The newest release of the Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner further improves performance and premieres best-of-breed technologies.
Acunetix, the pioneer in automated web application security software, has announced the release of Acunetix Version 13. The new release comes with an improved user interface and introduces innovations such as the SmartScan engine, malware detection functionality, comprehensive network scanning, proof-of-exploit, incremental scanning, and more. This release further strengthens the leading position of Acunetix on the web security market.
“Acunetix has always focused on performance and accuracy and the newest release is yet another proof of this,” said Nicolas Sciberras, CTO. “You cannot find these unique features in any other product.”
Readers can access technical how-to documents using the Acunetix Web Vulnerability and Network Scanner by visiting our Web Application Vulnerability Scanners section.
Scanning complex web applications using traditional web vulnerability scanners may take hours, having a serious impact on production site performance and internal processes. Acunetix addresses this problem by introducing even more innovations that improve scanning performance.
The SmartScan engine included with Acunetix v13 prioritizes unique pages to discover more vulnerabilities early on. In most cases, Acunetix SmartScan can find approximately 80 percent of vulnerabilities in the first 20 percent of the scan. The newest Acunetix engine also reduces the number of requests required to find vulnerabilities, which lessens the site load during the scan.
In addition to the SmartScan engine, the newest Acunetix release also introduces incremental scanning. You can choose to scan only the elements of your web application that have changed since the last full scan. On average, it shortens the process by 90 percent or more.
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With the release of Acunetix v13, network scanning functionality is now available on all platforms. Web vulnerabilities and network vulnerabilities are part of the same assessment and management processes.
In addition to the previously available malicious link discovery function, the newest Acunetix release also introduces web malware scanning. Acunetix discovers scripts on websites and web applications, downloads them, and scans them locally using Windows Defender on Windows or ClamAV on Linux.
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