All-in-One Web Application Security Scanner

Acunetix are well renowned as the pioneers in the field of automated web application security testing and as leaders of website structure analysis and vulnerability detection. As the first company to build a fully dedicated and fully automated web vulnerability scanner, Acunetix carries unparalleled experience in the field and offers a trustworthy all-in-one solution for all your web application security needs.

Acunetix specializes in delivering leading-edge speed and accuracy when it comes to web application security thanks to its unique features, built into the product, so the process of securing your assets falls into the following three steps:

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Acunetix Vulnerability Management

Acunetix is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross site scripting and other exploitable vulnerabilities. In general, Acunetix scans any website or web application that is accessible via a web browser and uses the HTTP/HTTPS protocol.

Acunetix offers a strong and unique solution for analyzing off-the-shelf and custom web applications including those utilizing JavaScript, AJAX and Web 2.0 web applications. Acunetix has an advanced crawler that can find almost any file. This is important since what is not found cannot be checked.

Acunetix AcuSensor Technology

Acunetix’ unique AcuSensor Technology allows you to identify more vulnerabilities than other Web Application Scanners, whilst generating less false positives. Acunetix AcuSensor indicates exactly where in your code the vulnerability is and reports additional debug information.

The increased accuracy, available for PHP, .NET and JAVA web applications, is achieved by combining black box scanning techniques with feedback from sensors placed inside the source code. Black box scanning does not know how the application reacts and source code analyzers do not understand how the application will behave while it is being attacked. AcuSensor technology combines both techniques to achieve significantly better results than using source code analyzers and black box scanning independently.

AcuSensor can be installed in .NET, PHP and JAVA code transparently.

AcuSensor can be installed into pre-compiled .NET and JAVA assemblies, even if they are signed (strong-named), therefore, neither .NET or JAVA source code, nor a compiler (or any other dependencies) are required. In case of PHP web applications, the source is readily available. To date, Acunetix is the only web vulnerability security solution to implement this technology.

Advantages of using AcuSensor Technology

  •  Allows you to locate and fix the vulnerability faster because of the ability to provide more information about the vulnerability, such as source code line number, stack trace, affected SQL query, etc.
  • Significantly reduces false positives when scanning a website because it understands the behavior of the web application better.
  • Alerts you to web application configuration problems which can result in a security misconfiguration, or expose sensitive information. E.g. If ‘custom errors’ are enabled in .NET, this could expose sensitive application details to a malicious user.
  • Advises you how to better secure your web server settings, e.g. if write access is enabled on the web server.
  • Detects more SQL injection vulnerabilities. Previously SQL injection vulnerabilities could only be found if database errors were reported, whereas now the source code can be analyzed for improved detection.
  • Ability to detect SQL injection vulnerabilities in all SQL statements, including in SQL INSERT statements. Using a black box scanner such SQL injection vulnerabilities cannot be found. This significantly increases the ability for Acunetix to find vulnerabilities.
  • Scans run using AcuSensor run a back-end crawl, presenting all files accessible through the web server to the scanner; even if these files are not linked through the front-end application. This ensures 100% coverage of the application, and alerts users of any backdoor files that might have been maliciously uploaded by an attacker.
  • AcuSensor Technology is able to intercept all web application inputs and build a comprehensive list with all possible inputs in the website and test them.
  • Ability to test for arbitrary file creation and deletion vulnerabilities. E.g. Through a vulnerable script a malicious user can create a file in the web application directory and execute it to have privileged access, or delete sensitive web application files.

Network Vulnerability Scanning

As part of a website audit, the online version of Acunetix will execute a network security audit of the server hosting the website. This network security scan will identify any services running on the scanned server by running a port scan on the system. Acunetix will report the operating system and the software hosting the services detected. This process will also identify Trojans which might be lurking on the server.

The network vulnerability scan assesses the security of popular protocols such as FTP, DNS, SMTP, IMAP, POP3, SSH, SNMP and Telnet. Apart from testing for weak or default passwords, Acunetix will also check for misconfiguration in the services detected which could lead to a security breach. Acunetix will also check that any other servers running on the machine are not using any deprecated protocols. All these lead to an insecure system, which would allow an intruder to damage your web site and your reputation.

Acunetix Online also integrates the popular OpenVAS network scanner to check for over 50,000 network vulnerabilities. During a network scan, Acunetix makes use of various port probing and OS fingerprinting techniques to identify a vast number of devices, Operating Systems and server products. Numerous security checks are then launched against the products identified running on the scanned server, allowing you to detect all the vulnerabilities that exist on your perimeter servers.

Take Control of your Web Security

In the security-focused world that we live in, vulnerability scanning is not enough for a large organization.

What is required is a comprehensive web application security management platform that allows the enterprise to easily find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities. Acunetix 360 is an end-to-end web security solution that offers a 360° view of an organization’s security posture. It allows the enterprise to take control of the security of all its web applications, web services, and APls, ensuring long-term protection.

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