Acunetix WVS 6.5 Updates Web Vulnerability Scanning Features

Acunetix WVS vulnerability checks save businesses time, money, embarrassment

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Acunetix has announced new “file upload forms vulnerability checks” in version 6.5 of its Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) that scans Web applications for this type of vulnerability.

Robert Abela, technical manager at Acunetix said, “Modern and dynamic Web applications allow users to upload images, videos, avatars, and other types of files that could lead to a number of new security issues. The more functionality provided to the end users, the more Web developers are automatically opening new security holes that malicious users take advantage of. The new version of Acunetix WVS is specifically designed to help in securing modern Web applications.”

Other key features available with the latest version include a new login sequence recorder, session auto recognition functionality, and improved cookie and session handling.

With the new login sequence recorder and session auto recognition module, Acunetix WVS can automatically log in to a wider range of authentication forms using different authentication mechanisms. With the improved cookie and session handling, Acunetix WVS is now able to scan a broader range of dynamic Web applications effectively.

With this new set of features, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner adapts easily and makes scanning of modern Web applications an easy task, thus saving enterprises valuable time and money. It also helps in preventing hacker attacks such as those launched earlier this year against the Kaspersky support Web site and Twitter Web site.

“Hackers are taking advantage of the broad functionality modern Web applications provide to the end user. They can bypass file upload forms security checks to upload harmful files, which later can be used to compromise a Web server or a legitimate user’s computer. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner helps Webmasters and developers check for vulnerabilities before Web applications are available to the public or before a malicious user finds them,” Abela added

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ensures Web site and Web application security by automatically checking for SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and other vulnerabilities. It also scans for AJAX and other Web 2.0 technologies for vulnerabilities, with analysis against the Google hacking database (GHDB), and provides detailed reports that enable business to meet legal and regulatory compliances. Acunetix WVS also features advanced tools that permit fine tuning and help enterprises perform security audits of Web application security checks.

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is available in four editions: a free edition, a Small Business edition, an Enterprise edition for businesses operating more than one Web site, and a Consultant edition.

The Free edition of Acunetix Web Vulnerability scanner can be downloaded from: http://www.acunetix.com/cross-site-scripting/scanner.htm.

Additional product information is available at www.acunetix.com.