The corporate website is a necessity in the increasingly digital world of business today. It’s the front door to your business, the sales funnel to which you can drive traffic, and the place where your customers and clients can get 24/7 access to the vital services and/or information your company provides.
Unfortunately, an insecure website also means that hackers can have 24/7 access to the back-end of your business. From SQL injection, to cross-site scripting (XSS), and server-side request forgery (SSRF), hackers have many ways to exploit web application vulnerabilities. That’s why web application security should be an integral part of any business’s security strategy.
Meet the Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner
Newcomers to website security often try to get by with free open source tools. But if you’re really serious about preventing hackers from penetrating your web server, you’ll want to invest in a more comprehensive security testing tool with support for a wide array of web technologies. The Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is an automated scanner and security testing tool designed to help you identify and remediate security vulnerabilities. Let’s dive into the security tools that make up Acunetix’s security suite.
Blind XSS, Host Header Attacks, and XML External Entity Injection (XXE)—what do all of these attacks have in common? They fall under the scope of out-of-band vulnerability testing. These security vulnerabilities will not provide a response during a conventional security scan. An intermediary service is required to detect out-of-band vulnerabilities. AcuMonitor serves as that intermediary.
DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) or Black-box testing is a web security test where a web application is tested from the outside in real-time. The Acunetix AcuSensor is a lightweight sensor that you can optionally install on the server side and provides Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) a.k.a. grey-box software testing for Java, ASP.NET and PHP powered web applications.
Make web security a priority with Acunetix
The Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner provides a comprehensive solution for all your website security testing needs. From SQL injections to cross-site scripting, try Acunetix online or download it today to secure the future of your web application.
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.