What is Acunetix 360?

Acunetix 360 is an automated, yet fully configurable, online web application security scanner that enables you to scan websites, web applications and web services, and identify security flaws. Acunetix 360 can scan all types of web applications, regardless of the platform or the language with which they are built.

Acunetix 360 is the fastest web application security scanner that automatically scans your web application, identifying and reporting any vulnerabilities with a minimal amount of false positives.

Acunetix 360's scanning technology is designed to help you secure web applications easily without any fuss, so you can focus on fixing the reported vulnerabilities.

Key Concepts

This is a list of key concepts in Acunetix 360.




A vulnerability is a security weakness in your website or web application that provides an opening for malicious hackers to gain access, get access to data or exploit for illegitimate or illegal purposes.


An Issue is the name, type, date and other details of any detected vulnerability.


Each vulnerability is assigned a different severity or threat level according to the damage it could do and the urgency with which it requires fixing.

Scan Policies

Acunetix 360 allows you to use Scan Policies in order to determine and specify the type, range, and targets of your scan according to your needs.

Scheduled Scans

Scans can be launched immediately or they can be scheduled for times when it best suits you, including at regular intervals.


Acunetix 360 can work with and import or export information in conjunction with other security scanning tools.

Acunetix 360 Crawling and Scanning Technology

Acunetix 360 uses industry leading scanning technology with revolutionary low false positive scanning technology when it comes to the detection of vulnerabilities and security flaws.

Overview of the Acunetix 360 Web Application Security Scanner

Acunetix 360 is a multi-user platform that is designed to help enterprises manage the long term security of thousands of websites. Its built-in tools also help automate most of the post scan tasks, such as vulnerability management, which allows teams to collaborate with efficiency and precision.

Scalability of Service

The advantage of Acunetix 360 Online is that, since it is a hosted web vulnerability scanner, its resources are virtually unlimited, thanks to Amazon's Cloud (AWS) infrastructure.

Similar scalability can be achieved with Acunetix 360 On Premise, since you will be able to add multiple scanning engines to better cope with your scanning requirements.

Feature Highlight: Website Groups

Acunetix 360 enables you to group websites, configure generic scan settings and launch or schedule a web security scan with a single click.

Keeping Up with the Latest Web Security Threats

Follow our web application security blog and you will notice that we frequently release software updates. In fact, our Acunetix Web Vulnerabilities Index grows daily. Releasing frequent updates ensures that you can scan your web applications against the latest security threats and vulnerabilities. The response time for releasing new security checks is also critical especially when a vulnerability such as Shellshock is discovered and being exploited in the wild. Acunetix 360 is maintenance-free. With Acunetix 360 Online, we update the service and updates are automatically available.

Team Collaboration

Acunetix 360 is a multi-user environment. Every team member has their own username in the Acunetix 360 account and can launch web application security scans, view reports and vulnerabilities. As an administrator, you can configure different privileges for each user.

Feature Highlight: Vulnerability Management and Tasks

Just like dedicated bug tracking systems, Acunetix 360 enables you to assign identified vulnerabilities as tasks to team members for remediation. This is an essential feature when you are tracking the security of many web applications.

Tasks marked as Fixed are automatically rescanned. Depending on the result, they are either closed or reopened and reassigned.

The vulnerability management system is designed to ensure every user knows what they need to do, and for results and fixes to be checked automatically. You can also integrate your existing bug tracking solution.

Web Application Security Scans in Your SDLC

Acunetix 360 can be easily integrated into your SDLC and Continuous Integration processes. It has an extensive and well documented API that you can use to trigger any type of action available in the dashboard.

Keeping Web Applications Secure

Launching a single web application security scan and remediating the identified vulnerabilities can be quite difficult. It is even more demanding to scan all web applications frequently and ensure that detected vulnerabilities are fixed, and that the applied fixes do not open new security flaws.

This is where Acunetix 360 shines. Its trending and correlated reports are automatically updated each time a website or web application is scanned. This negates the need to manually compare results.


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