Whether you are looking to broaden your penetration testing toolkit or you are just beginning to grow your arsenal of web application security tools, here is why you should consider Acunetix as the foundation of your web application security program.
Purpose-Built for Efficient Web Application Scanning
The market for pentesting tools is broad and can be confusing. Network discovery tools like nmap are useful for identifying IP addresses and network services. Network vulnerability scanners like Nessus, Rapid7 Nexpose, and OpenVAS are helpful for identifying vulnerable software and services at the TCP/IP level. The Metasploit framework, one of the most popular tools in the Kali Linux distribution, is a popular testing framework among security professionals for network-level penetration and exploitation.
However, as your business depends more heavily on web applications, you also need a tool that is designed specifically for accurate and efficient scanning of web applications. Acunetix is that tool. The Acunetix vulnerability scanner performs deep discovery of user input fields, and detects vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 and beyond with industry-leading speed.
Efficiency goes beyond scan times. Acunetix gives you the advantage of automation throughout the process. The portal allows easy, secure configuration of one-time or repeated scans, as well as the creation of reports. Reporting options include both custom reports and common formats such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and OWASP Top 10.
As the foundation of your web security program, you need a tool that reliably maps out and identifies vulnerabilities in all kinds of web applications, including open-source content management systems like WordPress, commercial off-the-shelf applications, and custom-developed software for your business. Acunetix gives you that solid foundation.
Ultimate Versatility and Scalability
Acunetix is versatile enough to run on whatever platform your cybersecurity staff depends on. You can access Acunetix Online from a secure cloud portal and your entire team can take advantage of its vulnerability management features. Or, to run on premises, you can run the desktop version. Acunetix offers versions of its vulnerability scanner that run on both Windows and Linux. All of these versions give you industry-leading speed and accuracy of the Acunetix scanning engine.
Acunetix platform-independence and installation options can also scale with your business. As your company web application footprint expands, Acunetix Online or the multi-engine option for its on-premises vulnerability scanner give you the ability to expand your web application security along with your business.
Acunetix Adds Value No Matter Your Maturity Level
If you are just starting your web application security program, the full range of Acunetix features will help you cover the broadest range of web security tasks with one tool. It gives you a full featured suite of crawling and vulnerability testing tools in a format that is easy for your growing security team to learn and understand.
If, on the other hand, your business already has a pentesting program in place, Acunetix can integrate with tools your team already uses for security projects. Acunetix can use information from Burp Suite to enhance its spidering and vulnerability scanning capabilities. Acunetix can import results files from Burp Suite, Selenium, Fiddler, Postman, HAR (HTTP Archive) files, and more, and build further findings from there.
Frequently asked questions
Pentest-Tools offers a suite of tools for penetration testing including a vulnerability scanner with some vulnerability management functionality. However, it does not scale with your business, it does not work with your other software, and it is generally a solution aimed at small businesses and individual penetration testers. On the other hand, Acunetix provides products for small and medium businesses as well as enterprises.
Acunetix can support a company of any size, not just small businesses. In addition to being much more established and a pioneer in web application security, Acunetix offers world-class support, not just a self-service web interface. Acunetix also offers extensive integration capabilities so it can fit within your company portfolio.
While Pentest-Tools provides detailed reporting, Acunetix goes much farther by being able to provide the actual proof that a vulnerability exists. For example, in the case of vulnerabilities that let the attacker access unauthorized files, Acunetix actually shows you some content of such a file. This means that your penetration testers don’t have to verify every vulnerability manually like they have to in the case of Pentest-Tools.
There are several other advantages of Acunetix over Pentest-Tools but one of the key ones is the fact that Acunetix is not just an online solution. In addition to a cloud version, Acunetix is available on other platforms so you can also test internal web applications, local software builds, and much more.
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“We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.”Kurt Zanzi, Xerox CA-MMIS Information Securtiy Office, Xerox