Unlike web application firewalls, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner focuses on fixing web security problems, whether than preventing them from happening. Acunetix WVS helps in detecting cross site scripting, sql injections and other web vulnerabilities before the web application is exposed on the internet, during its development cycle.

When implementing a web application firewall, only PCI DSS 6.6 requirement is met, while with Acunetix WVS the following PCI DSS requirements are met:

2.2.2: Disabled all unnecessary and insecure services and protocols
2.2.3: Configure system security parameters
2.2.4: Remove all unnecessary functionality
2.3: Encrypt all non-console administrative access
4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
4.1: Use strong Cryptography and security protocols
6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
6.1: Ensure that all system components and software have the latest vendor-supplied security patches installed
6.5: Develop all web applications based on secure coding guidelines
6.6: Ensure that all web-facing applications are protected against known attacks

Watch the video below, and see what advantages there are when Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is used to secure, and audit web applications to meet PCI DSS requirements.



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

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