Acunetix version 12 ships with a new scanning engine which has been rewritten from scratch. One of the benefits of the new scanning engine is an improvement in scanning speed. Our tests indicate that the scanning time of some scans has been halved. This is partially due to a higher number of simultaneous requests being done to the server. In addition, it should be possible to start more scans using version 12 on the same machine, allowing you to scan more sites simultaneously.

The scan speed improvement will depend on the technology used by the site, the site’s response time and other factors. You will however notice a speed improvement when using Acunetix version 12.

Nicholas Sciberras
Principal Program Manager
As the Principal Program Manager, Nicholas is passionate about IT security and technology at large. Prior to joining Acunetix in 2012, Nicholas spent 12 years at GFI Software, where he managed the email security and anti-spam product lines, led multiple customer service teams, and provided technical training.