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Have you ever performed the same analysis of the tests the paid scanning products perform? I think you would be amazed at the similarities in their general lack of intelligence and poor ability to make decisions based on context and/or environment.
Also, what do you consider "good" about the checks it performed? Very basic ' or 1 =1 stuff, with basic URL encoding at the "high end" of the test cases.
I'd argue that any organization without an application security program that would use IIScan or a similar solution is actually LESS secure if they don't understand that a simple scan isn't the same as having an actual approach. Finding a few simple holes and fixing them doesn't constitute improving your security posture, at all.
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:42 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> I played with it a little yesterday and posted my thoughts (as well as
> a summary of their whole scan) at:
> It is a nice tool with some good checks looking for SQL, XSS, etc... I
> just think they
> didn't look deep enough in my site to check more stuff...
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:58 AM, Robin Sage <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > If anyone has any more invite codes please send one to me.
> > I tried the ones posted and they were not functional.
> > I also emailed support and never received a response.
> > Has anyone compared this to AppScan, WebInspect, Sentinnel, Qualys or
> > Acunetix ?
> > How many trials do you get per invite code? Just 1 app?
> > Thanks!
> > ________________________________
> > From: Jardel Weyrich <email@example.com>
> > To: p8x <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Sent: Thu, January 7, 2010 9:33:07 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] iiscan results
> > It's probably trying to get different results/responses by changing
> > the values of some request headers. The most common scenario, as far
> > as I've seen, and as oddly as it might sound, is the User-Agent and
> > HTTP minor version.
> > A more verbose logging strategy would demystify. Or maybe Vincent?
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