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Web application hacking is on the rise with as many as 75% of cyber attacks done at web application level or via the web. Most corporations have secured their data at the network level, but have overlooked the crucial step of checking whether their web applications are vulnerable to attack. Web applications, which often have a direct line into the company's most valuable data assets, are online 24/7, completely unprotected by a firewall and therefore easy prey for attackers.
"Out of 300 audited sites, 97% are vulnerable to attack"
(Gartner Group)

Acunetix was founded with this threat in mind. We realized the only way to combat web site hacking was to develop an automated tool that could help companies scan their web applications for vulnerabilities. In July 2005, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner was released - a tool that crawls the website for vulnerabilities to SQL injection, cross site scripting and other web attacks before hackers do.

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner - Features:


Supports all major web technologies, including ASP, ASP.NET, PHP and CGI


Automatically detects SQL injection, cross site scripting and other web vulnerabilities


Discovers files/directories (such as logs, application traces, CVS web repositories), that may contain sensitive information


Discovers directories with weak permissions


Determines if dangerous HTTP methods are enabled on the web server (e.g. PUT, TRACE, DELETE) and inspects the HTTP version banners for vulnerable products.


Test password strength of login pages.


Create custom web attack & check or modify existing ones with the Vulnerability editor


Compare scans & find differences with previous scans and discover new vulnerabilities

The Acunetix development team consists of highly experienced security developers who have each spent years developing network security scanning software prior to starting development on Acunetix WVS. The management team is backed by years of experience marketing and selling security software.

To learn more about Acunetix, call 614-819-0151 or e-mail for additional information.

Industry Articles
OWASP: A Guide to Building
Secure Web
Applications and Web

SANS Institute: A Guide to Discovering Web Application Insecurities, Before Attackers Do
Product Information
Website Vulnerability Scanner Datasheet
White Papers
Web Application Security White Paper

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