Help Net Security, an independent site, focused on information security, reviewed Acunetix v.11. This was not the first time the team behind Help Net Security analysed Acunetix, the first time being back in 2009. Since the review of v.6.5, the product has come a very long way, Berislav Kucan, Director of Operations at HNS announces:
I’ve used Acunetix a number of times over the last decade, and I like what I see in this latest version. The web-based interface makes it run smoother, and also unlocks the potential of offering role-based access to multiple users within the organization.
In his review, Mr. Kucan also describes the Login Sequence Recorder as a “nifty add-on” that gives users the ability to record a manual login process which Acunetix recreates when initiating the scan. He also praises the inclusion of the issue tracking functionality as “a nice addition” which currently supports Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Atlassian’s JIRA, and GitHub.
Among other features, Mr. Kucan focused largely on Acunetix AcuSensor, stating that when he ran scans with AcuSensor enabled, the number of detected issues was, on average, 45 percent greater than when AcuSensor was not used:
As far as I’m concerned, AcuSensor should be used by default, as it expands the reach of the analysis and can provide interesting and helpful findings.
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