Understanding Web Application Security!

The growth of internet and its development increases in a daily basis. Though technology makes our life easy there is always the question of security. We like to have our data and personal information secured but as technology develops the risk of being attacked by hackers also increases. That’s where our web application security place an important role.

Web application security is to protect data, customers, and organizations from data theft, interruptions in business continuity, or other harmful results of cybercrime.

Importance of web application security

Effective security is important to any web application for various reasons like,

  • Reduces risk from both internal and third-party sources.
  • Keeps client’s data secure and builds confidence.
  • Protects sensitive data from leaks.
  • Improves trust from crucial clients and lenders.

Basic Website Security


  • SSL Certificate

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the most basic web application security but the most important security measure in web application, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems. Website without SSL security are labelled as insecure by popular search engines.

  • Web Application Firewall

Web Application Firewall WAF is another measure for web application security as it protects web applications from a variety of application layer attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and cookie poisoning etc.,

  • Security Token Service (STS)

Security Token Service (STS), it secures the validation process by acting as an entity that develops a series of trust between the user verifying their login details, credentials and the application using the STS Service. All authentications must verify the trustworthiness of the token between the two parties to complete the authentication process.

  • Website Scanner 

Website Scanner is used to scan for Vulnerability that are automated tools that scan web applications to look for security vulnerabilities. They test web applications for common security problems such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and cross-site request forgery (CSRF). These website scanners will remove some of the known malware that are harmful for the website and will also look for threats.

In conclusion any business in modern world depends on internet. So, it is important that it is secured and continuously monitored 24/7 to protect form the threats. Furthermore, we must understand the importance of web application security and improve security of the application.

Author’s profile

     Anirudh – Junior Software Developer

     Anirudh is our junior software developer who is an expert in web application security

     here in this blog he Volunteered to share the basic and importance of web application

     security.

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