Web vulnerabilities are common, and keeping sites safe requires being proactive–simply using HTTPS, TLS, and a web application firewall doesn’t eliminate security vulnerabilities. Using a free website vulnerability scanner online makes it simple to find and fix security issues in all your websites and external websites.
Check your website for common risks
Its security scanning checks for over 4500 web application vulnerabilities including:
- SQL injection, including Blind SQL injection
- Cross-site Scripting (XSS), including advanced DOM-based XSS
- Server-side request forgery (SSRF) and Host Header attacks
Check your website for threats from libraries and other components
Your website security can also be threatened by vulnerabilities in open source libraries and frameworks. Acunetix looks for vulnerabilities in both your and third-party code such as:
- Known risks in WordPress core, themes, and plugins.
- URLs linked to phishing and website malware
- Vulnerabilities in RESTful and SOAP APIs whether they’re using JSON, or XML
- Uses OpenVAS scanner to find external network vulnerabilities like open ports and server misconfigurations.
Create a Plan to Audit Your Website
With so many potential website security vulnerabilities, it’s important to have a plan to make sure your vulnerability management efforts are effective. You don’t want to become aware of a hacked website when it is too late.
Use the Acunetix online website vulnerability scanner to make it easy and effective to comprehensively scan your website:
- Amongst the industry’s highest vulnerability detection rate with the least number of false positives, ensuring you don’t waste time chasing non-existent problems and can focus on closing real security holes
- Check test results in comprehensive scan reports that identify issues (tracking down to the line of code causing them when using AcuSensor)
- Integrate Acunetix with Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and other bug tracking tools to make it easy to manage remediation
- Use comparison reports to verify that web vulnerabilities have been properly corrected
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.