Web application security needs to be a vital piece of your web strategy. Businesses today are highly dependent on their websites for communication and interaction with customers. Security issues can badly damage your business reputation, scare away potential new customers, lead to the loss of repeat customers, and cause legal and financial problems.
A web application firewall and SSL/TLS can’t protect your website against the OWASP Top Ten risks. An effective cybersecurity strategy focused on web applications needs to include vulnerability scanning to detect issues so you can fix them before malicious hackers exploit them. Unless you take action, malicious hackers can exploit your security issues to bring down your site, take control of it and even steal sensitive data.
Using a web application security scanning tool can help you identify issues more quickly, enabling scaling companies to mitigate risk as they grow. The Acunetix online website vulnerability scanner lets you check your web application for thousands of vulnerabilities without installing software.
Detect thousands of dangerous website vulnerabilities
Malicious hackers are enormously tenacious and creative in discovering and exploiting website security risks. Once a security hole is found, taking advantage of it is often as simple as sending an HTTP request.
Acunetix security scanner probes your site for more than 4500 known vulnerabilities. DeepScan technology enables Acunetix to fully test HTML5 pages, and the Login Sequence Recorder enables pages that require authentication to be tested.
With its comprehensive testing, Acunetix minimizes false positives while detecting these dangerous security vulnerabilities:
- SQL injection, including blind SQL injection
- Cross site scripting (XSS), including Blind XSS
- XML External Entity Injection (XXE)
- Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF)
- Host Header Attacks
- Email Header Injection
Detect vulnerabilities in web servers and content management systems
Some website vulnerabilities don’t come from your custom code; they come from your Content Management System (CMS). Popular CMSs like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla! can introduce risks to website security because of vulnerabilities in their core code, plugins, and templates. Acunetix vulnerability scanner checks websites built with these tools for issues including:
- Thousands of known vulnerabilities in plugins, templates, and core code
- Weak admin passwords
- User account enumeration
- Accessible configuration files
Make sure your security vulnerabilities are corrected
It isn’t enough to test websites for security vulnerabilities; you need to close those security holes. Acunetix offers comprehensive scan reports with detailed test results that guide developers in making fixes as well as vulnerability management tools to help management oversee the process.
Acunetix vulnerability management features include:
- Detailed security test reports that trace vulnerabilities to the line of code causing them
- Integration with issue tracking tools like Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
- Comparison reporting to verify that security vulnerabilities previously detected have been corrected
Protect Your Web Application With a Free Online Vulnerability Scan. Try Acunetix web application security scanner online or download it now to try it on premises.
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.