New feature enables vulnerability scanning deeper into web applications

AUSTIN, TEXAS – June 16, 2020 – Acunetix, a global leader in automated web application security, has incorporated a brand new feature, the Business Logic Recorder (BLR), into the product. The Business Logic Recorder is a unique Acunetix feature that is designed to enable effective testing of particular scenarios, especially multi-step web forms, which would otherwise make it impossible for a scanner to reach all areas of a web application.

Web applications process user input data in the background but an automated scanner cannot recognize the meaning of this data. In many cases, the application may behave differently depending on the data that the user selects or enters. BLR essentially allows the security engineer to record a number of sequences, ensuring that the scanner can reach all valid variations for vulnerability testing.

“Many web applications, including those with shopping carts, use multi-step forms,” said Nicholas Sciberras, Acunetix Chief Technology Officer. “Acunetix is the only automated web vulnerability scanner that allows security professionals to quickly and easily overcome constraint barriers and test all corners of these web applications without extensive manual work.”

The Business Logic Recorder is designed to enable effective testing of particular scenarios. It allows administrators to define multiple input sequences to ensure the scanner:

  • Reaches and tests all variations of multi-step web forms or other web application workflows.
  • Fulfills particular constraints to reach parts of a web application, which an automated scanner would otherwise not be able to test.

The Business Logic Recorder is available for every target in the latest release of Acunetix v13.

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About Acunetix

Over 3,000 companies worldwide trust Acunetix to protect their assets, align with their policies, and integrate with the development lifecycle. Acunetix brings an extensive feature set of automated penetration testing tools, enabling security analysts to perform a complete vulnerability assessment and repair detected issues. With global headquarters in Malta and North American headquarters in Austin, Texas, Acunetix counts many Fortune 500 companies among its customers, including organizations from the banking, education, healthcare, government, defense, and technology industries. Acunetix is part of Invicti Security, the leading global provider of dynamic application security testing products. For more information visit

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