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We performed a comparison between Acunetix and Rapid7 AppSpider based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Security Testing (AST) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Acunetix vs. Rapid7 AppSpider Report (Updated: October 2022).
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"The most valuable feature of Acunetix is the UI and the scan results are simple.""Acunetix is the best service in the world. It is easy to manage. It gives a lot of information to the users to see and identify problems in their site or applications. It works very well.""Overall, it's a very good tool and a very good engine.""There is a lot of documentation on their website which makes setting it up and using it quite simple."

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"The initial deployment is very straightforward and simple. The product is stable if configured properly.""The setup is usually straightforward.""AppSpider's most valuable feature is reporting - everything is stored in the local database so it can be sent to other machines."

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"There are some versions of the solution that are not as stable as others.""The only problem that they have is the price. It is a bit expensive, and you cannot change the number of applications for the whole year.""While we do have it integrated with other solutions, it could still offer more integrations.""The pricing is a bit on the higher side."

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"There are some glitches with stability, and it is an area for improvement.""AppSpider has some problems with the RAM needed while scanning.""Integration could be better."

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  • "It is a bit expensive. If you need to check five applications, you have to pay almost 14,000. It is an agreement for two years at 7,000 per year for only five applications. You cannot change the applications in the license. So, you are stuck with the same license for the five applications for one full year."
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  • "The price is pretty fair."
  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of users."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Acunetix is the UI and the scan results are simple.
    Top Answer:The solution is mostly used for vulnerability scanning purposes.
    Top Answer:The setup is usually straightforward.
    Top Answer:Integration could be better. For example, while doing the scanning, using the recording username and passwords, there are issues. Also, they could integrate CSED into the product which would benefit… more »
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    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.

    SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

    Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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    Sample Customers
    Joomla!, Digicure, Team Random, Credit Suisse, Samsung, Air New Zealand
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Media Company7%
    Insurance Company7%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Acunetix vs. Rapid7 AppSpider
    October 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acunetix vs. Rapid7 AppSpider and other solutions. Updated: October 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Acunetix is ranked 14th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 23rd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews. Acunetix is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Acunetix writes "User-friendly and easy to set up but is a bit expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Can be easily deployed, but the stability needs improvement". Acunetix is most compared with OWASP Zap, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Invicti, Web Application Scanning and Snyk, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Web Application Scanning, HCL AppScan and Invicti. See our Acunetix vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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