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.
Industry leading technology coverage
With Acunetix, security teams can setup scheduled automated vulnerability scanning to test for thousands of web application vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
Speed without sacrificing flexibility
Acunetix 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 and F5 Big-IP ASM.
Easy reporting and Issue Tracker integration
Another 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 and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
Get the most out of your network penetration software with Acunetix. Try Acunetix online or download it now to try it on premises to gain the insight you need to keep your web applications and network perimeter secure.
Protiviti is into consulting. We use Acunetix for our application security engagements. Acunetix drastically reduces time and efforts spent on manual testing.