Introduction to Notifications in Acunetix 360

With the Acunetix 360 web application security scanner, you can configure SMS and Email notifications so that you and your users are instantly informed about the status of a web application security scan or when specific vulnerabilities are detected by it.

Not all web applications and vulnerabilities have the same criticality. The urgency of fixing a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on a staging website is different than that of a cross-site scripting vulnerability on a live website.

  • The live website needs immediate attention because it is available to the public. Attackers can easily find vulnerabilities on such websites and exploit them.
  • On the other hand, you might expect to find vulnerabilities on a staging website. After all, that is the purpose of having and scanning a staging website for vulnerabilities – to identify any possible vulnerabilities before the code is migrated to a live environment.

The Email and SMS Notifications feature in Acunetix 360 allows you to receive notifications about important events. For example, you can select to be notified via SMS when one or more critical vulnerabilities are identified on a live website.

For further information, see Configuring the User Profile for Notifications and Managing Notifications.


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