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Netsparker: Your Best Alternative to Tenable

Tenable have a portfolio of security software that focus on networking. So to ensure your web applications are secure, you need a Tenable alternative. You need the Netsparker web application security solution.

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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

In this day and age, you must take the security of your IT infrastructure seriously. But, as you setup your security program, you also need to use the right tool for the job. If your business depends on web applications, you need a web vulnerability scanner, which is a security tool specifically designed to accurately identify real web vulnerabilities in web applications, web services and web APIs. You need Netsparker.

Purpose-Built for Web Application Security

When you are trying to keep your web presence secure, make sure its key features focus on web applications. A network scanner like Tenable isn't made for that. A Tenable alternative in the web application security world is Netsparker.

Know Your Tools

Keep in mind this brief guide to the categories of tools used for vulnerability management and detection of security threats:

  • Reconnaissance tools like nmap security scanner identify IP addresses and network devices in the business environment.
  • Network Security Scanners like Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 Nexpose, Qualys Cloud Platform (formerly QualysGuard), and OpenVAS identify vulnerable software and services.
  • Exploitation frameworks and free penetration testing software like Metasploit help penetration testers delve deeper into the network once vulnerabilities have been assigned.
  • Web application security scanners like Netsparker, that are designed to automatically crawl web applications and identify web-specific vulnerabilities, like SQL Injection, Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and Remote Code Execution.

A well-rounded arsenal of security and vulnerability management tools contains components from all of these categories, but they are not interchangeable.

Prevent the Top Cause of Data Breaches

According to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, more breaches are caused because of web application flaws than any other cause. So, it's clear: if your business depends on web applications, your business needs to be doing vulnerability assessments.

Only one of these categories of tools is designed to find these vulnerabilities.

Best-In-Class Web Application Vulnerability Scanning

Netsparker is your best option for web application vulnerability scanning because it accurately scans applications no matter what technologies they are built with, without making your team waste time weeding through false positives.

Unmatched Accuracy

Netsparker is the only web vulnerability scanner with Proof Based Scanning™. Vulnerabilities in the scan report also include a proof of exploit, thus proving they are not false positives.

Don't just take our word for it. Independent security researcher Shay Chen did a web vulnerability scanner comparison with a variety of proprietary and open source tools against a benchmark designed to reflect real-world web technologies and vulnerabilities. Only Netsparker found every vulnerability and did not report any false positives.

This means your security does not have to waste days and weeks manually verifying the scan results of the tool. They can trust the results and understand the security threats immediately. Instead, they can move on to planning and performing the remediation activities.

Integration Capabilities

The Netsparker web application security solution has all the utilities and tools you need to easily integrate it in your secure SDLC. When you integrate automated web vulnerability scanning in the development process with Netsparker’s built-in workflow tools and superior scanning engine, you build a closed-loop web application security solution. So all your web applications are always checked for exploitable security flaws from the early stages of development and when they are running in live environments.

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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