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Feb 04 2019
Interactive Application Security Testing provides more in-depth, granular findings, but integration with other tools is very limited
What is most valuable?Scheduling of testing cuts down on the manual, tedious activities that go into setting up a test site. One of the features that I feel is groundbreaking, that I would like to see expanded on, is the… more»
How has it helped my organization?It has been instrumental in supplementing services that we already have.
What needs improvement?I would like to see them build up that IAS tool, the Interactive Application Security Testing module that is embedded with PHC. That's a very cool function. I would also like to see them enhance the… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
What other advice do I have?At the current pricing structure, I would tell people to do their research. If you have X amount of dollars to spend in the budget, and you're looking for a good solution, definitely consider… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
Apr 10 2019
It provides quite a lot information about vulnerabilities, but we are also receiving false positives around cross site scripting vulnerabilities
What is most valuable?The crawl only scan for trying to figure out at which points of the site that you'll actually be able to reach within the full scan. That's pretty useful. If you're just… more»
How has it helped my organization?It has been able to find some vulnerabilities, and we've been able to remediate our websites and vulnerabilities, thanks to Acunetix. We can go back in and have them… more»
What needs improvement?There are quite a few false positives that come out. It's mostly based upon finding XSS vulnerabilities, even though we know that XSS vulnerabilities do not exist within… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I'm still learning how to use this solution. We were using the Burp Suite and its scan before this, which is very similar. I would actually say that the Burp Suite finds… more»
What other advice do I have?While there has not been any real reduction in remediation time, there has been a reduction in scan time. Because when you're doing a Burp scan, it can take a long time… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
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Apr 10 2019
What is most valuable?The ability to be on the website and test for different vulnerabilities. We are able to create a report which shows the PCI DSS scoring and share it with the application… more»
How has it helped my organization?We have had more success with this particular product being able to control our different applications better than some of the other applications that we have used in the… more»
What needs improvement?On the vulnerabilities screen, where you put your target on the drop down, it would be nice to have more choices, not have such limited options. One thing that we used to… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The speed is phenomenal. Some of our applications can do a scan in less ten minutes, even some of our bigger scans. We were using Micro Focus Fortify WebInspect when it is… more»
What other advice do I have?It is a pretty good product. Do a demo and test whatever application that you are using right now. If you have a site where it is more difficult to identify… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We went with the recommendations of our parent company. This was one of the approved solutions.
Feb 04 2019
Web-based GUI and the ability to schedule scans are great, but findings are hard to manually replicate
What is most valuable?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. The speed of Acunetix… more»
How has it helped my organization?As a team, it's helped us to deliver better security assessments. There are only two of us here who do the penetration testing, and we've been providing better results… more»
What needs improvement?It should be easier to recreate something manually, with the manual tool, because Acunetix is an automatic tool. If it finds something, it should be easier to manually… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The speed of Acunetix would be about the same as previous solutions we've used. Most of the time I just kick it off, walk away, come back later, and check it out. The… more»
What other advice do I have?Think about the usage of the product. What are you going to use it for? Try to see the whole picture. It's very important to see the whole picture: This is one component… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We just did a PoC with a couple of different vendors, and we liked Acunetix the most.
Nov 18 2019
Simple to use and achieves the required results but more efficiency with the mobile environment would be helpful
What is most valuable?The most important feature is that we are able to parameterize all of the attacks so that our developers can run the attacks directly from their environments and desktops. They don't need any expertise or to know the difficulties of the… more»
What needs improvement?In general, this is a good tool to check the security from the attacker's standpoint. However, when thinking about improvements there are still some attacks that we are not able to control with this kind of tool because there are some… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?For static analysis, we previously used different tools. We carried out an evaluation comparing different tools, and Acunetix was the one that most of us liked.
What other advice do I have?I would recommend the product. It's very easy to integrate with Jenkins, with ALM. The most important element for us is that it's very easy for developers to use. They don't need to have any knowledge about security, threats or anything… more»
Aug 10 2019
What is most valuable?This solution is easy and quick to set up and use. Most of the time, all it takes is entering a website's URL and clicking on the scan button. Obviously, this is not usually the recommended way to use… more»
How has it helped my organization?It has helped me to discover some vulnerabilities in the web applications (like Cross-site scripting or SQL injection) and it helps to reduce the time it takes to perform a vulnerability assessment or… more»
What needs improvement?It would be interesting to do differential scans. Normally, after the initial scan, the customer will start patching the discovered vulnerabilities. It would be nice to have a feature to "retest" only… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Previously I was using IBM Rational AppScan, Burp Suite, and some other open-source tools. I switched from AppScan to Acunetix mainly because of a better price/value ratio when I had purchased my… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I tried some of the other commercial web vulnerability scanners such as Burp Professional embedded and IBM Rational AppScan.
Aug 28 2019
What is most valuable?The vulnerability scanning option for analyzing the security loopholes on the websites is the most valuable feature of this solution.
What needs improvement?In terms of what needs improvement, the way the licensing model is currently is not very convenient for us because initially, when we bought it, the licensing model was very flexible, but now it restricts us.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?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… more»
What other advice do I have?It's a very easy deployment and easy application. I don't think you need some kind of training or expertise to manage the solution. For us it just works, so we are happy about that. I would rate it an eight out of ten.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We are in the process of evaluating other solutions. We are looking to switch because of the complex licensing.
Feb 16 2019
Fantastic reporting output but vulnerable requests currently need to be picked from the report and repeated with other tools
What is most valuable?* Login Sequence Recorder * Scan throttling * Fantastic reporting output.
How has it helped my organization?Greater confidence in go-live for multiple application releases over their release cycles.
What needs improvement?Acunetix runs the automated vulnerablity check scan and provides a report. testers/developers need to copy these vulnerable http/https request from the report, use other external tools like postman to resend the request observe the… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Tool is quite expensive though compared to other tools. We tried with a term license.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Zap, BurpSuite where other tools evaluated.
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What is Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner?
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.
Also known asAcuSensor
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