Issue trackers such as Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft TFS powerful and essential tools in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of almost any software project. They help development teams streamline collaboration and manage their work without getting lost in an endless stream of emails and PDF reports.
It is therefore a logical next-step to leverage existing issue tracker infrastructure to report security vulnerabilities directly to the people who need to action them, in the format and workflow-tools they are already using. This way, security vulnerabilities are tracked and perceived as issues which need to be fixed, just like any other high-impact issue the development Team may have on its plate.
This is precisely why Acunetix integrates with Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft TFS’ issue trackers out-of-the-box. Different issue trackers can be set-up per-Target and Acunetix is smart enough not to open duplicate issues of vulnerabilities it has already opened.