Acunetix helps Digicure cure web vulnerabilities

“A strong and comprehensive web vulnerability scanner that can be used to discover flaws in our customers’ web applications as well as first class support from Acunetix.”
Jesper Helbrandt, Digicure

Digicure is a PCI Authorized Scanning Vendor which was established in 2002 in Denmark.  With more than 7 years experience and over 800 customers, Digicure personnel know a thing or two about web application security.  Digicure does unbiased analyses of different systems with the purpose of determining the security level of the tested system.  This includes test of web applications, performance monitoring of websites and also quarterly PCI vulnerability scans of their customers’ web applications.

The need for a PCI web vulnerability scanner and much more

Apart from being forced to secure their web applications because of compliance regulations, online businesses are now concentrating more than ever before on securing their web applications.  This awareness is increasing because businesses are now aware of the excessive financial losses they might suffer if one of their web applications is compromised.  Apart from that, such web application attacks will always tamper the relationship between the business and its customers, and can sometimes lead to business closure.  With the increase in demand of securing business’s websites and web applications, and with a good number of new clients every month, Digicure needed tools to help them automate the audit process of their customers’ web applications.

The requirements

  • An automated scanner that can scan almost every web technology and framework available on the market, such as php, asp, .NET, java etc
  • Ability to scan Web 2.0 web applications
  • A number of advanced penetration testing tools
  • Generate PCI DSS and other regulatory compliance reports
  • Professional technical product support

The solution

“The first web vulnerability scanner that we used was Acunetix WVS. We have tested several different security products that can be used for web application security since, like Qualys Web Application Scanner, Skipfish and also other tools. There might be useful features in some of these web security products, but overall we think that Acunetix WVS provide us with the best choice.” Said  Jesper Helbrandt at Digicure.

A proper web security audit is a mixture of automated and manual tests; Acunetix provides a comprehensive tool for automated testing purposes and useful toolbox Digicure can use for manual penetration testing as well.  “The most impressive thing about Acunetix web vulnerability scanner must be how comprehensive the application is. It contains countless features that can be used to discover different kinds of vulnerabilities.” stated Jesper Helbrandt at Digicure.  Also, what’s worse for a consultant than getting stuck at a client with non functioning tools?  “The support of Acunetix WVS must also be praised. They have helped us solve many different issues over time and their responses have always been fast and clear. These are some of the main reasons, why we don’t even consider changing to another web security solution.” Concluded Mr Helbrandt.

About Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ensures website security by automatically checking for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other vulnerabilities. Furthermore, Acunetix protects against the embedding of Javascript malware in a web-page through its JavaScript Analyzer. Such protection secures all AJAX applications. Acunetix WVS also checks password strength on authentication pages and automatically audits shopping carts, forms, dynamic content and other web applications. As the scan is being completed, the software produces detailed reports that pinpoint where vulnerabilities exist.

About Digicure

Digicure offers you a wide range of services in IT security, monitoring and performance testing of websites. Since its establishment in 2002 we have helped us more than 800 companies of all sizes to gain ongoing overview of their IT security and web performance. We use a number of the most respected methodological tools.  In 2008 Digicure became a certified PCI ASV(Payment Card Industry). Thus, we help a wide range of e-commerce companies in securing their IT systems and avoiding credit card scams.  Our cooperation is always based on your needs throughout the process.

About Acunetix
Acunetix was founded to combat the alarming rise in web attacks. Its flagship product, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, is the result of several years of development by a team of highly experienced security developers. Acunetix is a privately held company with headquarters based in Europe (Malta) and an office in London, UK.

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May 2010