With web applications now living in a mixture of on premises and cloud environments together with the ever changing cybersecurity threat landscape, security professionals are looking towards automating and augmenting manual penetration testing (pen testing) with automated web application security tools to keep up with the onslaught of new vulnerabilities. However, vulnerability scanning alone simply focuses on security vulnerabilities, and does not provide IT security teams the tools they need to track, manage and improve their security posture over time. Vulnerability management software focuses on doing just that — providing security teams with the much needed visibility and insight to manage and track vulnerabilities from discovery to remediation.
Fortunately, automated web application security and vulnerability management tools like Acunetix allow organizations to have the best of both worlds. With Acunetix, security teams can setup scheduled automated scans, to test for thousands of web application vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
Vulnerability Management tools in Acunetix
However, Acunetix, unlike conventional vulnerability scanners, not only provides a list of scan results with remediation advice based on best practices, but also provides a suite of vulnerability management tools.
One example of this is that once a vulnerability is found during a scan, Acunetix will automatically catalog it and assign it 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”, completing the vulnerability management lifecycle.
Generate technical and regulatory reports at the touch of a button
Furthermore, Acunetix allows you to instantly and easily 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 vulnerability data to Issue Trackers such as Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
Naturally, all of the information Acunetix provides is also 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. This, together with multi-engine support is especially useful for large enterprises that need to run a large volume of scans as part of their security program.
Get the most out of your web vulnerability scanner with Acunetix. Try Acunetix online or download it now to try it on premises to gain the insight you need to build and maintain secure web applications.
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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