Reviews

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." More details- 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." Read the full review- Help Net Security, October 2009
Acunetix WVS 6 Review - Hakin9 IT Security Magazine
"It is impossible to present all the benefits of Version 6 in one short tool review", Jose Ignacio Peralta Bosio said, in a review of Acunetix WVS 6 for Hakin9 IT Security Magazine. The author also highlighted that the new and innovative AcuSensor Technology "takes web application scanning to a whole new level." Read the full review- hakin9, March 2009
Acunetix WVS 6 Review - Darknet.org.uk
In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, Darknet.org.uk 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 full review- Darknet.org.uk, January 2009
Acunetix WVS 6 Review - Vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk
In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, Kevin Orray of Vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk 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". Read the full review- 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 PCPro.co.uk. 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." Read the full review- PC Pro, March 2007
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review - PC Authority (Au)
"Evaluating website security is never easy, and Acunetix has provided a range of tools to help. Hackers almost certainly can and will run similar scans against your website at some time, and they won't share the results with you. With this software you can know what they know and act accordingly." Read the full review- PC Authority, February 2007

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review - Firewall.cx
Acunetix scored 90% in a review conducted by Sahir Hidayatullah at Firewall.cx. 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 full review- firewall.cx, December 2006
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review - TCN
Acunetix WVS was awarded top rating of 3 stars out of a possible 3, in a review by Spanish magazine TCN (Technology Channel News). The reviewer describes Acunetix as a powerful utility to analyse web pages for security holes. Its strength lies in is its thorough scanner that examines scripts in web pages, which enables it to detect errors. Also impressive is its tools such as - HTTP editor, HTTP Sniffer, HTTP Flooder, word encryptor, vulnerability controls, SQL and more. Read the full PDF review (in Spanish)- Technology Channel News, November 2006
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review - Help Net Security
In a review by Help Net Security, reviewer Mark Woodstone, describes Acunetix WVS as a "powerful and versatile scanner that proves to be an important piece of a web application-testing arsenal". The reviewer also states that, "As always with penetration testing, some things must be done manually, but from the perspective of an automated web vulnerability scanning procedure, you cannot miss with Acunetix WVS." Read the full review- Help Net Security, September 2006
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner: A Real World Review - Microsolved, Inc
In a review by Microsolved, Inc, MSI Labs reviewer describes Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner as, "One application that contains a collection of comprehensive tools to give a complete look at the vulnerabilities of a website". The reviewer awarded Acunetix WVS 4 out of 5 stars, and states that this strong product could use "some polish in its minor features, to make the complete package shine like a diamond." Read the full review  hosted on www.cccure.org- MSI Labs, May 2006
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner review - IT-Observer
In a review, Danny Tsechansky writing for IT-Observer, describes Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner as "the best tool to audit your web application through the eyes of an attacker. The scanner focuses its attention on the web application and provides you with information on security issues that hackers can exploit. So, whether you are a web application developer or a security auditor, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is an essential tool to ensure the security of your web application". Read the full review- IT-Observer, April 2006
The Cracker Eye View of Web Site Security with Web Vulnerability Scanner
John Mueller writing for DevSource reviews Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v.3. "One needs both the "cracker eye" view and the developer view to create a Web site that is both secure and reliable," said the reviewer. "The main use of Web Vulnerability Scanner is to tell you that there is a problem, one that a cracker can exploit."  The cracker eye view helps locate vulnerabilities which could allow hackers to create specially formatted messages that would cause problems for one's system. The reviewer states that, "This is the reason you need a product such as Web Vulnerability Scanner." When tested Acunetix performed well, "I tested a number of Web sites, and it wasn't ever wrong," confirmed the reviewer. In conclusion the reviewer states he likes Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and recommends it to companies with a large development department. Read the full review- DevSource, March 2006
How to check your web server for vulnerabilities with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner
German security site Network-Secure.de, reviews Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner. The reviewer states that in terms of quality, industry experts find Acunetix WVS to rank highly in comparison with other leading security scanners. The reviewer stresses that Acunetix WVS is competitively priced, providing numerous scan options including Google hacking. Read the full review (German)- Network-Secure, February 2006
 Is Your SQL Server Susceptible to SQL Injection Attacks?
Dinesh Asanka in a review for SQL-Server-Performance awarded Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner the score of 4.69 out of a possible 5. The reviewer describes Acunetix web Vulnerability Scanner as being "above average and close to excellent". He was impressed with the "Very simple and standard installation" as well as the online help and supporting documents. The reviewer also notes that Acunetix WVS is "a great tool for a Web site developer and QA tester." Read the full review- SQL-Server-Performance.com, December 2005
Gold award - Debra Littlejohn Schinder, writing for WindowsSecurity.com awarded Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner the Gold Award with 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars. The reviewer stated the product was "easy to install, configure and use," as well as providing "an easy 'uninstall' option". The reviewer found Acunetix WVS to be "sophisticated and thorough" with "many ways to configure and customize its behaviour and a number of additional tools to add more functionality." Read the full review- WindowsSecurity.com, August 2005