MALTA, March 6, 2014 — Acunetix today announced the launch of Online Vulnerability Scanner. Combining the benefits of an online solution with Acunetix’ advanced scanning and crawling technology, Acunetix OVS is meant for businesses of any size that want to protect their critical websites, web applications and web servers from potential hacking attacks.

The need to secure websites and perimeter servers from hackers is well documented. Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner provides easy access to Acunetix core web vulnerability scanning technology, acting as a virtual security officer, scanning websites, including integrated web applications, web servers and any additional servers for vulnerabilities.

Simple to operate and well priced, Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner is built on the company’s advanced web crawling and scanning capabilities found in its highly acclaimed flagship product. Acunetix OVS fully interprets and scans websites, including HTML5 and JavaScript-based technologies and detects a large number of vulnerabilities, including SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting; with little or no false positives.

The scan results provide full information of the vulnerabilities detected, including the location of the vulnerability, the impact the vulnerability can have on your site together with remediation guidelines and links to external sources.  Users can generate different types of reports, such as Executive, Developer and various compliance reports. Clients can get in touch with Acunetix Security Consultants who will explain the results and help take the remedial action required.

For the Online Vulnerability Scanner, Acunetix have partnered with OpenVAS – the leading network security scanner. This partnership makes it possible for Acunetix OVS users to initiate network scans on their perimeter servers. OpenVAS has been in development for more than 10 years and is backed by renowned security developers Greenbone. Acunetix OVS thus draws on a vulnerability database of over 33,000 network-level vulnerability checks, which are constantly being updated with the latest vulnerability signatures.

Acunetix customers can also have their investment in their website’s security pay off through a seal of trust. Once a website passes comprehensive scans, a security seal is automatically generated to be displayed on strategic pages. Third party verification from a reliable security expert has shown to enhance consumer trust, overcome confidence issues and improve cart completion rates.

Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner can be launched within minutes by clicking here for a free trial account.

About Acunetix

Acunetix is a market leader in web application security technology, founded to combat the alarming rise in web attacks. Its products and technologies are the result of several years of work by a team of highly experience security developers. Acunetix customers include the U.S. Army, KPMG, Adidas and Fujitsu. More information can be found at


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