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Azure App Service support now vulnerability scanning

A new great feature is available for Azure App starting from today. How nice would be if you could scan your Azure App to check if you have any kind of security issues.
For example if you develop a web application, it would be nice to be able to scan your application and check if there are any kind of security vulnerabilities.
Until now, this could be made with external partners, not directly from Azure Portal. Starting from now we can do this using Tinfoil Security. You can activate this service directly from Azure Portal. This service is offered using the Marketplace.
There are different tires, that allow you to check your site from one time per week (for 3$/month), and you can scan even twice per day for 500$/month. This feature go hand in hand with if you are using different deployments slots for your web applications. You can scan for integration or pre-production environment for security vulnerabilities before releasing a new version or a hot fix.
In this way, the development team can have a real time feedback, in a very short period of time.

There are a lot of vulnerabilities that are checked by Tinfoil automatically, like Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS).
I invite you to try this new feature.
Also, another benefits of this partnership is also the way how you buy this products - "SaaS". You
pay a monthly subscription. When you don't need anymore this service, you can unsubscribe from this service.


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