Everything in One Unified InterfaceWeb security is a game with many stakeholders – from cyber security professionals themselves to development, compliance, and auditing teams and management to name a few. Making sure that all teams have access to the data and reports they need is crucial for a smooth operation of a successful application security program – be they reports, which can be exported to PDFs, HTML files, or even issues opened directly in issue trackers like GitHub, Atlassian Jira, GitLab, Microsoft TFS, Bugzilla, or Mantis. Acunetix runs in the browser, meaning that there is nothing complicated to install or configure and users can easily interact in real-time with scan results. With multi-user, multi-role support and built-in vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management tools, Acunetix allows everyone to access the same user-friendly web-based interface and reporting. Like the vast majority of security software, Netsparker’s many knobs and levers may be a challenge to use if you’re not a security expert. Acunetix, on the other hand, is designed to be dead-simple to use, yet powerful by making the best choices for you. Naturally, there will still be instances where security experts would want to have precise control, and Acunetix’s advanced settings allow technical users to do so with ease.
Proven in Enterprise, Trusted by GovernmentsAcunetix has been focused on building a best-of-breed web vulnerability scanner for well over a decade, making it amongst the most mature, battle-tested, and widely used web vulnerability scanners. It is used daily by thousands of organizations worldwide ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises. It is used both for continuous scanning as well as in SDLC pipelines. Acunetix is also the only web application security solution available on four platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, and cloud.
Frequently asked questions
Acunetix may be perceived as an alternative to Netsparker but both products are top-class. Both were built by web security experts as web vulnerability scanners and have grown into full vulnerability management solutions. Both introduced leading-edge technologies and both are developed with complete focus on web security and with continued investment into technology.
Acunetix always focused on efficiency. The Acunetix engine is built in C++ and uses multiple techniques to speed up scans, show ongoing results, and lessen the resource load. On the other hand, Netsparker always focused less on speed and more on scalability and integration for large enterprises.
Acunetix can be used as an IAST solution, Netsparker just DAST. Acunetix is also integrated with the OpenVAS network scanner and manages all network vulnerabilities together with web vulnerabilities. Acunetix is also the only web vulnerability scanner available on Linux and macOS.
For many vulnerabilities, Acunetix is able to safely prove that these vulnerabilities are real. The name Proof-based Scanning is used by Netsparker only – Netsparker was the pioneer of this technology. In the Acunetix interface, proof of vulnerability is labeled as Proof of Exploit.
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“We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.”Kurt Zanzi, Xerox CA-MMIS Information Securtiy Office, Xerox