Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Now Also on Linux

Linux platform improves reliability, security and performance

November 2018, London, UK – Acunetix, the pioneer in automated web application security software, has announced the release of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner for Linux. Known to be reliable, cost effective and secure, Linux is the server operating system of choice for many large organisations including Facebook, Twitter and Google. Acunetix is one of the first commercial, automated web vulnerability scanners to be released for Linux.

“Following extensive customer research, it became clear to us that a number of customers and security community professionals preferred to run on Linux. Tech professionals have long chosen Linux for their servers and computers due to its robust security. However, in recent years, this open source operating system has become much more user-friendly. We are very proud to be one of the first commercial web vulnerability scanners to be released for Linux.”
Nicholas Sciberras, CTO

Acunetix is able to comprehensively and accurately scan all types of web applications, including those that rely heavily on JavaScript, such as SPAs (Single Page Applications. Version 12 launched in May this year and ships with a brand new, reengineered and rewritten scanning engine, making Acunetix the fastest scanning engine in the industry. Previously only available on Windows and Online, it is now also available on Linux.

Benefits of Running Acunetix on Linux OS

  • Reliability and security: Linux is the operating system most often selected for servers that need close to 100% uptime. Using Linux increases the reliability needed for the thousands of operations required to scan a website.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Acunetix customers can run the scanner in their own private cloud on either Amazon AWS, Digital Ocean or Google Cloud, for example.
  • Performance: Linux requires less resources to run, resulting in extra resources to increase scanner performance.

Download a trial version from here

About Acunetix

User-friendly and competitively priced, Acunetix leads the market in automatic web security testing technology. Its industry-leading crawler fully supports HTML5, JavaScript and AJAX-heavy websites, enabling the auditing of complex, authenticated applications. Acunetix provides the only technology on the market that can automatically detect out-of-band vulnerabilities and is available both as an online and on-premises solution. Acunetix also includes integrated vulnerability management features to extend the enterprise’s ability to comprehensively manage, prioritise and control vulnerability threats – ordered by business criticality.

Acunetix, the Company

Founded in 2004 to combat the alarming rise in web application attacks, Acunetix is the market leader and a pioneer in automated web application security technology. From individual consultants to enterprises, penetration testers and security experts globally depend on Acunetix products and technologies. It is the tool of choice for many customers across sectors, including Government, Military, Education, Telecommunications, Banking, Finance, and E-Commerce sectors as well as many Fortune 500 companies such as the Pentagon, Harper Collins, Disney, Adobe and many more.

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