Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 5 released

Abuja, Nigeria - June 29, 2007 - Niche Konsult today announced that Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 5 is now available. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 5 stands out in a number of ways including a very extensive Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance Reporting tool; the reporting tool is now a separate application from the vulnerability scanner;  new Web Services Scanner and Web Services Editor and a Subdomain Scanner.

PCI Compliance is not a option, it is a necessity. It is now a global security standard created to fight the rising incidences of unauthorised access to and compromise of consumer data.

By running Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 5 agaisnt your website, you will ascertain the state of your website against the following PCI DSS requirements:

Requirement 2.2.4 - Remove all unnecessary functionality
Requirement 2.3 - Encrypt all non-console administrative access
Requirement 4 - Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
Requirment 6 - Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Requirement 6.5.1 - Unvalidated Input
Requirement 6.5.2 - Broken Access Control
Requirement 6.5.3 - Broken Authentication and Session Management
Requirement 6.5.4 - Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Flaws
Requirement 6.5.6 - Injection Flaws
Requirement 6.5.7 - Improper Error Handling
Requirement 6.5.8 - Insecure Storage
Requirement 6.5.9 - Denial of Service
Requirement 6.5.10 - Insecure Configuration Management

To find our more about Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance, please read the PCI DSS Compliance Guide.

About Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ensures website security by automatically checking for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other vulnerabilities. It checks password strength on authentication pages and automatically audits shopping carts, forms, dynamic content and other web applications. Acunetix also crawls and analyzes websites including flash content, SOAP and AJAX. As the scan is being completed, the software produced detailed reports that pinpoint where vulnerabilities exist.

About Acunetix

Acunetix was founded to combat the alarming rise in web attacks. Its flagship product, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, is the result of several years of development by a team of highly experienced security developers. Acunetix is a privatelt held company with headquarters based in Europe (Malta), a US office in Seattle, Washington and an office in London, UK. For more information about Acunetix, visit:

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About Niche Konsult

Niche Konsult is an information technology security firm with expertise in content, messaging, network and web application security. Niche Konsult provides software and solutions that help individuals, small and medium size businesses, large companies and governments optimize and secure their information technology infrastructure.

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