Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Pricing and License Cost

Senior Security Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Saminda Jayawardene
Compliance Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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. Other than the licensing, we haven't come across any other costs. View full review »
Senior Test Engineer II at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The pricing is a little high, and moreover, it's kind of domain-based. For example, if I have one site that has a lot of sub-domains, they will register all of the sub-domains as individual sites. That caused problems for us. We have three sites with 10 sub-domains each — so technically 30. We ended up having to purchase 30 licenses, which costs a lot. Instead of paying per site, I think it would be better if they proposed some other kind of pricing and licensing model, like Burp's model. That's why we preferred Burp over Acunetix. With Burp,10 agents can scan 10 sites. Even if we scale our application, we don't have to purchase a new license. We can reshuffle the agents to scan multiple websites. One agent can scan our site today, and the same agent can scan another site tomorrow. This is the pricing model of Burp, which was perfect for us. The Acunetix licensing and pricing model is somewhat complicated. If we calculated all of our domains and sub-domains, the sum would be huge. That's why we thought of leaving Acunetix. View full review »
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Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our license is good through June. We're really trying to ramp up here to see if it is a viable option to renew it. View full review »
Senior Security Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing and licensing are reasonable to a point. In order to run multiple scans at a time, we are going to have to purchase a 100 count license, which is overkill. Though, compared to what we were paying for, the cost seems reasonable. View full review »
Lead Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special. View full review »
Security Engineer at Secure Network
I think all the scanners, except Burp Suite, are a bit costly. 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. View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm not involved in the financial negotiations, but I believe it's not an expensive product and cheaper than other similar tools. I understand we bought 100 URLs. It's likely that we'll need to purchase more once we deploy the tool to the rest of the company but I wouldn't know the cost. View full review »
When I first purchased my license the price/value was very good because I purchased a perpetual license and the annual maintenance fee was extremely competitive. Now, unfortunately, my perpetual license does not exist anymore and my maintenance costs will increase in the next years. All things considered, I think it has a good price/value ratio. View full review »
Executive Director at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Licensing is on an annual basis and we pay the standard licensing fee directly to Acunetix. View full review »
Project Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is not as good as we expected. I would say that Acunetix is expensive because there are products on the market with similar features that are equally or better-priced. When we started with Acunetix seven years ago, it was quite good in terms of being competitively priced. It was up to the task and financially suitable. Now, however, with the change in the licensing scheme, it is a rather large step in terms of price. It has gone up by a factor of 30 in the past two years. View full review »
Cyber Security Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We buy the license annually. View full review »
Manager for Technology Services at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Licensing is on a yearly basis. don't remember the exact cost, it's not about the cost, it's about the flexibility. We have a lot of websites to scan and we are looking for fewer instances and to scan more websites. The costs aren't very expensive. It costs around $3000 or $4000. There aren't additional costs. View full review »
Vijayanathan Naganathan
Director - Head of Delivery Services at Ticking Minds Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
Tool is quite expensive though compared to other tools. We tried with a term license. View full review »
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