Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Primary Use Case

SeniorSe5762
Senior Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dynamic application security testing is our primary use case. I don't know if it would be used as a primary solution, but as a supplemental solution, Acunetix is very good for scanning applications and finding vulnerabilities. We're a global organization. We're a large book publisher around the world. We use it globally: China, Australia, Europe, Asia, India, South America, Canada, and the USA. It's a global solution. View full review »
Saminda Jayawardene
Compliance Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our company has more than 300 employees and we have regional offices in Japan and Malaysia. We are in the FinTech industry. We do banking solutions, mobile, branch-based, and agent banking. We are also into government projects. We have two lines of application testing. One is for internal application deployments. Before all these deployments, we conduct testing with Acunetix and, based on the report generated, we do remediation. Once the remediation is done we will do more testing. Only once all the vulnerabilities have been fixed is it allowed to be deployed in the organization's environment. The second use case is that we do application development for banks. Whenever we develop backend applications or web applications, they are all tested for vulnerability. In addition, the mobile application code is tested using Acunetix. We didn't have much in the way of exposure to this kind of information when I joined the organization. I introduced this system to test all the applications that were going to be released to customers, as well as for our internal vulnerability assessment and penetration testing purposes. View full review »
SivaPrakash
Senior Test Engineer II at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use Acunetix for POC. We have a scanner site website. We have two web applications, related to banking, that primarily serve our customers. We use Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner to ensure that the APAs that have been exposed to the customers are well-protected and don't have any major vulnerabilities. We wanted to have some kind of vulnerability scanner which could evaluate our requests and tell us where any vulnerabilities may reside. For that purpose, we use Acunetix scanner. Originally, we used version 3.12, but they provided us with different products including Acunetix premium and Acunetix 360. We figured Acunetix 360 would be much better suited for our solutions; that's why we are currently using the trial version of Acunetix 360 at the moment. Within our company, there are around five to ten people using this solution. Some from DevOps, IT Security, and a few penetration testers use it. View full review »
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Securityf8d4
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use it as a dynamic scanner for testing our websites. We also adjust it into another tool that we use which allows us to share our report with our developers. View full review »
SeniorSe98b1
Senior Security Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We are doing dynamic code testing with some of our different websites and other applications that we've developed in-house. Right now, we are doing the basic kick-off the target, control, and see what it comes up with in the report. We haven't done any importing yet. We are using the Windows onsite solution. View full review »
LeadInfo77fb
Lead Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for internal penetration testing, for security reviews. Acunetix is just one tool of many that we use. We try to cover as much as possible during assessments. We do security assessments of all the code and everything we develop internally. When we do a security assessment, we do a manual code review and we use different kinds of tools, as well as manual testing against the application, etc. It's just one tool within many that we use. It has been very useful in that it's found things that we otherwise might have missed. View full review »
reviewer1218672
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm an IT Manager and we're a customer of Acunetix. We use the automatic tool to control the security of our applications. For the time being, we have two or three people in the company working with the solution, setting up all of the parameters, all the attacks. We have 15 separate groups in the company, most are testing the tool and learning how to use it. We will deploy the tool for the rest of the company at the beginning of next year. View full review »
reviewer1155117
User
I am a freelance consultant and I use this product to scan customer's web sites. Most of the time, I use it to perform black-box analysis. The automated approach to these repetitive discovery attempts would take days to do manually and therefore it helps reduce the time needed to do an assessment. View full review »
Letsogile-Baloi
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
This solution is a WAF (web application firewall). The primary use case of this solution is to secure web applications against cross-site scripting and other forms of malware that occur at the application level. We last used Acunetix in December and we have switched to Barracuda. View full review »
reviewer1312281
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We have quite a few applications that we scan. We have a requirement to meet PCI DSS compliance and we deal with it by producing reports on a quarterly or a part-quarterly evaluation. We are customers of Acunetix and I'm the executive director of our company. View full review »
reviewer1379034
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is scanning our websites for security flaws. View full review »
reviewer1292124
Cyber Security Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
For the last two years, we've primarily used the solution for specific scanning of external web applications for some of our clients. View full review »
ManagerF4d5d
Manager for Technology Services at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case of this solution is to scan web vulnerabilities. View full review »
Letsogile-Baloi
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
Our primary use case is to secure web applications, especially against cross-scripting and other forms of malware that happen at an application level. View full review »
Vijayanathan Naganathan
Director - Head of Delivery Services at Ticking Minds Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
Assessing top OWASP in applications. View full review »
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