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Watchfire AppScan. Web Application Security Software Omen Wild September 2007. AppScan Overview. What is AppScan? Software used by web developers, content managers, database administrators, and system administrators to check web applications for vulnerabilities How is AppScan used?

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Watchfire appscan

Watchfire AppScan

Web Application Security Software

Omen Wild

September 2007


Appscan overview
AppScan Overview

  • What is AppScan?

    • Software used by web developers, content managers, database administrators, and system administrators to check web applications for vulnerabilities

  • How is AppScan used?

    • AppScan can be deployed in variety of application instances, including test, development and production


Appscan functionality
AppScan Functionality

  • Site crawl

    • Finds all linked pages

  • Site check

    • Attacks web forms

      • SQL Injection

      • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

      • Buffer Overflows

  • Extensive reports


User endorsement
User Endorsement

  • Brian Biehle

    • Supports the Academic Senate

    • Scanned MySenate

    • “You also have my full endorsement of AppScan and its effectiveness to uncover areas within a site that may pose security risks. The recommendations for resolving the issues within the reports generated from the scan have been very helpful as well.”


Appscan project status
AppScan Project Status

  • UC Davis purchased Watchfire AppScan per existing UCOP agreement. The agreement includes:

    • 25 licenses for configuration, scanning and reporting features

    • 25 licenses for computer-based training

    • On-site training for administrators and license holders

  • Hardware is in place

  • Working with vendor for installation and training


Implementation plan estimated timeline
Implementation Plan & Estimated Timeline

  • October 1 - 15: Watchfire staff available for implementation planning

  • October 15 – November 2: Watchfire staff on-site for implementation assistance

  • October 22 – 26: Watchfire staff on site for training

  • While this timeline my change slightly, AppScan on-site training will be completed no later than mid-November 2007


Next steps
Next Steps

  • Finalize license distribution plan and process

  • Finalize training strategy and timeline

  • Develop and implement communication plan