WebInspect 5.8

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2006-03-13 Print this article Print

Review: Although the latest release adds improved usability and aids for novice users, SPI Dynamics' WebInspect Web application penetration-testing tool is still best suited for development-oriented users.

While WebInspect includes new features and improved wizards to boost the usability of the product, it still works in a fairly classic penetration-testing mode and retains more of a developer orientation than some of its rivals. And if you want developer-targeted features, thats a good thing, as WebInspect includes plenty of advanced customization capabilities through user-built scripts and custom SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) services.

Click here to read the full review of SPI Dynamics WebInspect 5.8.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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