Netsparker Enterprise

Netsparker: Your Best Alternative to Nessus

Nessus is a network security scanner and even though it has a few web security checks, it does not thoroughly scan any type of web application for vulnerabilities, like Netsparker.

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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

Not all vulnerability scanners and IT security software tools are created to do the same thing. When organizing an information security program and choosing security tools, you need to make sure you are testing your entire attack surface. If your business depends on web applications, the Nessus vulnerability scanner might not be up to the job. You need a tool that focuses on vulnerability assessments and management for web applications. You need Netsparker.

The Netsparker Advantage

Stay Ahead of Threats

According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, more data breaches begin by exploiting a web application security issue than in any other way. So, it's important that your information security program includes targeted web application security testing, with a tool designed specifically to find real security issues that attackers are exploiting.

Platform & Code Independence

Whether your web servers run on Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Unix, Netsparker will scan the it and detect common server misconfigurations. It also supports the full spectrum of web applications, from legacy webpages to the the richest, most modern HTML 5 applications, regardless if they are built in PHP, .NET, Python or Java (learn how to choose a good Java vulnerability scanner) . Netsparker also has specific scanning engines for popular open source applications like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, and also frameworks such as GWT, NodeJS and others.

So your web applications could be built uniquely for your business, the Netsparker online web application security scanner can still scan and identify security vulnerabilities in them.

Unmatched Coverage

Netsparker uses a Chrome based crawling engine, which means it can easily crawl any type of web application and identify all the potential attack surfaces. According to independent security researcher and tester Shay Chen's recent vulnerability scanners comparison, the Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner was the only web application vulnerability scanning platform to find 100% of the vulnerabilities in the baseline.

Impeccable Reports - No False Positives

Netsparker is the pioneer of the exclusive Proof Based Scanning™ technology. This means that for every security issue identified in the scan report, you also get a proof of exploit at your fingertips. Chen's test backed this up, as well: in his DAST solutions comparison, Netsparker was the only scanner to not report any false positives.

This means your security team do not have to waste hours and days combing through results and manually verifying the security tool’s results. They can spend more time performing other vulnerability scanning or web penetration testing, and developers can hone directly in on fixing known, exploitable vulnerabilities.

Why Not Nessus?

It comes down to using the right tool for the job. Network security tools and security platforms like Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 Nexpose, Qualys, and OpenVAS are purpose-built for network security.

They may be useful for internal scans, network discovery, network vulnerability management, and finding shortcomings in the patch management process. They also scrub the surface of some web applications, but, they miss key features to assess the most common cause of data breaches - web application vulnerabilities.

For finding these, the Netsparker web application security solution is the right tool for the job.

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.

Web Scanner Comparisons for Mobile

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.

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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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