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acunetix

Acunetix - Web Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix is a global web security leader. As the first company to build a fully dedicated and fully automated web vulnerability scanner, Acunetix carries unparalleled experience in the field. The Acunetix web vulnerability scanner has been recognized as a leading solution multiple times. It is also trusted by customers from the most demanding sectors including many fortune 500 companies.

Acunetix was founded in 2005. At this time, many enterprises did not see the need to secure their web applications. Instead, they focused on protecting the network. Acunetix were the pioneers who realized that this is not enough because network scanners and firewalls are helpless against most web vulnerabilities. The solution was to develop an automated tool used to scan web applications to identify and resolve security issues.

Since then, Acunetix grew as both the company and the product. The vulnerability scanner was originally developed for Windows only. In 2014, Acunetix launched an online (cloud) solution, in 2018 – a Linux version, and in 2019 – Acunetix 360 for enterprises. In 2018, the company was acquired by Turn/River Capital.