Network security issues are still the cause of many data breaches. This makes perimeter network vulnerability scanning, one of the baseline vulnerability assessment exercises any organization should routinely subject themselves to. Perimeter network vulnerability tests help make sure that no network devices, web servers or other public-facing network assets are susceptible to trivially exploitable vulnerabilities.
Scan perimeter network services
Acunetix Online features a deep integration with the widely popular open source OpenVAS network security scanner. Apart from being a baseline security analyzer, Acunetix Online can be used to run comprehensive perimeter network security scans that will look for over 50,000 known network vulnerabilities in everything from network devices, web servers and operating systems. Moreover, Acunetix seamlessly integrates network security findings with web application vulnerability scan results in a single web-based GUI, making it a one stop shop for information security professionals tasked with performing external security testing — be that on bare metal infrastructures, as well as public or private clouds.
What’s more, in Acunetix it’s possible to schedule scans to run at specific times of a day, week or month, or even define you own custom schedule. Additionally, you also have the option of running scans on a continuous basis with Acunetix only running a quick scan every day of the week, with a full scan run once a week. This ensures that any new vulnerabilities and configuration issues that may have been introduced in-between full scans get picked up by Acunetix immediately.
Keep on top of your network vulnerabilities
Another area in which Acunetix’s network scanning tool excels in over other security tools, is the ability to produce great reports. After a scan is complete, Acunetix can 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 also allows users to export discovered vulnerabilities to issue trackers such as Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
One of the biggest issues with conventional vulnerability scanners is that they simply report a list of vulnerabilities and configuration errors after a scan is complete. Acunetix takes a different approach in that once a vulnerability is found during a scan, it is automatically cataloged and assigned a status of Open. After the vulnerability gets fixed, Acunetix may be used to re-test the vulnerability to make sure it’s properly fixed, and then automatically marks it as Closed.
All of this information is available at a glance in the Acunetix Dashboard and thanks to Acunetix’s multi-user, multi-role capabilities, users can only see what they’re meant to.
Acunetix Online has helped our organisation to ISO 27001 certification. Acunetix Online is easy to use, comprehensive and provides excellent reports for each area of our business from management through to developers. Acunetix Online instills confidence within our organisation and our customers.