Improvements to Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 10

Technology is quickly changing the way more and more businesses are running. Advancements in browser technology and the spread of cloud computing are making web services and applications the core elements of most companies. These advancements are improving business with better efficiency and productivity, but at the same time opening themselves up to online hackers.

Since more than 70% of websites and applications contain vulnerabilities that can make sensitive data easy to steal, it has been critical that businesses use tools like the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner for security against cyber-crimes. The latests version, Acunetix 10, has been released and contains major upgrades. Below we discuss the ways that Acunetix 10 is even better than the previous versions of the trusted web vulnerability scanner you have come to rely on.

 

Re-Engineered ‘Login Sequence Recorder’ for Acunetix 10 

Experts have re-engineered the ‘Login Sequence Recorder’ from the ground-up, which allows for restricted areas to be entirely scanned automatically, giving you better peace of mind. Generally, restricted areas like user login pages make it harder for a scanner to access them and would need manual direction. The Acunetix 10 ‘Login Sequence Recorder’ has been significantly improved so that it can automatically scan web applications that use an OAuth-based authentication and single Sign-On (SSO). The ‘Login Sequence Recorder’ shows extreme improvements in the support for nonces, anti-CSRF token or one-time tokens that are used in restricted areas.

 

Better WordPress Vulnerability Detection 

Since over 74 million WordPress sites are up and running, all it takes is one vulnerability found in WordPress Core or a plugin to attack millions of individual sites. Acunetix Version 10 now tests for more than 1200 vulnerabilities that are specific to WordPress, based on the most commonly downloaded plugins. It can still retain the ability to detect custom built plugin vulnerabilities, and no other scanner on the market can detect such a high number of possible WordPress weaknesses.

 

Improved Support for A Variety of Web Services and Development Architectures 

Ruby on Rails and Java are what many mission critical, enterprise-grade applications are built on. Acunetix Version 10 has been constructed to crawl and scan web applications built using these technologies with extreme accuracy. Specific improvements are seen for SOAP-based web services with WCF and WSDL descriptions, along with automated scans of RESTful web services that use WADL definitions. Version 10 additionally uses a dynamic crawl pre-seeding via integration of third-party, external tools that include Burp Suite, Fiddler and the Selenium IDE. This enhances Business Logic Testing and the workflow among Automation and Manual Testing.

 

Acunetix 10 Detects Malware and Phishing URLs 

A malware URL detection service ships with Acunetix Version 10, which is used to analyze every external link found during a scan against a database of Malware and Phishing URLs that is constantly updated. This Malware Detection Service uses the Google and Yandex Safe Browsing Database.

 

Contact us today if you have any questions about updating to Acunetix 10! It is the best decision you will make for the online security of your business.