Definition

A Web application or Web app is an computer program which is stored on a remote server and distributed through a browser interface over the Internet. This refers to any program that is accessed by using HTTP over a network link instead of operating within the memory of a computer. Web-based software typically run in a web browser. They may also be client-based, however, where a small portion of the program is downloaded to a user’s desktop, but processing is done on an external server over the internet.

A web app relieves the developer of responsibility for designing a program for a specific operating system or device form, allowing everyone to use the application as long as they have access to the internet. For the application creation, web applications often use a combination of client-side script (HTML, Javascript, etc.) and server-side script (ASP, PHP, etc). The server-side script does all the hard things like storing and extracting the information, and the client-side script does displaying the information.

Web security app

Web application firewalls (WAFs) are software and hardware solutions which are used to protect against security threats to applications. Specifically designed to inspect incoming traffic and block attempts at attacks, these solutions compensate for any shortcomings in the sanitization code. WAFs use different heuristics to assess which traffic is being granted access to an application and which needs to be cleared. Usually to develop a security perimeter WAFs are paired with other security solutions. This could include distributed service denial (DDoS) protection services which provide additional scalability required to block high volume attacks.

There are many methods for protecting web applications, in addition to the efficient protection offered by WAFs. The following steps would need to be part of every protection checklist for web applications:

  • Authorization: check the application for path traversals; problems of horizontal and vertical access control; weak, direct references to objects; and lack of authorization.
  • Cryptography: All data transfers are secure. Test whether unique data have been encrypted, and whether poor algorithms have been used. Also, test if there are errors in randomness.
  • Denial of service: Increase the protection of an application against denial of service attacks by checking for account lockout, anti-automation, DoS HTTP protocol and DoS wildcard SQL.
  • Collecting information: Review the application manually, detect entry points and client-side codes, and classify content hosted by third parties.

How Fixhackedwebsite help secure Web applications

Fixhackedwebsite is a great Managed Security System for websites and mobile apps. This web security tool combines a Secure Content Delivery Network ( CDN) Web Application Firewall (WAF). It is a fully managed solution of trained security analysts supported by a 24x7x365 staffed Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC). In addition, Fixhackedwebsite is powered by a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) capable of taking advantage of data from over 85 million endpoints to detect and mitigate threats even before they occur.

Included within the web-based management console, Fixhackedwebsite has the ability to discover and map all devices and web applications on a network, and then perform a complete scan with Six-Sigma precision. It can prioritize reports of identified vulnerabilities along with detailed instructions to quickly fix any reported security threats. Alerts are being sent to the Fixhackedwebsite Security Operation Center immediately.

As a result, Fixhackedwebsite is the only solution on the market that incorporates a complete security stack controlled by human expertise, all in one application. To sum up, the following features are in this tool:

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Strong, real-time edge protection for web apps and websites offering advanced filtering, security and protection against intrusion

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Advanced intelligence to exploit current events and 85M+ endpoints & 100M+ domain data

Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Global distributed server system designed to improve website and web application performance

Malware Monitoring and Remediation

Detects malware, offers the removal tools and methods and avoids potential malware attacks

Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC)

A team of trained cybersecurity experts that provide monitoring and remediation services 24x7x365

PCI Scanning

Enables service providers and retailers to comply with the Data Security Standard ( PCI DSS) for Payment Card Industry