If you are choosing a web application security scanner for the first time or you are struggling to get the most out of the Netsparker, here is why you should consider the Acunetix vulnerability scanner instead.
Web application security vulnerabilities are the number one cause of data breaches according to the latest edition of the Verizon Data Breach Intelligence Report. Whether your business depends on open-source content management systems like WordPress or Joomla!, commercial off-the-shelf frameworks, or code custom-developed for your business, critical issues including Cross-site Scripting (XSS), remote and local file inclusion, and SQL Injection vulnerabilities can lead to the loss of sensitive data stored behind those applications. To protect your reputation as well as the data of your clients and employees, web application vulnerability scanning must be a core component of your information security program.
Scan Single-Page Applications With Confidence
Beyond Black Box Scanning
Though both Acunetix and Netsparker can perform black-box scanning, otherwise known as dynamic application security testing (DAST), only Acunetix gives you the power of AcuSensor. AcuSensor is an agent installed on the web server, which gives you the ability to perform gray box-testing, also known as interactive application security testing (IAST), against applications written in Java, ASP.NET, and PHP. That server-level presence complements the black-box scan with additional visibility, allowing you to identify even more vulnerabilities and make the already low rate of false positives even lower.
Industry-Leading Flexibility and Speed
As your business scales, you need an automated web application scanner that detects vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 and beyond no matter what technologies you depend on and no matter how large your web footprint may be. Acunetix adapts and scales with you.
Acunetix has stand-alone versions of the vulnerability scanner that run on both Windows or Linux, allowing your security team to run scans no matter what operating system they depend on. As your team scales, you can expand with the multi-engine configuration, which allows you to control and report from multiple scanning engines in your own environment from a central console. And, if your team prefers a software-as-a-service model, Acunetix Online offers all the scanning and vulnerability management features of our web vulnerability scanner from the cloud.
We utilize Acunetix to more thoroughly assess internet-facing websites and servers. Acunetix helps us identify vulnerabilities in conjunction with other vulnerability scanning applications. Acunetix has been a more reliable application when discovering / determining different types of malicious code injection vulnerabilities (SQL, HTML, CGI, etc).