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Instant Shift

Tom Hardy includes Acunetix in the Essential Web Application Security Testing Tools Set

Acunetix can detect issues related to SQL injection, XXE, XSS, Host Header attacks and many others. Acunetix offers report in superb format that eases the way for the developers to quickly identify different kinds of threats and fix the flaws that may prove to be a threat to the security system of the web application.

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Instant Shift, October 2015

Acunetix review on Geek Flare

Chandan Kumar gives a step-by-step account on his use of Acunetix OVS to perform a security scan for over 500 vulnerabilities on

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Geek Flare, October 2015
Software Testing Help

Acunetix review on Software Testing Help

A step by step guide on Software Testing Help, showing how to test web application security using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS)

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Software Testing Help, October 2015

Acunetix voted Readers’ Choice Award winner

Leading Windows Security resource site,, announced today that Product Name was selected the winner in the Category Name category of the Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Gareth Davies for Reviews Acunetix

“Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner is responsive, scalable and centralised with unmatched deep crawling and scanning capabilities. If you compare it to the on-premise solution, it’s simple to use, there’s no maintenance (as its cloud based) and it’s very competitively priced.

Overall I think it’s a great tool and I’m glad to see a company like Acunetix, who has a great software scanner moving more into a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) style offering. It suits the mobile pen-testing consultant a lot more, especially with agile teams working together the old methods of generating reports with software on each engineer laptop was cumbersome and hard to scale.”

Read the Review », December 2014

Michael Ortega for Hakin9 Reviews Acunetix

“This is the first opportunity I had to try Acunetix for any length of time. It has all the features and functionality that allows the product to compete with the “big boys” in the field but is also reasonably priced. Acunetix is a solid product to get your Application Security Testing program off the ground.”

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Hakin9, November 2014

Dirk Strauss for CodeProject Reviews Acunetix

“I have been checking out Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and the awesome features it provides. As a software developer, I can definitely see a benefit to the guys and girls of my trade. Acunetix WVS audits your website security by running a host of tests. It then provides a concise report of issues it found. Not only does it do this, but it also suggests changes you need to make to fix the issues found.”

Read the Review », September 2014

The Web Application Vulnerability Scanners Benchmark

Acunetix was featured in an accuracy, coverage, versatility, adaptability, feature and price comparison report of 63 Black Box web application vulnerability scanners and SAAS services.

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Shay Chen, 2014

Acunetix WVS 6.5 placed 1st in Web Security Scanners Comparison

Acunetix WVS placed first in a paper released by Adam Doup´e, Marco Cova, and Giovanni Vigna from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the paper “Why Johnny Can’t Pentest: An Analysis of Black-box Web Vulnerability Scanners”, the authors compared the capalities of eleven black box web security scanners (both commercial and open source) against a realistic test web application called WackoPicko.

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University of California, Santa Barbara, August 2010

Acunetix WVS 6.5 Review – Help Net Security Website

Acunetix WVS doesn’t just let you see how your website is vulnerable. It also provides information and tools that allow you to test your web applications.  It is an important tool for web developers. It’s very customizable and, therefore, lends itself to in-depth testing beautifully.

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Help Net Security, October 2009

Acunetix WVS 6 Review –

In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, states that “All in all it’s a well rounded tool with a pretty accurate scanning engine, it’s come a long way since the earlier versions and is now quite strong in all areas of web application security testing.” Darknet also recommends Acunetix WVS 6 highly as it helps consultants and in-house guys in improving security and stability of web applications.

Read the Review », January 2009

Acunetix WVS 6 Review –

In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, Kevin Orray of highlights the new breakthrough AcuSensor Technology, which has a better vulnerability detection rate whilst reporting less false positives. He also highlights the new Port Scanning and Network Alert features, which classifies Acunetix WVS as a fully-armed scanner. Concluding with a comparison between Version 5 and Version 6, Kevin Orray states that Version 6 is his “Web Application Scanner of choice”.

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Kevin Orray, November 2008

Acunetix WVS – A Comprehensive Set of Security Tools in One Package – PC Pro

Acunetix scored a total of 5 out of a possible 6 points in a review conducted by Ian Parsons for The points were awarded based on ease-of-use, features and value for money. The reviewer describes Acunetix WVS as “A comprehensive set of security tools in one package, with a convenient and easy-to-use interface.” He also states that “Acunetix displays tools and results in a clear and concise way, with detailed information and reports available on demand.”

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PC Pro, March 2007

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review –

Acunetix scored 90% in a review conducted by Sahir Hidayatullah at The reviewer states, “I truly enjoyed using this product. Web application auditing can be a tedious and time consuming nightmare, and the best praise I can give Acunetix is that they’ve made a product that makes me feel a part of the test. The interactivity and levels of detail available to you give you the ability to be laid back or tinker with everything you want, while the test is still going on. With its features and reasonable pricing for a consultant’s license, this product is unmatched and will quickly become one of the premier tools in your arsenal.”

Read the Review », December 2006


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