Netsparker: The Best Alternative to Qualys

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 Qualys, users do not have to manually verify the findings and can immediately proceed with the fixing of the security flaws.

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If your business depends on web applications and web APIs, security must be top of mind. After all, according to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, more data breaches begin with a web application compromise than in any other way. As you begin to build or strengthen your web application security testing tools portfolio & program, here is why you should consider Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner instead of Qualys or other competitors.

The Most Accurate Web Security Scan Results

Your business's and clients' data are only as secure as the applications in front of them. As part of a robust web application security program, you need a web vulnerability scanner that identifies web security vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top Ten and beyond, without wasting your time with false positives.

Netsparker is the only web application security testing tool with Proof Based Scanning™. It automatically exploits every identified vulnerability in a read only and safe way. Upon exploiting the vulnerability it also generates a proof of exploit, to prove that the vulnerability is not false positive.

Since it exploits the identified vulnerabilities Netsparker reports the HTTP request and payload that was used to exploit the issues, and also the data that was affected by the exploit, highlighting the impact the exploited issue can have on the web application.

These dead accurate results help at every level of the security process. The security and web penetration testing team knows exactly why the application is vulnerable, and can quickly assess the possible consequences and prioritize remediation. The development team can quickly zoom in on the flawed logic to understand it, thus developing a solution for it and write more secure code in the future.

Netsparkers Outshines Competition in Independent Test Of Scanners

Don't just take our word for it. Independent security tester Shay Chen tested a broad range of both commercial and open source web vulnerability scanners (Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)), including Netsparker, Acunetix, Rapid7 AppSpider, WebInspect, IBM AppScan, Burp Suite, and OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP).

The test used in the vulnerability scanner comparison was designed to gauge how accurately scanners can overcome real-world barriers to scanning and detect real web application vulnerabilities including SQL Injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), remote file inclusion. Only one scanner in the test detected every single vulnerability in the benchmark without reporting any false positives: Netsparker.

Beyond Security Scanning

Even the best security scanning is of limited use if you cannot easily track progress, efficiently triage issues, follow up with developers and verify the vulnerability fixes.

The Netsparker Enterprise is a suite of scanning, workflow and integration tools that takes you beyond security scanning. It is a full-featured vulnerability management, detection and reporting solution that can be easily integrated in your secure SDLC. You can easily track your business's application security posture over time, and convey that information by creating custom reports tailored specifically to security, development, or management audiences.

Netsparker is also equipped with a state of the art application discovery service (web assets discovery), which helps businesses identify all their web assets, thus making sure all of them are scanned and secured.

Unmatched Flexibility

Unlike Qualys Web Application Scanning, which only offers a cloud solution, Netsparker Web Application Security Scanning solution is available in several different editions. Depending on your business's infrastructure and needs you can use the hosted Cloud-based service or the on-premises desktop web vulnerability scanner. Netsparker Enterprise can also be hosted in an on-premises private cloud environment, giving you full control of your data.

With the Netsparker web security solution you have more options for setup and implementation based on how your business operates now, and how you scale or change in the future.

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See what unmatched accuracy and flexibility can do for you: contact us today for your 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."