Thursday, February 26, 2015

Google's new scanner for cloud platform

Google rolled out a security scanner to reveal security vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine Web applications. Security is still a major worry for most of the IT professionals. The scanner looks into the application also checking all the links and apply multiple scenarios to test the application. Google Security Engineering Manager, Rob Mann told that scanner cannot be used with App Engine Managed VMs, Google Compute Engine or any other resources. Although the scanner has some limitation, but still it aids software developers to look for security flaws that might affect the application. Company also recommends a manual security review by a Web app security professional as scanners don't provide guarantee against security flaws. <more>

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