Acunetix Version 12 Released!

Acunetix Version 12 (v12) is now available and it is a major upgrade!  Here’s what’s new –

  • Scanning speed of up to 2X faster
  • Support for latest JavaScript technologies (ES7)
  • New AcuSensor for Java web applications
  • Pause and Resume scan functionality
  • Exclusion of specific paths in the site’s structure directly from the UI
  • Inclusion of Password Policy features

Acunetix v.12 focuses on more comprehensive and accurate scanning with double the speed!

Here’s the video on Acunetix v12


Acunetix is available On Premise and Online (Cloud)

Call today to learn more!  888-891-8885

Acunetix Coupon Code 2018 – Version 12!

Acunetix Coupon Code

Acunetix Version 12 is now available and Alliance is offering an exclusive promotion until 12/31/2018  Get 5% off any Acunetix product upon checkout by entering the following coupon code.

ACUNETIX COUPON CODE – 5OFFACUNETIX

*** Only valid at Alliance Technology Partners ***

This coupon code works with all Acunetix licensing including the Standard 2 (WVSEUP), Pro 5 (WVSCP),  and Enterprise 10 (WVSCP10)

Purchase Acunetix Here and Enter Coupon Code 5OFFACUNETIX

OR Purchase Acunetix Online using coupon code Purchase Acunetix Here and Enter Coupon Code OVS5OFF

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Acunetix Discount Code, Promo Code

More Valid SKUs: WVSEU1Y, WVSC1Y, WVSC1Y10, OVS001T1Y, OVS003T1Y, OVS005T1Y, OVS015T1Y, OVS010T1Y, OVS025T1Y, OVS050T1Y

 

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Gift of Tax Savings

Time is running out if you want to take advantage of tax savings! The year is nearly up and with that comes good news and bad news. The good news is that Santa will be donning his red attire once again for Christmas. Bad news is the IRS will be ready with red pens for the fast approaching tax season. Although taxes are inevitable, you have the option this Christmas season of investing in your company’s technology, while also removing the ice cold sting of taxes thanks to Section 179, but you only have until January 1st, 2016 to do it.

What is Section 179?

Section 179 is part of the IRS tax code which allows businesses to deduct the FULL purchase price of equipment and software purchased or financed during the tax year up to $25,000, while offering considerable tax savings for expenses up to $200,000 as well. That new printer you just bought for the office is 100% tax deductible. Here’s the best part: it counts for your managed services provider as well!

What does that mean in terms of tax savings?

Normally when buying equipment for your business, that equipment is considered an asset to the company and therefore cannot be fully tax deductible. The way companies typically deal with taxes on equipment is writing off its depreciating value. This would allow you to write off upwards of 20% of the equipment value each year.

Section 179’s purpose is intended to help SMBs invest in their company without worry. So what are you waiting for? Have you been holding off on important network upgrades because of tax season? Have employees been working on dated software and hardware? A managed services provider may be exactly what you need this Christmas season. Don’t miss out! Contact us today to take advantage of new technology!

The True Cost of Phishing Attacks

It is quite deceiving that something so vicious can be named after a treasured pastime. We love fishing, but this is not your grandfather’s weekend adventure. Phishing is a serious crime and one from which many are unable to recover. Phishing is not going away anytime soon. In fact, it is at an all-time high. We at Alliance Technology Partners want to warn you about the true cost of phishing attacks.

 

Phishing Statistics

According to the APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report, in the 1st quarter of 2014, the number of phishing sites jumped by 10.7 percent compared to the final quarter in 2013. In 2013, the number of brands targeted by criminals was 525 in the 4th quarter, and by the 1st quarter in 2014, that number reached 557. The first quarter of 2014 experienced the second highest number ever recorded in the first quarter since APWG began tracking and publishing the Phishing Activity and Trends Report.

 

Who are the Primary Targets?

Cybercriminals are not picky. They target any and all businesses and the customers who visit their sites, check their emails, and more. According to the same APWG report, at least 32.7 percent of personal computers were infected with some sort of spyware, malware or adware.

In the United States, we are the number one targets for criminals, as the US is the country with the highest number of phishing sites (APWG June 2014). Trojans are the number-one strain of phishing weapons. Trojans make up more 70% of new malware strains and malware infections.

What is it criminals are after and what industries and consumers are affected? The agency reports payment services sites make up 47% of email subjects; 20% are financial service industries, and 20% include retail and service industries. The two common types of attacks are “spear phishing” and “whaling.”

Crimeware is a common malware code that infiltrates financial institutions to steal customer data and financial information. Generic and Data Trojans can be deployed to any company’s network—including yours—to collect all data that goes in and out of the company. If your company is not in the position to protect, detect, and prevent such attacks, the consequences can and will cripple your business and its brand.

 

What is the True Cost?

Wall Street and Tech reports more than 70% of companies report that the lack of security awareness is the number one threat against the company. Let’s be clear: there are more than financial costs on the line; your very operations are in jeopardy. Once a criminal gets into the system or accesses data, the costs soar. An organization can spend as much as $3.7 million per year addressing phishing attacks. Does your company have that kind of dough? Companies that experience data breaches can also lose money in the bank, they may have to pay legal fees and settlements, they may have to replace software and systems, and companies—if they survive—will have to repair their reputations as well. Revenue is lost, trust is lost, customers flee, and word-of-mouth prevents new clients from seeking your services.

 

Don’t’ become a phishing horror story. Talk to the professionals at Alliance Technology Partners about prevention, protection and strategies to combat phishing attacks.