Do you want the peace of mind that you’re delivering secure code free of vulnerabilities when building applications using the Microsoft .NET framework? Acunetix’s AcuSensor Technology is your answer.

The .NET Framework is Microsoft’s comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.

And now, Acunetix AcuSensor Technology has been updated to fully support and work with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. 

What do I gain from using Acunetix AcuSensor Technology when scanning Microsoft .NET framework applications for vulnerabilities?

With AcuSensor Technology in place you can enjoy a higher degree of coverage and accuracy in vulnerability detection, less false positives and the precise pinpointing of the vulnerability location within the code.

Here are some added benefits:

  • Locate and remediate vulnerabilities quicker,
  • Significantly reduce false positives,
  • Get timely alerts of web application configuration problems,
  • Detect many more vulnerabilities,
  • Test all possible inputs in the website thereby increasing your scanning coverage,
  • Test for email injection.

How does AcuSensor Technology work?
AcuSensor is an Acunetix proprietary security technology that combines black box scanning techniques with feedback from sensors placed inside the source code while the latter is being executed.

Once triggered from the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, the sensor retrieves a list of all the files from the web application directory, including those which are not linked to through the website. It also gathers a list of all the web application inputs. Since it knows what kind of inputs the application expects, it can launch a broader range of tests against the application.

Click here for more details, including an example where an SQL Injection vulnerability is reported by AcuSensor.

Ready to scan Microsoft .NET framework web applications for vulnerabilities?

If you are new to Acunetix, then simply download your FREE 14-day trial version and experience the capabilities of AcuSensor Technology directly on your own websites and web applications.

If you are a current Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner user with a valid maintenance agreement, you simply have to download the latest version from here. You will need your license key to download the latest version (which you can get from your current installation of Acunetix > Licensing). Remember to un-install your existing installation before installing the new version.

If you are a current Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner user, but don’t have a valid maintenance agreement, contact our Sales Team at for further information.


Acunetix developers and tech agents regularly contribute to the blog. All the Acunetix developers come with years of experience in the web security sphere.