If you are choosing a web application scanner for the first time, or are having trouble getting the most out of Open Web Application Security Project ‘s ZED Attack Proxy (OWASP ZAP), here is why you should consider Acunetix as an alternative.
If you are building a web application security testing program from the ground up, you need a tool built to scan for the full range of security vulnerabilities. Intercepting proxies like OWASP ZAP and Burp Suite are indispensable tools for manual penetration testing, but Acunetix is a faster, more accurate solution for web application vulnerability scanning.
The fastest full-spectrum web vulnerability scanner
Acunetix was designed from the ground up to provide the fastest automated security testing on the market. It quickly finds vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 list and beyond, including SQL Injection, Cross-site scripting (XSS), command injection, weak passwords that may fall victim to brute force attacks, HTTPS implementation flaws, broken authentication and session management measures, and broken access control procedures. Acunetix can also identify third-party libraries and components with known vulnerabilities, as well as common security misconfigurations on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Unix web servers. It finds these issues with a minimum of false positives: your team gets results it can trust, and can proceed to further security testing and patch development.
DeepScan technology, the result of extensive work by Acunetix’s security researchers, can scan Single Page Applications and other web applications with extensive client-side logic with industry-leading accuracy. This enhanced ability to map out modern web applications allows Acunetix to identify vulnerabilities that other scanners miss.
Acunetix scales with your business
As your business grows, Acunetix grows with you, with scalability options that OWASP ZAP does not offer. For teams that prefer a software-as-a-service solution, Acunetix Online allows easy scaling from our secure cloud portal. For teams who prefer running web application security scanning from their own servers, the Multi-engine infrastructure allows for easy configuration and management of multiple scanning servers from one secure central portal.
Unlike OWASP ZAP, Acunetix integrates a full featured web application vulnerability management solution with the scanner. The most accurate results are of limited use if software development, security, and DevOps teams cannot easily understand and fix them. Acunetix offers a secure vulnerability management portal, accessible via HTTPS in a web browser. With sophisticated permissions management and reporting options, the Acunetix portal offers one central hub for viewing the security vulnerabilities in the environment, creating reports for various audiences within the business, assigning remediation tasks, and tracking progress toward improved software security.
We use Acunetix as part of our Security in the SDLC and to test code in DEV and SIT before being promoted to Production.