Integrate with Other Penetration Testing Solutions and WAFsIntegrations with third-party penetration testing software like PortSwigger Burp Suite and leading web application firewalls (WAFs) make it easy to move between automatic and manual penetration testing for advanced users who need it. Acunetix can also instantly generate a wide variety of technical and regulatory and compliance reports such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, OWASP Top 10, and several others. Additionally, Acunetix allows development teams to stop digging through PDF and HTML reports with out-of-the-box issue tracker integration for Atlassian Jira, GitHub, GitLab, Bugzilla, Mantis, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).
Frequently asked questions
Automated penetration testing is also called vulnerability scanning. A tool for automated web penetration testing, also called a DAST tool (Dynamic Application Security Testing), for example, Acunetix Online, automates many tests that a human penetration tester would otherwise have to perform manually.
There are different types of tools that a security researcher may use for web application penetration testing. Many of them are manual tools but some professional security researchers use automated vulnerability scanners such as Acunetix Online, too.
Online automated penetration testing using a cloud-based web and network vulnerability scanner such as Acunetix Online is the first and most important step of verifying the security of your website or web application. Some businesses perform additional manual penetration testing to confirm vulnerabilities and find problems that cannot be discovered automatically.
Automated gray box web application penetration testing means that the tool tests the application the way that a penetration tester would and at the same time it is aware of what is happening on the back-end side. It is also often called Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST).
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