Website Vulnerabilities Will Cost You

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Why and how you should take care of web vulnerabilities Even the best websites are vulnerable to hacking. Though web security continues to improve, hackers are constantly developing new ways to attack and disable corporate and government sites. Hackers are now attacking web-based applications, including shopping carts, webforms, login pages and other dynamic content – these applications, accessible day and night, are often directly linked to back-end data, such as customer databases. According to a recent article on, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, the average cost to a business when its network is hacked is $5.5 million.

As many as 70% of websites expose significant vulnerabilities which make them easy targets for hackers. What can companies do to defend their websites? The first step is to identify any and all of your website’s vulnerabilities – companies the world over, from eBay to FICO, the credit-scoring agency, are now actually trying to hack themselves, in an attempt to uncover any web security issues or website vulnerabilities.

Acunetix web application security scanning technology is the best tool available for detecting Web security lapses and website vulnerabilities. Quite simply, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner checks your entire website for any vulnerabilities and lets you know what needs to be fortified or repaired. The technology provides you with detailed reports that pinpoint security issues right down to exact lines of code.

Acunetix engineers have been working in the Web security space since 1997 and remain at the forefront of the industry, as evidenced by the new Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 completes scans quickly and efficiently, without generating additional site traffic. This build also includes a number of new security checks, including checks for SQL injection (when hackers can query your database directly through your website’s input fields), improved versions of existing checks and a slate of bug fixes. And customers have access to our qualified staff of support technicians.

Consider your company’s website as a fortress – Acunetix can help you find ways to make it invulnerable. Think you might want to save your company $5.5 million? Download the Trial Version of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner today.

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