Key Features of Acunetix Online’s Network Security Scanner

Comprehensive security audits require detailed inspection of the perimeter of your public-facing network assets. Acunetix has integrated the popular OpenVAS scanner within Acunetix Online to provide a comprehensive perimeter network security scan that integrates seamlessly with your web application security testing, all from an easy to use simple cloud-based service.

Identify over 35,000 Network-layer Vulnerabilities.

Scan Perimeter Network Services

Insecure perimeter networks are the cause of most data breaches. The perimeter is therefore one of the most important areas of your network to secure against vulnerabilities, misconfiguration and other security threats that could compromise security or availability of network services.

Acunetix Online extends your network’s visibility to outside threats and provides you with a perspective of your network’s perimeter just like an attacker would see it.

Every network scan will initially start with a port scan of the IP address the scanning target in order to discover open ports and running services. Open ports are then tested for over 35,000 known vulnerabilities and mis-configurations.

Testing for Network Vulnerabilities

Network vulnerability tests performed during a scan include assessing security testing of detected devices such as routers, firewalls, switches and load balancers; testing for weak passwords on common protocols such as FTP, IMAP, database servers, POP3, Socks, SSH and Telnet; Testing for DNS-related server vulnerabilities such as DNS zone transfer attacks, open recursive DNS attacks and DNS cache poisoning attacks; testing for badly configured Proxy Servers, weak SNMP community strings, weak TLS/SSL ciphers and many other security weaknesses.

The scan’s findings are then presented inside the Acunetix Online dashboard, from where a network security report can be easily generated.

Network vulnerability alerts
Network Misconfiguration

Detecting Network Security Mis-configurations

Acunetix Online can detect a wide array of network security mis-configurations that could lead to sensitive data disclosure, denial of service or even compromise of hosts. Tests include testing for anonymous FTP access and writable directories over FTP, badly configured Proxy Servers, weak SNMP community strings, weak TLS/SSL ciphers and many other security weaknesses.


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