With the modern cybersecurity threat landscape continuously changing, one of the best ways for organizations to shore up on their web security and defend themselves against critical vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, Cross-site Scripting (XSS), SSL and web server misconfigurations is to run automated security tests on their web applications using an automated web security scanner like Acunetix.
Automated vulnerability scanners like Acunetix allow organizations to check websites and web applications for security vulnerabilities quickly, cost effectively and, most importantly, continuously.
Speed without sacrificing flexibility
Additionally, unlike many other web scanners, Acunetix is lightning fast. With a re-engineered core, and a highly optimized crawler, every inch of Acunetix is tuned for speed and efficiency. Be it a small internal application or a massive WordPress site, Acunetix can 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. This is a crucial for time boxed pen testing or when scanning enormous web applications with time restrictions.
Integrations with a wide variety of industry leading Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) such as Imperva SecureSphere and F5 Big-IP ASM, make it easy to use security test results to temporarily patch vulnerabilities until they get fixed.
Easy reporting and Issue Tracker integration
Another issue that Acunetix solves over some other penetration testing software is the ability to instantly generate a wide variety of comprehensive 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).
We utilize Acunetix to more thoroughly assess internet-facing websites and servers. Acunetix helps us identify vulnerabilities in conjunction with other vulnerability scanning applications. Acunetix has been a more reliable application when discovering / determining different types of malicious code injection vulnerabilities (SQL, HTML, CGI, etc).