Acunetix Features

Acunetix

All-in-one automated web application security solution

4.5/5 (32 reviews)

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Alerts/Notifications
Application Security
Assessment Management
Asset Discovery
Asset Tagging
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Compliance Management
Data Security
Endpoint Protection
Firewalls
IOC Verification
Monitoring
Network Scanning
Network Security
Password Protection
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Real Time Monitoring
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Reporting/Analytics
Risk Alerts
Risk Analytics
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
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AI/Machine Learning
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Alerts/Notifications
Application Security
Assessment Management
Asset Discovery
Asset Tagging
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Compliance Management
Data Security
Endpoint Protection
Firewalls
IOC Verification
Monitoring
Network Scanning
Network Security
Password Protection
Prioritization
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting/Analytics
Risk Alerts
Risk Analytics
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Role-Based Permissions
SQL Injections
SSL Security
Status Tracking
Third Party Integrations
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Acunetix Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Acunetix's features:

Anonymous
(Food & Beverages company, 201-500 employees)

Perfect vulnerability management solution

2019-01-16

We use cloud solution. It can be used by small and big companies

Pros

Perfect vulnerability management solution.

Cons

Nothing, everything work perfect. Recommend

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your positive review. We are very happy that Acunetix is working out well for you.

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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Simple, but very powerful web vunlerability scanner

2018-08-13

Good thing for a web application pentesting, can give You insight of a present vulnerabilities. Would recommend using in tandem with infrastructure scanner (like Nessus) to create a complete testing solution.

Pros

Ease of use, good customer support, very insightful reports (especially Developer raport), good vulnerability management.

Cons

Not a lot of scan options to configure - especially in comparison to Nessus - every check is done in default, You can't choose specifically which test is done in selected scan, only the type of scan (full, high-risk vulnerabilities, xss, sqli, weak passwords, crawl only ) or technology in which the scanned web app is written.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback ¿ we¿re glad that Acuneix is working for you.

Regarding your comment about choosing what to scan for ¿ you can already do this in Acunetix, although the feature is slightly hidden away in Settings > Scan Types. Here you can create your own custom Scan Types, and you will be able to choose which vulnerabilities to check for. When creating a new custom Scan Type, you can filter the vulnerability checks from the top right hand corner of the page.

Remember that you can also easily retest for a specific vulnerability identified in a previous scan.

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Brittane R.

Most user friendly vulnerability scanner i've used

2018-02-18

Pros

The dashboard can show you an app's vulnerabilities based on severity by colour coding severities.

Cons

The response time of the customer service team is poor.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for taking the time to review Acunetix. We are glad you like our new dashboard. We will look at improving our support process.

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Will E.

A well priced, cloud based vulnerability scanner

2018-01-21

Pros

I can schedule daily, weekly or monthly scans of targets which checks for vulnerabilities in our cloud infrastructure from one control panel.

Cons

It perhaps could be improved by adding a section for commenting on how a vulnerability was fixed and a link to a relevant URL to confirm this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback

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Luca F.

Very good price/performance ratio (at least with the old licensing scheme)

2018-08-10

I mostly use it as the first tool to analyze an unknown website, especially for black-box activities.

Pros

Easy to use. It performs many checks that I previously used to do with a collection of other tools.

Cons

It would be great to see in real-time in the product interface what exactly the scanner is doing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback. We will take your suggestion about real-time scanner monitoring into consideration for future builds.

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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Best Web assessment tool

2020-09-27

Lots of options available to download reports. Overall its a good tool for web assessment.

Pros

Provide detailed vulnerability assessment reports with testing examples.

Cons

Acunetix doesn’t provide comprehensive CSV format downloads. Provided CSV files format needs to improve. Accunetix currently supports only web assessment. It can.not be used as all in one tool. Recently they have changed their licensing method and price is quite expensive compared to other tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kai M.

Acunetix always gives me a very good first impression

2018-08-10

Pros

It is very easy to create new targets and quickly start automatic scans. The AcuSensor often gives me a good hint where I should take a closer look manually.

