications, otherwise they run the risk of leaving themselves vulnerable to attack.

“As with all of our products, we developed this new solution in response to feedback from our customers. We wanted to provide our customers with even more thorough assessments in order to counter the next big security threat. Those who want to avoid the financial and reputational repercussions of a hacked website would do well to address this problem now.”