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"Overall, it's a very good tool and a very good engine.""Acunetix has an awesome crawler. It gives a referral site map of near targets and also goes really deep to find all the inputs without issues. This was valuable because it helped me find some files or directories, like web admin panels without authentication, which were hidden.""It's very user-friendly for the testing teams. It's very easy for them to understand things and to fix vulnerabilities.""It can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated with other applications, which makes it a very versatile solution to have.""There is a lot of documentation on their website which makes setting it up and using it quite simple.""The scalability is good. The scalability is more than good because it can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated as part of applications. So that really makes it a very, very versatile solution to have.""I haven't seen reporting of that level in any other tool.""Picks up weaknesses in our app setups."

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"All of the features are great.""The solution is open source and has many small targetted penetration tests that have been written by many people that are useful. You can choose different subjects for the test, such as Oracle databases or Apache servers.""The most valuable feature for us is the support for testing Linux-based web server components.""Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.""The reporting on the solution is good."

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Cons
"The solution limits the number of scans. It would be much better if we could have unlimited scans.""When monitoring the traffic we always have issues with the bandwidth consumption and the throttling of traffic.""While we do have it integrated with other solutions, it could still offer more integrations.""The vulnerability identification speed should be improved.""There is room for improvement in website authentication because I've seen other products that can do it much better.""I had some issues with the JSON parameters where it found some strange vulnerabilities, but it didn't alert the person using it or me about these vulnerabilities, e.g., an error for SQL injection.""Currently only supports web scanning.""The jargon used makes it difficult for project managers to understand the issues, and the technical explanations used make it difficult for developers to understand issues. These things should be simplified much more. That would be very helpful for us when explaining to them what needs to be fixed. The report output needs to be simplified."

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"Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online.""The solution is not very scalable, it does not provide any automation to be able to scale it.""At the time I was using it, the graphical user interface needed some improvements.""Better automation capabilities would be an improvement.""The solution should improve the responsiveness of its live technical support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I would say that Acunetix is expensive because there are products on the market with similar features that are equally or better-priced."
  • "The pricing is a little high, and moreover, it's kind of domain-based."
  • "When compared with other products, the pricing is a little bit high. But it gives value for the price. It serves the purpose and is worthwhile for the price we pay."
  • "Implementing Acunetix needs a medium or larger business agency, because you need some money to get Acunetix. It is costly, but if you care about your agency's security, then maybe it's a cost that might help you in the future."
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  • "The great advantage with Rapid7 Metasploit, of course, is that it's free."
  • "There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    There is a lot of documentation on their website which makes setting it up and using it quite simple.
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    We do pay extra for technical support, however, it's 24/7 support which means we always have access to them if we need them. The pricing is on the higher side. That could be okay for certain… more »
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    Normally, the product asks for the URL address before scanning a certain application. Acunetix is immediately used for web application scanning purposes for vulnerability assessment. However, it… more »
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    Rapid7 Metasploit is a useful product.
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    There are two versions available, one of which is the Pro version, and the other is the free version. In the four years that we've been using this solution, we've only used the free version. We… more »
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    Rapid7 Metasploit can add a GUI feature because it is only available online. While it is simple to use, including a GUI would make things easier. It would be very helpful.
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    Overview

    Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross site scripting, and other exploitable vulnerabilities.

    Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods—Metasploit penetration testing software helps you use their own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop the real thing.

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    Sample Customers
    Joomla!, Digicure, Team Random, Credit Suisse, Samsung, Air New Zealand
    City of Corpus Christi, Diebold, Lumenate, Nebraska Public Power District, Prairie North Regional Health, Apptio, Automation Direct, Bob's Stores, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Carnegie Mellon University
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm42%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Media Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acunetix by Invicti vs. Rapid7 Metasploit and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Acunetix by Invicti is ranked 9th in Vulnerability Management with 10 reviews while Rapid7 Metasploit is ranked 10th in Vulnerability Management with 5 reviews. Acunetix by Invicti is rated 7.2, while Rapid7 Metasploit is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Acunetix by Invicti writes "We are getting notably fewer false positives than previously, but reporting output needs to be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 Metasploit writes "Straightforward to set up, and helpful for moving from development to production". Acunetix by Invicti is most compared with OWASP Zap, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Veracode, Fortify WebInspect and HCL AppScan, whereas Rapid7 Metasploit is most compared with Tenable Nessus, Rapid7 InsightVM, Wireshark, Darktrace and Tenable SC. See our Acunetix by Invicti vs. Rapid7 Metasploit report.

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