Who Uses This Software?

Acunetix serves anyone with a website presence from SMBs to large Corporate Enterprises

Average Ratings

22 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training Webinars
  • Support Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Acunetix
  • https://www.acunetix.com
  • Founded 2005

About Acunetix

Acunetix leads the market in automatic web security testing technology that scans and audits all web applications including HTML5, JavaScript and Single Page Applications. Scans for 4500 vulnerabilities incl. SQLi and XSS among others. Used by Government, Military, Education, Telecommunications, Banking, Finance, and E-Commerce sectors, including many Fortune 500 companies. Acunetix offers a cost-effective, simple, scalable, and high availability solution. Available on Windows, Linux and Online

Acunetix Features

  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Endpoint Management
  • IOC Verification
  • Incident Management
  • Tokenization
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Event Tracking
  • IP Protection
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Spyware Removal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Asset Discovery
  • Asset Tagging
  • Network Scanning
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Web Scanning

Acunetix Most Helpful Reviews

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

Translate with Google Reviewed on 8/17/2018
Director and founder
Computer & Network Security, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Continuation of the cons section (number of chars was limited). * Settings are sometimes unclear, an info icon with a popup would be nice. Example 1: In the "Site Structure" of a scan it is possible to press "exclude", does it exlude the path from futre scans? If so why don't I see anything in the target settings? Or does "exlude" exclude vulnerabilities from the report? BTW after pressing exlude I'm not able to "include" it again.

Example 2: "scan speed", how many threads per setting are we talking about?
* Would definitly like to get some more feedback from scans directly in the interface, what is it doing, why did it fail, did all the "allowed hosts" got scanned etc. I know you can debug a target, but this is not what I mean.

Pros: * The number of checks that take place. * The quality of the issues found. * After years it is finally possible to pause a scan, hallelujah.

Cons: * As a pentester I absolutely miss a more flexible way to configure settings like it was possible in v10. The interface is built as "point a shoot", idiot proof. Currently, If I want to configure things I need to change xml config files on the server and reload acunetix... * After the release of v12 we were called by a sales agent as we suddently couldn't add targets anymore. The license model suddenly changed completely. The entire business model is now based on scanning an applications continuously over the year. However, as a pentesting business for we mostly scan apps just 1 time for our security assessments. It absolutely makes no sense to apply the same costs! Just like Netsparker, acunetix should have plans for pentesters and consultants. * Scanning an app that spans multiple domains always results in problems. Currently you have the "Allowed hosts" settings which is crappy in setting up. I need to set all (sub) domains to a different target. And ofcourse with the current business model you are charged per target, lol.

Vendor Response

by Acunetix on 10/8/2018

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

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

Translate with Google Reviewed on 7/9/2018
Senior Information Security Consultant
501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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!)

Vendor Response

by Acunetix on 8/20/2018

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 [email protected]

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