Deploying AcuSensor - Introduction
Acunetix AcuSensor increases the accuracy of an Acunetix scan by improving the crawling, detection and reporting of vulnerabilities, while decreasing false positives. Acunetix AcuSensor can be used on .NET (including .NET core), JAVA and PHP web applications.
🔍 AcuSensor Resource Consumption
AcuSensor has only a very minimal impact on resources on the Target machine — less than 1% in lab test results.
Deploying the AcuSensor Agent
NOTE: Deploying the AcuSensor Agent is optional. Acunetix is still best in class as a black-box scanner, but the AcuSensor Agent improves accuracy and vulnerability results when scanning .NET, JAVA and PHP web applications.
The unique Acunetix AcuSensor Technology identifies more vulnerabilities than a black-box Web Application Scanner while generating less false positives. In addition, it indicates exactly where vulnerabilities are detected in your code and reports debug information.
Acunetix AcuSensor requires an agent to be deployed on your website. This agent is generated uniquely for each website for security reasons. From the configuration of each Target, change to the General tab, and toggle the AcuSensor option. From here, you can download the AcuSensor generated for the Target. Choose between the .NET, JAVA or PHP AcuSensor agent, depending on the web technology used on your site, and proceed with the deployment steps described in the following sections.