Cons

Since the application changed to the web gui, it is more complicated to specify pre-recorded login sequence. The user has to log into the server, where Acunetix is hostet and start a different application to record the sequence.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback.

We are planning on integrating the Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder in the Acunetix web UI. This will make it easier to record login sequences moving forward. If all goes well, we will have this feature in place by the end of Q3 / beginning Q4 this year.

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Tejas G.

Good web application vulnerability scanner but not recommended.

2018-10-02

Pros

It can give compliance reports including PCI DSS, HIPPAA, OWASP TOP 10 etc.

Cons

Also, acuneix could provide many false positives, as result have to cross check manually about the details of the scan results.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your candid feedback.

During an automated scan, Acunetix will make a lot of requests, some of which will invalidate the session. Acunetix is able to automatically detect this and will login to the web application to continue scanning the restricted area. As regards false positives, we would be very interested in getting to know about these. Would you be able to forward samples to our team at support@acunetix.com?

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Alexandru B.

Good detection rate, great performance overall

2018-08-24

Pros

Ease of use, UI ergonomics, performance, detection rate.

Cons

Some minor issues with false positives found, a bit harder to separate from real vulnerabilities, especially for XSS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback

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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

I've been using Acunetix for 5 years already, and it's getting worst instead of getting better..

2018-07-09

Pros

- easy to use - friendly UI - easy to read reports - the support is all right - price used to be a pro

Cons

- they removed a lot of functionality in the last 2 years (starting with version 10): you are not able to crawl and scan only some of the parts of the website, based on the crawling made, you were not able to pause the scan (they re-introduced that in v12), not able to see the reply from the server for found vulnerabilities, in order to confirm them, it's not properly working for some login pages, it's not properly working on big websites, webshops, etc (the crawling takes ages!)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback.

Most of the features that you are missing have been re-introduced in newer updates.

You can now select to exclude parts of a site using the Site Structure identified in a previous scan.

As you rightly say, you can Pause scans in the latest version of Acunetix. You can also change the Target Settings and resume the scan with the new settings.

Response headers have also been re-introduced recently.

We would appreciate if you can provide more details on the issues with the Login of some sites and larger sites. Please send this info to our support team at support@acuneix.com

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Andreas N.

Automated Web Vulnerability Scanning with Acunetix

2018-08-13

I use Acunetix to scan our Websites and web applications, usually on the test machines, in order to spot vulnerabilities before moving things to production.

Pros

I really like the reports, after every scan, from which you can easily spot the important and high risk vulnerabilities, with recommendations on how to fix each issue.

Cons

nothing, everything is perfect! the only catch is the price change, but I believe it's worth it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for an excellent review. We are really happy Acunetix is working out for you

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Darshana K.

Delivers what it promises | Automated Web Security Scanning

2019-08-23

Modular and complete application level testing of agreed upon domains is usually done with ease and reports are generated with rich content.

Pros

With self-explanatory reports, the assessment procedure is easy to setup and configure.

Cons

Since a comprehensive scan takes place with advanced crawling and authentication capabilities, the process might take a bit longer than expected, which is nothing in comparison to the information rendered.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for submitting your review of Acunetix on Capterra, we appreciate your time and are glad to hear we are of service to your business.

Regards
Acunetix Team

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Mohit V.

Vulnetability scanner

2019-05-04

Cool tool and deserves to get tried once.

Pros

- No doubt, easy to setup - Easy to manage vulnerabilities - Network level scanning is cool - Good for Blackbox testing

Cons

- Needs more modern vulnerabilities detection it might got lots of vulnerabilities in the existing database and its good but not sufficient.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback. We will look into improving our vulnerability detection.

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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Great for developers for self evaluation

2018-07-19

Pros

I have been using acunetix web vulnerability scanner since last 2 years as I develop Web apps and Websites in my professional career so I like to test it by myself for the vulnerabilities.

Cons

There is nothing so far to dislike this software. As my needs are getting fulfilled by the available functionalities. Looking forward to new updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback

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Alejandro V.

Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

2019-05-22

In general Acunetix is part of the security strategy in order to test all our applications before being promoted to Production

Pros

With the Vulnerability Scanner the company had audit almost every site and web application, detecting every vulnerability and planning how to fix it.

