Integrating Acunetix 360 with Splunk

Splunk is a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software that is used to read and store machine-generated data. Splunk aims to collect data like operating system logs, antivirus events, etc in a single central location to generate graphs, reports, alerts. Integrating with Splunk helps you to increase information security so that you can collect identified issues or vulnerabilities

There are four stages:

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Information

Acunetix 360 Add-on is only available for Splunk Enterprise. It will be available for Splunk Cloud soon.

How to Install Splunk
  1. First, locate the Acunetix 360 Add-on in Splunkbase: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4862/
  2. Follow these instructions to install the add-on: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddOns/released/Overview/Installingadd-ons.
  3. Once the Acunetix 360 add-on is installed, it should be configured to collect issues from the Acunetix 360 API (see How to Configure Add-on Settings). The add-on can collect data from both On-demand and On-premise editions of Acunetix 360.
How to Configure Add-on Settings

Add-on settings must be configured in order to authenticate the API.

  1. In Splunk, navigate to Acunetix 360 Add-On, then Configuration.
  2. Click the Add-on Settings tab.

  1. Complete the Base URL, User ID and Token fields. (The Base URL is the Acunetix 360 URL.)

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Information

User ID and Token values can be found at https://online.acunetix360.com/account/apisettings/.

  1. Click Save.
How To Configure Input
  1. In Splunk, navigate to the Acunetix 360 Add-On, then Inputs.

  1. To edit an existing Input, in the Actions column, click the Action dropdown, then Edit link. (Alternatively, to create a new Input, click Create New Input.) The Update Vulnerability dialog is displayed.

  1. The Date Format should be equal to the value defined in the Change Account Settings window in Acunetix 360.
  2. In splunk, the Website Group and Website fields are optional. (These values can be found in the Website Groups window in Acunetix 360.)

  1. Click Update (or Add).
How To Search Vulnerabilities

Once the Add-on Settings and Input have been configured, Splunk starts to import data from the Acunetix 360 API.

  1. In Splunk, navigate to the Acunetix 360 Add-on, then click the Search tab to view the imported data.

  1. Click Data Summary. The Data Summary dialog is displayed.

  1. Click the Hosts, Sources or SourceTypes tab to display issues.

 

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