Sanctum, a provider of Web application security software, this week announced a new AppScan 3.5 subscription to enable Apache developers and users to identify and fix new vulnerabilities in XML Web services technologies.
Building on AppScan'advanced validation technology, which detects and recommends fixes for .NET and Oracle Web services vulnerabilities, this subscription broadens AppScan's Web services security testing and adds additional vulnerability testing for PHP applications and Apache on MacOS X. AppScan is optimized for security testing throughout the application life cycle, delivering updated Web services vulnerability assessment to development, QA testing, and audit processes.
A stand-alone application running on Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, AppScan learns the unique business logic of XML Web services on the fly and creates a dynamic scan to access Web application vulnerability. Once the assessment is complete, AppScan provides reports that include actionable recommendations for how to fix application specific vulnerabilities, common Web vulnerabilities on .NET, Oracle and Apache platforms that support Web services as well as the XML Web services themselves.
Subscriptions to AppScan are available immediately. Current AppScan customers can download it from Sanctum's AppScan extranet.