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2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner?

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19 Answers
Le Viet - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consultant at VNCS
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-25T07:42:04Z
25 May 22

The most valuable feature of Acunetix is the UI and the scan results are simple.

MarceloPrintac - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Business Development at MultiPoint Ltd.
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T17:02:01Z
05 April 22

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.

Anubhav Goswami - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-18T10:17:40Z
18 June 21

There is a lot of documentation on their website which makes setting it up and using it quite simple.

KashifJamil - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-23T14:05:18Z
23 April 21

Overall, it's a very good tool and a very good engine.

IB
Security Engineer at Secure Network
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-11T08:27:00Z
11 November 20

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.

Saminda Jayawardene - PeerSpot reviewer
Compliance Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-21T04:33:00Z
21 October 20

It's very user-friendly for the testing teams. It's very easy for them to understand things and to fix vulnerabilities.

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SivaPrakash - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Test Engineer II at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-15T11:35:00Z
15 October 20

I haven't seen reporting of that level in any other tool.

GT
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-23T08:17:20Z
23 August 20

The usability and overall scan results are good.

JC
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:22Z
19 August 20

Picks up weaknesses in our app setups.

Letsogile-Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
Reseller
Top 20
2020-03-09T08:08:00Z
09 March 20

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.

CL
Cyber Security Associate at Ernst & Young
Real User
2020-03-03T08:47:00Z
03 March 20

For us, the most valuable aspect of the solution is the log-sequence feature.

Letsogile-Baloi - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
Reseller
Top 20
2020-02-06T11:37:00Z
06 February 20

It can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated with other applications, which makes it a very versatile solution to have.

MM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
17 November 19

Our developers can run the attacks directly from their environments, desktops.

BK
Manager for Technology Services at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-08-06T08:18:00Z
06 August 19

The vulnerability scanning option for analyzing the security loopholes on the websites is the most valuable feature of this solution.

reviewer1155117 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-17T17:34:00Z
17 July 19

The automated approach to these repetitive discovery attempts would take days to do manually and therefore it helps reduce the time needed to do an assessment.

DD
Senior Security Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-04-08T05:44:00Z
08 April 19

We are able to create a report which shows the PCI DSS scoring and share it with the application teams. Then, they can correlate and see exactly what they need to fix, and why.

ZB
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-04-03T05:29:00Z
03 April 19

Their technical support has been very active. If I have an issue, I can reach out to them and get an answer pretty quick.

JW
Senior Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
03 February 19

One of the features that I feel is groundbreaking, that I would like to see expanded on, is the IAS feature: The Interactive Application Security Testing module that gets loaded onto an application on a server, for more in-depth, granular findings. I think that is really neat. I haven't seen a lot of competitors doing that.

JT
Lead Information Security Engineer at Nasdaq Stock Market
Real User
2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
03 February 19

The most important feature is that it's a web-based graphical user interface. That is a great addition. Also, the ability to schedule scans is great.

Related Questions
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 05, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 17 answers
JW
Senior Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
03 February 19
We have a corporate deal and we're almost at the end of that contract. We are looking to renew Acunetix, but we were told that the price was increasing greatly because of some advanced capabilities, or miscalculations of value. It's increasing by 3.5-fold from what the initial quote was. Because of that, we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out cost-to-capability value, versus features that we could get for that same amount. At the current pricing structure, it doesn't save us money. It winds up costing the program money due to the fact that it's increasing in cost. At the time when we signed up initially, it was very beneficial because of its cost. When we looked at all other vendors and what they were asking, to provide a third of what Acunetix was capable of doing, it was an easy decision. With the IAS modules and everything else that we got as an add-on, it made it a real value compared to all the other competitors out there. But now that it's coming to a cost where it's line with market value, it becomes more of a competition.
JT
Lead Information Security Engineer at Nasdaq Stock Market
03 February 19
Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special.
Nick Regan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Project Manager at PeerSpot
Apr 12, 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner vs OWASP Zap. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? Which of these two solutions would you recommend for Application Security? Why? Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision! --Nick
2 out of 5 answers
PeerSpot user
Risk Advisory IT at Deloitte
27 March 18
I could choose Owasp Zap application instead of Nesparker app. The reason is simple, the solutions are very similar but I could do the same things using Zap for free. If I should pay for a complete tool, I could buy BurpSuite. That tool that could offer me more capabilities and extensions. Definitely, I would like to choose Owasp Zap (it has a big community behind the project).
PeerSpot user
General Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 March 18
ZAP is free and does a fairly good job...However, it requires manual intervention and lacks many of the features that a commertial tool provides..If cost is not a factor, you should go for Netsparker/ AppScan etc. Alternatively you can start with ZAP and see if it meets your requirement and plan to upgrade accordingly.
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