Similar to the integrations we have done with Qualys and Cenzic, NetScaler expands the Application Firewall integrations with three more partners – Whitehat, IBM AppScan and TrendMicro.

Companies usually utilize web app scanning tools to determine vulnerabilities with their apps.  Once vulnerabilities are found, their developers should really fix the vulnerabilities to ensure the applications are protected from vulnerability attacks.  However, in a lot of cases, app developers require time to fix, verify and upload the latest software fixes to their apps.  In these cases, the apps are susceptible to attacks.

Integrations with different vulnerability tools allow the flexibility of NetScaler customers pick the right tools they want and ensure NetScaler can provide a rapid response to these virtual patching situations.  This also helps developers stay in their software schedule while minimizing the app’s exposure to the vulnerabilities found by the vulnerability scanning tools.

In addition, NetScaler AppFW integrations with 3rd party vulnerability tools also reduce AppFW rule errors and time of creating rules by the IT Admin since rules are automatically created based on the vulnerability tool outputs.  IT Admin can easily select the categorized rules that should be enabled on AppFW.

Here is a capture of NetScaler 10.1 GUI where IT Admin can select the 3rd party tool that NetScaler have integrations with:

Here is also a sample capture of the rules converted from one of the vulnerability tool outputs so that IT Admin can easily select which rules to deploy:

Here is the latest solution brief with Whitehat for details.   More to follow with Trend Micro and IBM AppScan solution briefs.