Firewall.cx first began its journey with Acunetix began almost 12 years ago with its standalone Windows 98 program. The distance the web vulnerability scanner has come since then is truly immeasurable, managing to keep up with the competition as other companies have faded into the background.

Chris Partsenidis for Firewall.cx, October 2018

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All in all, there is no doubt that Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner belongs to the must-have group of security software. It provides strong protection against many types of menaces and vulnerabilities.

Pedro Castro for Software Informer, March 2018

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With web sites now under a daily onslaught of attacks, businesses can’t afford to be lax about security. Acunetix specialises in automated web application security and its latest web vulnerability scanner Acunetix 11 seems to be the perfect solution, as it offers some of the industry’s highest detection rates.

Dave Mitchell for Computing Security, June 2017

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Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA Conference 2017, has named Acunetix as the winner of the ‘Best Vulnerability Management Solution’ at the 2017 InfoSec Awards.

Cyber Defense Magazine, March 2017

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Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA Conference 2017, once again names Acunetix as the winner of the ‘Cutting Edge Web Application Security’ category for the 2017 InfoSec Awards.

Cyber Defense Magazine, March 2017

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Acunetix wins “Best of 2016” award with Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix has beaten the competition to win the “Best of 2016” award in the IT Security category by German institution “Initiative Mittelstand”, with Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner. The award ceremony was held at this year’s CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany, one of the largest IT expos globally.

Initiative Mittelstand, March 2016

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Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA Conference 2016, has named Acunetix as the winner of the ‘Cutting Edge Web Application Security’ category for the 2016 InfoSec Awards.

Cyber Defense Magazine, March 2016

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Leading Windows Security resource site, WindowSecurity.com, announced today that Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner was selected the winner in the Web Application Security category of the WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards.

Windowsecurity.com, February 2016

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Acunetix comes with a Login Sequence Recorder that allows one to access the password protected areas of websites. The new AcuSensor technology used in this tool allows you to reduce the false positive rate. Such features have made Acunetix WVS a preferred hacking tools that you need to check out in 2016.

fossbytes, January 2016

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Acunetix can detect issues related to SQL injection, XXE, XSS, Host Header attacks and many others. Acunetix offers report in superb format that eases the way for the developers to quickly identify different kinds of threats and fix the flaws that may prove to be a threat to the security system of the web application.

Instant Shift, October 2015

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Chandan Kumar gives a step-by-step account on his use of Acunetix OVS to perform a security scan for over 500 vulnerabilities on Geekflare.com

Geek Flare, October 2015

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Acunetix review on Software Testing Help

A step by step guide on Software Testing Help, showing how to test web application security using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS)

Software Testing Help, October 2015

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SMBs can’t afford to have leaky web sites – the bad publicity alone could easily spell their doom as customers desert them. Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner is the ideal solution, as it’ll make sure their websites are watertight.

Computing Security, May 2015

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Leading Windows Security resource site, WindowSecurity.com, announced today that Acunetix was selected the winner in the Preferred Web Application Security Solution category of the WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards.

Windowsecurity.com, March 2015

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“Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner is responsive, scalable and centralised with unmatched deep crawling and scanning capabilities. If you compare it to the on-premise solution, it’s simple to use, there’s no maintenance (as its cloud based) and it’s very competitively priced.

Overall I think it’s a great tool and I’m glad to see a company like Acunetix, who has a great software scanner moving more into a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) style offering. It suits the mobile pen-testing consultant a lot more, especially with agile teams working together the old methods of generating reports with software on each engineer laptop was cumbersome and hard to scale.”

Darknet.org.uk, December 2014

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“This is the first opportunity I had to try Acunetix for any length of time. It has all the features and functionality that allows the product to compete with the “big boys” in the field but is also reasonably priced. Acunetix is a solid product to get your Application Security Testing program off the ground.”

Hakin9, November 2014

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“I have been checking out Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and the awesome features it provides. As a software developer, I can definitely see a benefit to the guys and girls of my trade. Acunetix WVS audits your website security by running a host of tests. It then provides a concise report of issues it found. Not only does it do this, but it also suggests changes you need to make to fix the issues found.”

CodeProject.com, September 2014

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The Web Application Vulnerability Scanners Benchmark

Acunetix was featured in an accuracy, coverage, versatility, adaptability, feature and price comparison report of 63 Black Box web application vulnerability scanners and SAAS services.

Shay Chen, 2014

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Acunetix WVS placed first in a paper released by Adam Doup´e, Marco Cova, and Giovanni Vigna from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the paper “Why Johnny Can’t Pentest: An Analysis of Black-box Web Vulnerability Scanners”, the authors compared the capalities of eleven black box web security scanners (both commercial and open source) against a realistic test web application called WackoPicko.

University of California, Santa Barbara, August 2010

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Acunetix WVS doesn’t just let you see how your website is vulnerable. It also provides information and tools that allow you to test your web applications.  It is an important tool for web developers. It’s very customizable and, therefore, lends itself to in-depth testing beautifully.

Help Net Security, October 2009

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In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, Darknet.org.uk states that “All in all it’s a well rounded tool with a pretty accurate scanning engine, it’s come a long way since the earlier versions and is now quite strong in all areas of web application security testing.” Darknet also recommends Acunetix WVS 6 highly as it helps consultants and in-house guys in improving security and stability of web applications.

Darknet.org.uk, January 2009

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In a review on Acunetix WVS Version 6, Kevin Orray of Vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk highlights the new breakthrough AcuSensor Technology, which has a better vulnerability detection rate whilst reporting less false positives. He also highlights the new Port Scanning and Network Alert features, which classifies Acunetix WVS as a fully-armed scanner. Concluding with a comparison between Version 5 and Version 6, Kevin Orray states that Version 6 is his “Web Application Scanner of choice”.

Kevin Orray, November 2008

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Acunetix scored a total of 5 out of a possible 6 points in a review conducted by Ian Parsons for PCPro.co.uk. The points were awarded based on ease-of-use, features and value for money. The reviewer describes Acunetix WVS as “A comprehensive set of security tools in one package, with a convenient and easy-to-use interface.” He also states that “Acunetix displays tools and results in a clear and concise way, with detailed information and reports available on demand.”

PC Pro, March 2007

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Acunetix scored 90% in a review conducted by Sahir Hidayatullah at Firewall.cx. The reviewer states, “I truly enjoyed using this product. Web application auditing can be a tedious and time consuming nightmare, and the best praise I can give Acunetix is that they’ve made a product that makes me feel a part of the test. The interactivity and levels of detail available to you give you the ability to be laid back or tinker with everything you want, while the test is still going on. With its features and reasonable pricing for a consultant’s license, this product is unmatched and will quickly become one of the premier tools in your arsenal.”

firewall.cx, December 2006

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