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Your Web Apps Are Probably Vulnerable And You Need To Act Now!

September 28th, 2015 by Duncan Little

Act Now!Why does web application security continue to fail so dismally?

A recent survey of almost 600 IT professionals by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 98% of organisations have had their web applications compromised over the past 12 months. The majority (54%) of participants in the Cost of Web Application Attacks survey were from large organisations with more than 1,000 employees.

75% of our customers in this bracket tell us that they recognise the need for security enhancement, but few have provisioned budget against this. Why? Because most web applications have vulnerabilities and re-developing and testing them can be a costly and time consuming process….. or so people think!

Unbeknownst to many, installing an in-line web application firewall, such as a Citrix NetScaler is a highly effective and cost efficient way to prevent the exploitation of vulnerabilities with no re-development costs.

We’ve used this NetScaler fix in our own business and with hundreds of businesses across the UK, all of which have successfully mitigated the risks of an application with a cross site scripting vulnerability in an environment where data security is paramount.

According to the research the primary reasons for not testing more web applications are:

  • Uncertainty over how much to test
  • Senior management doesn’t understand application security or see its need
  • Lack of budget
  • Lack of expertise

Report Content

  • How many of the organisations have had their web applications compromised
  • The 7 most important reasons for security web applications
  • The importance of a web application firewalls (WAFs)
  • The affect of in-line deployment vs. out-of-line deployment in stopping WAF attacks
  • The number of personnel (FTE) needed to properly manage a WAF
  • Which is more important: performance or security?
  • How often most organisations test for vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Types of web applications tested by organisations
  • Length of time it took surveyed organisations to fix compromised web applications
  • The cost of web application attacks and component costs

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