Cybersecurity is becoming more important to many companies and therefore it is not surprising that new startups emerge on the market. However, when choosing a vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management solution based on a vulnerability scanner, you might want to take into consideration expertise and stability.
A lot of new players, such as Probely, enter the market with a big bang and aggressive marketing campaigns simply because they have no current customer base to prove their position on the market. On the other hand, long-term market players such as Acunetix don’t have to attempt to strengthen their position using aggressive marketing.
Maturity and Stability
When you choose a security product, you should not only look at the capabilities and pricing but most importantly at the history behind the product and its current market position. Integrating web security into your processes always costs time so you would rather not risk getting stuck with an unstable solution vendor.
Acunetix is the pioneer in web security – it was the first every automated web vulnerability scanner available on the market. With 15 years of experience on the market and a well-seasoned team, Acunetix has also proven itself to both small and medium businesses as well as renowned enterprises.
Behind Acunetix stands a great support team that will help you integrate security into your processes and in the case of enterprise customers, even prepare customizations. This is something that an aggressive startup cannot offer.
Online and On-Premises
While cloud-based scanning is comfortable, many companies prefer to be able to test the security of their internal web resources – those that cannot be exposed publicly and therefore cannot be scanned from the cloud. For such cases, you need an on-premises scanner. An on-premises option is also a good choice for companies that prefer to have everything under their own control.
Acunetix is not only available online in the cloud but also on-premises, both on Windows and Linux. Additionally, with Acunetix, enterprises can even build a hybrid cloud setup with multiple local scanning engines controlled from a cloud interface. On the other hand, Probely is just a simple online solution with no other options for enterprises.
The Scope of Capabilities
Probely is an API-based solution, which can be manually integrated with different kinds of external systems. However, this requires technical resources on the customer side to build any kind of integrations.
On the other hand, Acunetix has user-friendly integration options available straight from the user interface and supporting market-leading software such as Jira, Jenkins, GitHub, GitLab, Azure DevOps, and many more. Of course, Acunetix also offers an API for all those who require atypical integrations. Additionally, for enterprise customers, Acunetix can build custom APIs for specific integrations.
Probely is a simple web vulnerability scanner – something that Acunetix was several years ago. In comparison, Acunetix is a fully grown product that also features built-in vulnerability management capabilities. Additionally, Acunetix is integrated with the OpenVAS network security scanner so that it can manage both web vulnerabilities and network vulnerabilities using the same interfaces.
Temporary vs. Permanent
The choice of a web vulnerability management solution depends on your needs. If you need a simple temporary cloud-based web vulnerability scanner that you can test immediately and license on a short-term basis, Probely might be a good choice for you.
On the other hand, if you want a long-term solution that will fit into your environment and that provides extensive capabilities including network scans, misconfiguration analysis, and in the case of enterprise customers – even automated asset discovery – choose the solution that has been proven on the market for many years. Choose Acunetix.
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.