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Netsparker: Your Best Alternative to Acunetix

There are quite a few web vulnerability scanners to choose from and Acunetix alternatives. Netsparker is the one that leads the pack with the highest vulnerability detection rate and most accurate reports.

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Troy Hunt
I’ve long been an advocate of Netsparker because I believe it’s the easiest on-demand, do it yourself dynamic security analysis tool.
Troy HuntMicrosoft Regional Director & MVP, Founder of Have I Been Pwned, Leading Security Researcher

Cyber security decision makers already know that an effective vulnerability management program requires not only a network security scanner, but a web vulnerability scanner that can scan and identify security issues in web applications and web APIs. You may be familiar with some of the scanners on the market, but it is time to get to know the best Acunetix alternative: the Netsparker web application security solution.

Why You Need The Best Web Application Scanner

As businesses depend more on web applications for keeping employees connected and customers engaged, they are becoming a larger part of the landscape of online threats. According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, more data breaches are connected to web application vulnerabilities than any other initial cause. Website security vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross site scripting (XSS) are important to find and fix during the vulnerability assessment process, since attackers are actively exploiting them to compromise credentials and data.

The Best, In An Independent Test

When choosing IT security software tools, don't just trust what the people selling them have to say: consider impartial, independent tests.

The Benchmark

Independent security researcher Shay Chen released his most recent survey and comparison of web vulnerability scanners (dynamic application security testing (DAST) tools). He tested a wide range of web security scanners against WAVSEP (Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Evaluation Project), a benchmark that tests security software's ability to scan real-life web technologies and identify real-life security flaws like SQL injection, XSS, path traversal, OS command injection, remote file inclusion, and more.

The Market

The web vulnerability scanning tools Chen tested included both commercial and open source vulnerability scanners. He tested the most prominent commercial solutions including Netsparker, PortSwigger Burp Suite, Rapid7 AppSpider, HP WebInspect, and Janusec WebCruiser. He also reviewed common open source solutions including Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), Arachni, IronWasp, and WATOBO.

The Best

Only one web vulnerability scanner from all those that Chen tested found all of the security vulnerabilities in the WAVSEP benchmark: Netsparker.

Proof of Exploit

Netsparker is the only scanner with Proof Based Scanning™ technology. Every vulnerability identified in the scan report is accompanied by proof of exploit: the payload used in the HTTP request that exploited the vulnerability, as well as the data compromised in response. At a glance, your security team knows that each finding is a real, exploitable web vulnerability.

Troy Hunt
In my years as a security specialist I’ve used many different tools for DAST and Netsparker has consistently been at the forefront of both experience and results. It’s simple to use without sacrificing capability.
Scott HelmeSecurity Researcher and Entrepreneur,

You’ve invested a lot of resources into creating the best websites and web applications for your business and you want them to be secure. An antivirus or a firewall can't protect your web assets. You need special software that works with the web.

Leading-edge technology
You want the best solution for your web assets and Netsparker is the best. Netsparker's Proof-Based ScanningTM technology can prove identified vulnerabilities are real and not false positives, saving security teams hundreds of man-hours.
Automation and integration
With Netsparker, you can automate and integrate with CI/CD and other systems found in the SDLC and DevOps environment. This allows your experts to focus on what's most important and eliminate security issues at the earliest stages.
Reliability and trust
Netsparker is a solution you can trust and constantly top rated in 3rd party benchmarks. Its engine is dead accurate and gives you all the information that you need to fix security issues.

Web Scanner Comparisons

In the 2018 independent web vulnerability scanners comparison, Netsparker was the only scanner to identify all vulnerabilities and to report zero false positives.

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Detect More Vulnerabilities

When tested in third party benchmarks by security industry experts, Netsparker identified all direct impact vulnerabilities, surpassing all other solutions. Their results show Netsparker has the most advanced and dead accurate crawling & vulnerability scanning technology, and the highest web vulnerability detection rate.

SQL Injection Detection (SQLI)

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Local File Inclusion Detection (LFI)

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Remote File Inclusion Detection (RFI)

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Unvalidated Redirect Detection

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Old, Backup Files Detection

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Bruno Urban

I had the opportunity to compare external expertise reports with Netsparker ones. Netsparker was better, finding more breaches. It’s a very good product for me.


Perry Mertens

As opposed to other web application scanners, Netsparker is very easy to use. An out of the box installation can detect more vulnerabilities than any other scanner.

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Dan Fryer

We chose Netsparker because it is more tailored to web application security and has features that allow the university to augment its web application security needs.

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Save your security team hundreds of hours with Netsparker's web security scanner.

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