Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Other Solutions Considered

SeniorSe5762
Senior Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There were other tools in the running, although I don't remember off the top of my head which ones. At the time, Acunetix was the winner mainly based on pricing and capability. As I said, Acunetix is a secondary tool for us. We use Qualys as our primary DAST solution and when that gets overloaded we turn to Acunetix to supplement some of the load that we're putting on our prime solution. Compared to other vendors in the field, the speed of Acunetix is just about average. Something like Micro Focus WebInspect scans about ten percent faster. If you're looking at IBM AppScan it might be five percent faster. We're not looking at a huge percentage difference in the time Acunetix takes to scan versus others. The false-positive rate of Acunetix is definitely not perfect. No tool is going to avoid all false-positives. The false-positive rate of Acunetix falls - I don't want to say below average - but it's almost the same as everyone else. What I have to say, honestly, is that I do find myself correcting a lot of the false-positives that show up in Acunetix right now. We don't get a 50 percent margin, but I estimate that 25 percent of the reported vulnerabilities are false-positives in Acunetix. View full review »
Securityf8d4
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We still do use Burp suite on the side. We use it a lot for manual testing and still use it for dynamic testing. We decided to try Acunetix to see if it would find any different vulnerabilities, etc. View full review »
SeniorSe98b1
Senior Security Engineer at a insurance company
We went with the recommendations of our parent company. This was one of the approved solutions. View full review »
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LeadInfo77fb
Lead Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We just did a PoC with a couple of different vendors, and we liked Acunetix the most. View full review »
reviewer1155117
User
I tried some of the other commercial web vulnerability scanners such as Burp Professional embedded and IBM Rational AppScan. View full review »
ManagerF4d5d
Manager for Technology Services at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
We are in the process of evaluating other solutions. We are looking to switch because of the complex licensing. View full review »
Vijayanathan Naganathan
Director - Head of Delivery Services at Ticking Minds Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
Zap, BurpSuite where other tools evaluated. View full review »
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