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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 10 RELEASED!

Acunetix has released a major upgrade to its industry leading web vulnerability scanner. Acunetix Version 10 is now available!

Here’s what’s new in Acunetix Version 10


New in Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner v10

  • ‘Login Sequence Recorder’ has been re-engineered from the ground-up to allow restricted areas to be scanned entirely automatically.
  • Now tests for over 1200 WordPress-specific vulnerabilities in the WordPress core and plugins.
  • Acunetix WVS Crawl data can be augmented using the output of: Fiddler .saz files, Burp Suite saved items, Burp Suite state files, HTTP Archive (.har) files, Acunetix HTTP Sniffer logs, Selenium IDE Scripts.
  • Improved support for Java Frameworks (Java Server Faces (JSF), Spring and Struts) and Ruby on Rails.
  • Increased web services support for web applications which make use of WSDL based web-services, Microsoft WCF-based web services and RESTful web services.
  • Ships with a malware URL detection service, which is used to analyse all the external links found during a scan against a constantly updated database of Malware and Phishing URLs. Read the Press Release.

Alliance’s Security Engineers stay up to date on all the latest versions and can help you learn about all the new features!

Acunetix Training – Introduction to Web Vulnerability Scanning Strategies with Acunetix

Alliance has been an Acunetix partner for 7 years and now offers Acunetix Training Courses.  We have found that many Acunetix users never learn how to use Acunetix to it’s fullest extent.   With all the highly publicized security breaches around the country, we have decided that helping our clients protect their data is our top priority.  Our clients include the United States Government, State and Local Governments, Security Consulting Firms, and Fortune 1000 organizations.

Our Basic Training course is a 3 hour course given by our two senior security engineers.  It is delivered via the web.  It is highly interactive and tailored to the users’ experience level and particular needs.  Our security engineers are trained directly by Acunetix and work with Acunetix on a consistent basis.   This is a dedicated training for our clients who can invite up to 5 users.

The Introductory course covers the following areas:

  • Overview of Acunetix and Web Vulnerability Scanning
  • Scan Settings
  • Scanning/Crawling Options
  • Login Sequence Recorder
  • HTTP Editor
  • HTTP Sniffer
  • Site Crawler
  • HTTP Fuzzer
  • Authentication Tester
  • Compare Results Tool
  • Target and Domain Finder
  • Web Services Scanner/Editor
  • Scheduler
  • Reporter
  • OWASP
  • New Features in WVS 9.5

A certificate of completion is issued after the completion of the course.

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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