What Sets Netsparker Apart from Acunetix?

Apart from having a higher vulnerability detection rate, Netsparker also automatically verifies the identified vulnerabilities with the exclusive Proof-Based Scanning™ technology. Therefore unlike when using Acunetix, users do not have to manually verify the findings and can immediately proceed with the fixing of the security flaws.

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Web applications offer businesses an ever-increasing amount of functionality, but with increased usage comes increased risk. After all, according to the most recent Verizon DBIR, more data breaches begin with web application security flaws than with any other cause.

Whether your business is just building a web application security program, or is struggling to get the most out of another solution, you need to start with an automated web vulnerability scanner that gives you the most accuracy and versatility on the market. You need Netsparker.

Dead Accurate Results

Netsparker is the only web application scanner with Proof-Based Scanning™. Neither Acunetix, nor any other scanner on the market, can give you so much confidence that the web security vulnerabilities detected in a scan are actual, exploitable problem.

Netsparker uses the Proof-Based Scanning™ to automatically exploit the identified vulnerabilities in a read only and safe manner. Upon exploiting the issues the web security testing tool also generates a proof of exploit, to prove that the issue can be exploited and to also highlight the impact the issue can have should it be exploited.

The proof of exploit and all the technical details related to how the Netsparker security solution exploited the identified vulnerability are reported in the scan results. This saves your security team time, since they won't spend hours or days trying to understand the findings and manually verifying false positives.

Onec you can the security scan results you can go straight into vulnerability management: prioritizing vulnerabilities and delegating remediation tasks. It also saves your web development team time, since they can quickly comprehend the issues in the application and move more quickly to writing more secure source code.

Industry-Leading Accuracy, Independently Verified

Netsparker gives you the most accurate scan results of any web application security scanner in the industry. But, don't just take our word for it.

Independent security researcher Shay Chen compared several web vulnerability scanners (Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tools) in his most recent WAVSEP benchmark. The scanners he tested included commercial software, including Netsparker, Acunetix, Rapid7 AppSpider, WebInspect, IBM AppScan, and Burp Suite, as well as popular open source projects like OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP).

The WAVSEP benchmark is designed to test how well a web vulnerability scanner will function in the real world: how well it can detect real web application vulnerabilities in modern, real-life web applications, web services and web APIs. It considered not only the effectiveness of vulnerability tests for issues including SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), OS command injection, and remote file inclusion, but also its ability to overcome modern barriers to accurate web application scanning.

During these tests Netsparker was the only web application vulnerability scanner that found every security vulnerability in the benchmark, and did not report any false positives.

Unmatched Versatility

No matter the size of your business and the design of its web application infrastructure, there is a Netsparker plan that fits your web security requirements.

For security teams that prefer to do on premises web penetration tests or in their own infrastructure, Netsparker offers an on-premises single user software and also an online solution that can be hosted in a private cloud environment. For businesses that want a cloud solutions, Netsparker also has a plan for them.

Netsparker Enterprise allows you to scan as many web applications and web services as you need from the cloud. The Enterprise edition of Netsparker is also maintenance free, thus leaving your infrastructure teams free to configure, run, and respond to scan results.

Both editions of Netsparker give unparalleled scanning accuracy, no matter what web server or front-end technologies your web applications use. Both have an easy configuration and scheduling of web application scans, and can be seamless integrated in secure SDLC and is compatible with your DevOps security tools.

And, in the long run, even the most accurate results on the market have limited use if you cannot communicate the issues or the progress being made to everyone that matters. All editions of Netsparker give you the flexibility to report scan results clearly and confidently to a range of audiences including security teams, web developers, and executive stakeholders.

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See for yourself what the most accurate web vulnerability scanning in the industry can do for you and your business. Contact us today for a 15-day free trial of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner.

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."