About Acunetix – The Name You Can Trust

Acunetix is a global web security leader. As the first company to build a fully dedicated and fully automated web vulnerability scanner, Acunetix carries unparalleled experience in the field. The Acunetix web vulnerability scanner has been recognized as a leading solution multiple times. It is also trusted by customers from the most demanding sectors including many fortune 500 companies.

The Story So Far

Nick Galea founded Acunetix in 2005. At this time, many enterprises did not see the need to secure their web applications. Instead, they focused on protecting the network. Acunetix were the pioneers who realized that this is not enough because network scanners and firewalls are helpless against most web vulnerabilities. The solution was to develop an automated tool used to scan web applications to identify and resolve security issues.

Since then, Acunetix grew as both the company and the product. The vulnerability scanner was originally developed for Windows only. In 2014, Acunetix launched an online (cloud) solution and in 2018 – a Linux version. In 2018, Acunetix raised financing from Turn/River Capital, a San Francisco-based growth and private equity fund focused on enterprise software companies.

We Have You Covered

Our mission is to provide you with a trustworthy web security solution that protects all your assets, aligns with all your policies, and fits perfectly into your development lifecycle. The following qualities make the Acunetix web vulnerability scanner stand out among similar offerings:

A Driven Team of Experts

The people behind Acunetix are passionate and curious. Our team consists of highly skilled professionals hailing from various countries. Many of them have already made a name for themselves in the world of IT security. We are also dedicated to sharing our knowledge through detailed articles and at renowned international conferences.

The Right Place to Be

Acunetix headquarters are in Malta. This Mediterranean island is one of the most progressive countries in the world. It rapidly adopts new technologies and strongly attracts unique talent from all over the world. We also have offices in the USA and the UK, which help us work closely with our customers from all over the world.

Strong Investor Backing

Acunetix is backed by Turn/River Capital, the investors behind a number of worldwide new breed technology and SaaS companies. Acunetix is a privately held company. It is a Microsoft Certified Partner.


  • Acunetix is a Microsoft Certified Partner
  • Acunetix is a Member of OWASP
  • Amazon Web Services Technology Partner
  • Crown Commercial Service Provider