Cons

One of the issues with Acunetix has been the price. It had incremented more that we expected.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your review of Acunetix.

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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 1001-5000 employees)

Great audit tool

2018-08-13

after using the tool for several years I can say that it is one of the best web vulnerability scaners on the market

Pros

Faster analysis, low false positives and intuitive interface

Cons

Take out the manual tools from the acunetix web has been an error.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback.

You can download the free Acunetix Manual Pentesting Tools from https://www.acunetix.com/vulnerability-scanner/free-manual-pen-testing-tools/. You can copy the Request done by Acunetix from the Vulnerability details, and use this in the Acuneix Manual Tools

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Jesper T.

Too many issues not found

2018-08-10

Acunetix helped us get going with security scans. In the end, the lack of support for certain attacks made us change.

Pros

Very easy to use, nice GUI and reports...

Cons

Too many issues were not discovered by Acunetix, and subsequently found by customers wielding different tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Sorry to see you go

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Jord L.

Acunetix Review

2018-10-30

Pros

The network and web vulnerability scanning.

Cons

Better scheduling for scans e.g. happen on the first Monday of each month

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback

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Alvaro P.

Amazing Pentesting tool

2018-08-10

Pros

It is a very fast and stable tool, Acunetix allows you to perform a security audit in an easy and intuitive way.

Cons

Does not allow to audit webservice in the latest version

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback.

In the most recent versions, the auditing of a web service has been integrated in the scanner. You can just create a normal scan for the web service, and Acunetix will proceed with scanning it as it used to do before.

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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 11-50 employees)

Ok tool, but fix your business model and add more settings to the interface

2018-08-17

Or does "exlude" exclude vulnerabilities from the report?

Pros

* After years it is finally possible to pause a scan, hallelujah.

Cons

The entire business model is now based on scanning an applications continuously over the year.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your honest feedback:

As you rightly say, we try to keep an easy to use interface, with the intention of automatically detecting the best way to scan the site. There are some settings which are not used by most of our customers, and which can be manually tweaked from the settings file.

I think you might have missed the little help icon at the top right corner of the Acunetix interface. When clicked, this provides help on the settings loaded in the current page. But to answer your queries:

Example 1 - When you Exclude a path from the Site Structure, the exclusion will be stored with the Target, and will affect subsequent scans. You can delete the exclusion from the Target settings.

Example 2: this is explained on our website at https://www.acunetix.com/blog/docs/configure-scan-speed-acunetix/. I have forwarded your comment about the scan feedback to the product team.

Regarding licensing, I would suggest that you get in touch with our sales team, who can work

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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 1-10 employees)

Scanning made Simplified

2018-12-19

Pros

Acunetix has a variety of network vulnerability scanning methods called "tests" which can be easily configures with a quick setup.

Cons

Does not support Active Directory and static review process. And scan time is highly dependent on your down-link.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback

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Malkit S.

Overall Review of Acunetix

2018-12-10

This is the best and easiest tool to Scanning for Penetration testing

Pros

Ease of use Features and Functionalities

Cons

Scanning time Concurrent Scans Pricing and license timing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Many thanks for your feedback

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Anonymous
(Banking company, 201-500 employees)

Acunetix perfect vulnerability manager solution

2019-01-15

We use on premise solution. Great solution for small and big enterprises

Pros

User friendly interface. Fast scan. Great on premise and cloud solution

Cons

The solution work great. I don`t have something that i like least

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your positive review

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Jerry M.

Great product but grossly over priced for small businesses

2018-11-02

Pros

Ease of use. Easy reporting.

Cons

The price has increased incredibly which is pricing my customers out of this product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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ADRIAN A.

One of the best Web Security Scanners!

2019-05-21

Pros

Acunetix detects a lot of vulnerabilities and have the possibility to fix with easy ideas to do that.

Cons

We didn't see any cons about Acunetix, maybe will be the possibility to integrate with a network scanner in On Premise (but as I know in new release we can do that!)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acunetix


Thank you for your feedback. As of 16th May 2019 Network Scanning is now available with Acunetix on-premise.

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