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Acunetix Announces Version 7 of its Web Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix has announced version 7 of its Web Vulnerability Scanner featuring new human like vulnerability verifying techniques, revolutionary scanning engine and support for a wider variety of web applications. Acunetix WVS Version 7 also features improved performance, less false positives and detection of a wide range of new web vulnerability types.

Acunetix v7 includes new advanced vulnerability verifying techniques which result in much less false positives, and thus saves time of security administrators trying to reproduce such situations. Such accuracy is achieved by sending a number of test inputs to the web application, and depending on the response, Acunetix v7 will automatically determine which web vulnerability checks to launch against the web application.

Acunetix WVS Version 7 includes a new fast multi threaded scanner that can scan on more threads at a time and more efficiently. Scans that could take hours to complete now can be done in minutes, depending on website structure and web applications.

When a web security threat is discovered, Acunetix WVS Version 7 presents the developers with a more precise and understandable technical and vulnerability remediation information, to help them fix the issue in a much shorter time. To improve understanding, different variants of the vulnerability are gathered in one detailed vulnerability report. Acunetix v7 can also re-check a fix for a particular vulnerability, without having to rescan the entire website.

When a web security threat is discovered, Acunetix WVS Version 7 presents the developers with a more precise and understandable technical and vulnerability remediation information, to help them fix the issue in a much shorter time. To improve understanding, different variants of the vulnerability are gathered in one detailed vulnerability report. Acunetix v7 can also re-check a fix for a particular vulnerability, without having to rescan the entire website.

Acunetix v7 is also able to crawl and scan a wider variety of web technologies. Support for Web 2.0 applications has been improved, and also session handling. All of the advanced penetration testing tools have been rewritten to support Web 2.0 requests, such as JSON, XML and more.

Acunetix WVS v7 now supports more than a single pair of HTTP credentials for the same host. Thanks to the new HTTP authentication settings node, one can pre-define credentials per host, directory and even file.

Acunetix v7 now has improved support for creating custom vulnerability checks. Vulnerability checks are written in JavaScript, the most popular scripting language with web developers, and can thus be easily adjusted or extended. A scripting tool and SDK are also available to assist developers in writing custom web vulnerability and security checks.

Other features:
New graphical scan status interface shows more information about a web scan in progress.
Avoid the lengthy process of manually analysing the code by specifying the label or tag instead of actual parameter name.
Verify that AcuSensor Technology is correctly installed with a simple click of a button.
During a scan, less bandwidth is consumed and less stress is put on the server thanks to improved network traffic handling.
A number of new network security checks have been added and other ones improved.



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