Netsparker: The Best Alternative to Detectify

To ensure your web applications are secure you need a solution that accurately identifies security vulnerabilities and does not report false positives. You need Netsparker, the only Detectify alternative with Proof-Based Scanning™.

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If you are considering Detectify, and wondering whether there are better alternatives for detecting vulnerabilities and keeping your online business presence safe and secure, it's time to consider a web application security scanning tool that is very easy to use, easy to scale up, fully automated and gives you the most accurate scan results of any on the market. It's time to consider the Netsparker web application security solution.

The Most Flexible Web Application Security Solution

You need a DAST scanning solution that scales with you. Netsparker scales easily from an environment with a few websites to one with thousands. The solution has a number of workflow and integration tools and can easily integrate in your secure SDLC, so allowing you to get an accurate view of the security status of all your web assets, even if you change technologies over time.


Netsparker crawls your web application and identifies website vulnerabilities no matter what technologies it is built with and based on. Whether it was developed in PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java or .NET, Netsparker can crawl it, identify all attack surfaces and find vulnerabilities in it. Netsparker also has a dedicated client script engine to automatically crawl and scan custom built modern HTML5, Web 2.0 and Single Page Applications (SPA).

Netsparker also has a dedicated engine for popular off-the-shelf open source framework. So it can also work as a WordPress, Drupal or Joomla vulnerability scanner. It can identify the installed extensions, plugins and themes and scan them for vulnerabilities.

So regardless of how your web application is built, the Netsparker online vulnerability scanner can understand it, map it out, and give you all the information you need to secure it.

Full-Spectrum of Security Vulnerabilities

From the familiar vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP top 10 list like SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS), to bleeding-edge security issues like Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) and web server misconfigurations and security issues, Netsparker gives you a full picture of your web security posture.

It’s advanced ad heuristic scanning engine can also detect second order vulnerabilities, blind Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and out of band SQL Injection, Remote File Inclusion and many other variants and security vulnerability types.

The Best, Proven by Independent Tests

Don't just take our word for it. Independent researcher Shay Chen's 2017 web security testing benchmark tested both commercial and open source web vulnerability scanning tools. His benchmark tested the security scanners ability to detect a large number of real-world security vulnerabilities. In the vulnerability scanner comparison, Netsparker was the only scanner that found every single security issue and did not report any false positives.

Dead Accurate Results

According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, web application vulnerabilities are the most common root cause of data breaches. So you need a web vulnerability scanning solution you can trust to find exploitable vulnerabilities before the attackers do. You do not want to waste time verifying scan results or risking dealing with inaccurate results.

Trust Netsparker: the scanner with the exclusive Proof-Based Scanning™.

The Power of Proof

Vulnerability detection in Netsparker comes with proof of exploit. Whenever Netsparker identifies a vulnerability, it automatically exploits it in a read only and safe way. Upon exploiting it, and proving it is not a false positive Netsparker generates a proof of exploit.

In the proof of exploit developers can see the exact payload used in the HTTP request that exploited the vulnerability, as well as the evidence returned from the exploited web application. Therefore when doing vulnerability assessments you know immediately that it is exploitable, how it can be exploited, the impact it has on the web application and that it is not a false positive.

Independently Verified

Chen's web application scanning benchmark showed that Netsparker was right on target. Not only did his test show that Netsparker found every vulnerability, it determined that none of Netsparker's findings were false positives.

Plans and Editions to Fit Your Security Team

Online Service, On-Premises and Software Editions

Both Netsparker and Detectify can give you the convenience of software-as-a-service, but that cloud model does not fit every need. Netsparker is more flexible.

Netsparker offers the full power of our online system not only from our infrastructure, but on yours. Do you need to scan applications in high-security environments that cannot be connected to the Internet? No problem! Host the Netsparker on your server, and build a continuous web application security scanning solution to identify all the security vulnerabilities before they become security threats.

For web penetration testing in which you need a full suite of security testing tools on your own machine? Netsparker Standard, a standalone Microsoft Windows edition.

Seamless Integration Between The Solutions

Effective security testing requires collaboration and sharing of security data. Netsparker has built-in features that allow easy sharing of scan results between the online and on-premises edition. Administrators can configure permissions easily, ensuring that each user can access only the results they should see. From security analysts to penetration testers to application developers, everyone on the team can see the security status of every application they work with, and proceed quickly from testing to remediation to a more secure web presence.

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Don't leave your web security to chance: get Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner today. Contact us to begin your 15-day free trial, and see for yourself the difference that the most versatile and most thorough scanner can make.

What our customers are saying

"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."
"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."
"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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