Cybersecurity threats are in constant evolution, with attackers increasingly going after weaknesses in perimeter network devices and application security vulnerabilities like SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS), one of the best ways for organizations to keep up with the onslaught of security vulnerabilities is through Penetration Testing. Penetration testing, also known as “Pen-Testing” is a process in which a security professional, typically called a penetration tester (pen tester), conducts a series of tests looking for security issues in external networks and web applications. Their findings are usually compiled into a report and sent to development teams to fix vulnerabilities. While manual application testing can help organizations with “point-in-time” security, unfortunately, manual penetration tests are not only expensive and time consuming, but they do not scale well when organizations have several hundreds or even thousands of web applications to test. Fortunately, there are automated penetration testing tools like Acunetix – an automated web vulnerability scanner which allows organizations to scan anywhere from a handful to thousands of web applications quickly, cost effectively and, most importantly, continuously. Moreover, Acunetix also comes with built-in vulnerability management, allowing you to track vulnerabilities from discovery to remediation.
Speed without sacrificing flexibilityAcunetix is lightning fast. With a re-engineered core, and a highly optimized crawler, every inch of Acunetix is tuned for speed and efficiency, allowing it to scan hundreds of thousands of pages without breaking a sweat. What’s more, Acunetix can save the progress of a scan mid way, pause it, and resume it later on from where it left off entirely automatically. Integrations with third-party penetration testing software like PortSwigger BurpSuite make it easy to move between automatic and manual penetration testing for advanced users who need it. Moreover, findings from Acunetix may be exported to a wide variety of industry leading Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) such as Imperva SecureSphere, F5 Big-IP ASM, and Citrix WAF.
Easy reporting and Issue Tracker integrationAnother issue that Acunetix solves over some others is the ability to instantly generate a wide variety of technical and regulatory and compliance reports such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, OWASP Top 10 and many others. Additionally, Acunetix allows users to export discovered vulnerabilities to Issue Trackers such as Atlassian JIRA, GitHub, GitLab, Mantis, Bugzilla, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
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“We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.”Kurt Zanzi, Xerox CA-MMIS Information Securtiy Office, Xerox