Press Release: April 23, 2013

HP Helps Organizations Identify Vulnerabilities in Web Applications

HP WebInspect replicates and automates real-world attacks to secure applications

LONDON -- HP today announced HP WebInspect 10.0, a unique application-security solution that replicates real-world attacks through a guided testing process, enabling organizations to develop and deliver secure web applications and web services.

Web applications remain a substantial source of security vulnerabilities. From 2000 to 2012, four of the six most reported vulnerabilities were exploitable via the web.(1) Thorough application security testing is proven to prevent attacks before they occur, but many organizations lack the resources, tools and time to implement secure testing processes. Without proper testing, these web applications may contain vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited by attackers.

HP WebInspect 10.0 is an automated, configurable application security solution that dynamically tests web applications and web services to quickly and accurately identify exploitable security vulnerabilities. With HP WebInspect 10.0, security teams can efficiently manage test results and distribute actionable security intelligence and remediation guidance early in the development process. HP WebInspect 10.0 also improves secure application development by enabling security teams to share best practices to protect key entry points from attack.

“To effectively build safe and secure web applications, organizations need to be thinking about and testing for critical threats from the onset of development,” said Mike Armistead, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Security Products, Fortify, HP. “HP WebInspect 10.0 empowers clients to become proactive in their security efforts, rather than reacting to attacks after they happen, by simulating attacks to identify vulnerabilities early on and preventing breaches long before they occur.”

HP WebInspect 10.0 includes the new Guided Scan, a unique interactive testing process based on a patent-pending Adaptive Component Recognition technique for analyzing modern complex web applications and JavaScript. Guided Scan leads novice users and professional security testers alike in adapting tests to specific scenarios in custom environments where test configuration is difficult to troubleshoot. This provides better handling of complex scenarios like detecting proxy misconfiguration or network authentication.

HP WebInspect 10.0 also includes enhancements to workflow recording that allow the logging of application interactions by users and the tracking of business processes tied to the application being tested, making the latest version more intuitive and thorough.

HP WebInspect 10.0 includes integration with leading web application firewalls and with HP TippingPoint intrusion prevention system to streamline application-layer protections against vulnerabilities found in production or in third-party applications.

Pricing and availability

HP WebInspect 10.0 starts at $1,500 and is licensed per application, named user or concurrent user.(2) It is available through HP and HP channel partners.

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(1) According to the 2012 HP Cyber Risk Report.

(2) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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