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2019-02-03T08:26:00Z

What is your primary use case for Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

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Top 20Real User

The solution is mostly used for vulnerability scanning purposes.

2021-06-18T10:17:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The solution is primarily used purely as a web-based vulnerability scanning tool.

2021-04-23T14:05:18Z
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Top 5Real User

We needed it to scan our internal network and web applications. Our security team of five people used it. We scheduled some monthly scans for web applications, which were not being used, to check for vulnerabilities and also vulnerabilities on new features.

2020-11-11T08:27:00Z
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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.

2020-10-21T04:33:00Z
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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.

2020-10-15T11:35:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is scanning our websites for security flaws.

2020-08-23T08:17:20Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-08-19T07:57:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Our primary use case is to secure web applications, especially against cross-scripting and other forms of malware that happen at an application level.

2020-03-09T08:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

For the last two years, we've primarily used the solution for specific scanning of external web applications for some of our clients.

2020-03-03T08:47:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

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.

2020-02-06T11:37:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case of this solution is to scan web vulnerabilities.

2019-08-06T08:18:00Z
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Real 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.

2019-07-17T17:34:00Z
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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.

2019-04-08T05:44:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-03T05:29:00Z
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Real User

Assessing top OWASP in applications.

2019-02-13T01:52:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
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