Tesimonial from Alliance/Acunetix Event

This is a testimonial from Mark Murdock of Lantern Secure Solutions, who also works with Alliance Technology Partners.   He and Chris Martin, from Acunetix, discuss why Mark uses the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner over other products.

From a security standpoint, Mark needed a tool that covers a full range of features to meet his clients’ needs. While Open Source tools are useful, they can be time consuming, are not as user friendly, and are not consistently updated. Mark chose to use Acunetix with is his clients because it is an easily configurable tool that can be used in a variety of ways. Not only is Acunetix the best value on the market, but they are continually improving their product keeping it up to date with the latest technologies. Mark also chose to use Acunetix over other tools because it has all the features and configurability that Lantern Secure Solutions needs serve their clients. One valuable feature Mark likes about Acunetix is the use of authenticated scanning.

Why we chose the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

We at Alliance have help our clients with their IT security for several years and came across Acunetix in 2007.  We immediately saw value in the product.  We had been using open source tools (like BURP, which are still helpful) but Acunetix has some big advantages.  Acunetix is much more efficient and offers a full range of features.  It is also highly configurable so you can perform scans that require authentication and do it in a safe and thorough way.  It also tests for the latest vulnerabilities, which is crucial.  Many open source tools are unreliable and take more time.   Another major advantage of Acunetix is price.  It is substantially less expensive that other tools, yet Acunetix continues to innovate and remains a leader in the Web Application Security space.

Here’s some important features we like about the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner –

  • AcuSensor Technology
  • Industry’s most advanced and in-depth SQL injection and Cross site scripting testing
  • Advanced penetration testing tools, such as the HTTP Editor and the HTTP Fuzzer
  • Visual macro recorder makes testing web forms and password protected areas easy
  • Support for pages with CAPTCHA, single sign-on and Two Factor authentication mechanisms
  • Extensive reporting facilities including PCI compliance reports
  • Multi-threaded and lightning fast scanner – processes thousands of pages with ease
  • Intelligent crawler detects web server type, application language and smartphone-optimized sites.
  • Acunetix crawls and analyzes different types of websites including HTML5, SOAP and AJAX
  • Port scans a web server and runs security checks against network services running on the server