Acunetix WVS Version 6 Beta is available for download

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for exploitable hacking vulnerabilities. Automated scans may be supplemented and cross-checked with the variety of manual tools to allow for comprehensive web site and web application penetration testing.

The new features of Version 6 are:

  • AcuSensor Technology (Application Sensors) – In addition to allowing you to identify more vulnerabilities than with a traditional web application scanner with less false positives, it also indicates exactly where the vulnerability is in your code, and reports debug information.
  • Blind SQL Injector Tool - Ideal for penetration testers, the Blind SQL injector is an automated database data extraction tool that is perfect for making manual tests that allow further testing for SQL injections. You can read more about this in Chapter 10 of the manual.
  • Port Scanner and Network Alerts - Perform a port scan against the web server and when open ports are found, Acunetix WVS does complex network level security checks against the service running on that port, such as DNS Open recursion tests, weak SNMP community strings and many other network level security checks.

Post scriptum

Compliance Mandates

  • Application Scanner :

    PCI/DSS 6.3, SOX A12.4, GLBA 16 CFR 314.4(b) and (2), HIPAA 164.308(a)(1)(i), FISMA RA-5, SA-11, SI-2, ISO 27001/27002 12.6, 15.2.2

  • Vulnerability Scanner :

    PCI DSS 11.2, 6.6, SOX A13.3, GLBA 16CFR Part 314.4(c), HIPAA 164.308(a)(8), FISMA RA-5, SI-2, ISO 27001-27002 12.6, 15.2.2


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