Monitor HTTP response headers and their values.
The Headers section allows you to monitor all the response headers that were sent by your web servers.
- View which web applications are using secure response headers. Secure response headers provide protection to users of the site by mitigating many common forms of web based attacks, such as cross-site scripting (XSS), clickjacking, and others.
During the scanning process we catalog all HTTP response headers that are returned when we issue queries.
Risk is assigned by verifying that important and critical headers are being sent by the target web application.
- High (● Red): None currently.
- Medium (● Yellow): Targets are missing some important headers. The headers we consider important are: Content-Security-Policy, Strict-Transport-Security, X-Frame-Options, X-Content-Type-Options, and Referrer-Policy.
- Low (● Green): No significant risks are associated with the headers.
We recommend fixing Medium risk issues.
Headers can be monitored for changes by toggling their monitor status on the List page. If a change is detected it will trigger a
website-header-monitor-changeevent so you can be immediately notified.
Learn more about events at:
- Changes: Displays changes between current and prior scans when a header is found or no longer found, or the value is different.