• Acunetix integrations are designed to be easy. For example, you can integrate Acunetix scans in your CI/CD pipeline with tools such as Jenkins in just a few steps.
  • For effective vulnerability management, you can also use third-party issue trackers such as Jira, GitLab, GitHub, TFS, Bugzilla, and Mantis. For some issue trackers, Acunetix also offers two-way integration, where the issue tracker may automatically trigger additional scans depending on the issue state.
  • Acunetix offers its own API that you can use to connect to other security controls and software developed by third parties or in-house. In the case of enterprise customers, Acunetix technical experts will help you integrate the tool within atypical environments.

The Acunetix vulnerability scanning engine is written in C++, making it one of the fastest web security tools on the market. This is especially important when scanning complex web applications that use a lot of JavaScript code. Acunetix also uses a unique scanning algorithm – SmartScan, with which you can often find 80% vulnerabilities in the first 20% of the scan.

  • Acunetix is the most mature web vulnerability scanner on the market, developed by a specialized team since 2005. The engine is built using C++, which means that it is much faster than many similar solutions. The scanner uses a web interface and the engine is available for WindowsLinux, and macOS.
  • To increase scanning efficiency, you can use multiple scanning engines deployed locally. Engines can work both with the Acunetix on-premises and cloud version.
  • Some scanners, especially the open-source ones, are designed for specialized security personnel and meant to be used manually. Unlike them, Acunetix is automated and very easy to use even by non-security personnel.

Acunetix is available in versions suited to different customer needs. It can be deployed locally on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. You can also use it as a cloud product to save your local resources.

  • In addition to web application vulnerabilities, such as SQL Injections and Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Acunetix helps you discover other security threats. This includes web server configuration issues or misconfigurations, unprotected assets, malware, and other security threats listed in OWASP Top 10.
  • To protect your key assets, you can use the unique AcuSensor IAST technology for PHP, Java, or .NET. This technology helps you remediate by making it easier to pinpoint the cause of the security hole.
  • Acunetix is integrated with the OpenVAS open-source tool. This network security scanner helps you scan your IP address ranges to discover open ports and other security vulnerabilities specific to network devices. You can handle your web and network vulnerabilities together using a single dashboard.

Why do I need vulnerability scanning?

Vulnerability scanning is the only automatic way to protect your website or web application from malicious hacker attacks. In addition, you should do manual penetration testing after a vulnerability scan. You should use web application firewalls only as temporary protection before you can fix vulnerabilities.

What does a vulnerability scanner do?

A vulnerability scanner sends special data to your website or web application – the type of data that a malicious hacker would send. However, it does it in a safe way. If the response from your website or web application shows that it can be hacked, the vulnerability scanner reports it to you and tells you how to fix it.

How often should you run a vulnerability scan?

You should scan your website or web application every time that you change it. However, if you use ready-made web applications such as WordPress, some plugins may be updated automatically and you do not always know if someone else is introducing changes. Therefore, we recommend that you run a full scan every week and a quick scan (incremental scan and/or high severity scan) every day.

Which is the best vulnerability scanner?

We believe that Acunetix is the best vulnerability scanner because it is the most automated, the most efficient, and the most accurate scanner on the market. If you want to find out for yourself, test it along with other scanners.