Compare Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. Ixia BreakingPoint

Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is ranked 7th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 11 reviews while Ixia BreakingPoint is ranked 18th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is rated 7.2, while Ixia BreakingPoint is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner writes "Interactive Application Security Testing provides more in-depth, granular findings, but integration with other tools is very limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ixia BreakingPoint writes "Validates the datasheets for anti-malware, DDoS, and ransomware response with prediction". Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is most compared with OWASP Zap, Checkmarx and Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner, whereas Ixia BreakingPoint is most compared with Spirent CyberFlood, Codenomicon Defensics and OWASP Zap. See our Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. Ixia BreakingPoint report.
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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.For us, the most valuable aspect of the solution is the log-sequence feature.It can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated with other applications, which makes it a very versatile solution to have.Our developers can run the attacks directly from their environments, desktops.The vulnerability scanning option for analyzing the security loopholes on the websites is the most valuable feature of this solution.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.Their technical support has been very active. If I have an issue, I can reach out to them and get an answer pretty quick.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.

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The solution has many protocols and options, making it very flexible.There is a virtual version of the product which is scaled to 100s of virtual testing blades.We use Ixia BreakingPoint for Layer 7 traffic generation. That's what we like.The DDoS testing module is useful and quick to use.

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We want to see how much bandwidth usage it consumes. When we monitor traffic we have issues with the consumption and throttling of the traffic.The solution limits the number of scans. It would be much better if we could have unlimited scans.When monitoring the traffic we always have issues with the bandwidth consumption and the throttling of traffic.Tools that would allow us to work more efficiently with the mobile environment, with Android and iOS.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.It would be nice to have a feature to "retest" only a single vulnerability that the customer reports as patched, and delete it from the next scans since it has already been patched.You can't actually change your password after you've set it unless you go back into the administration account and you change it there. Thus, if you're locked out and don't remember your password, that's a thing.We have had issues during upgrades where their scans worked on some apps better with previous versions. Then, we had to work with their tech support, who were great, to get it fixed for the next version.

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The solution originally was hard to configure; I'm not sure if they've updated this to make it simpler, but if not, it's something that could be streamlined.The production traffic simulations are not realistic enough for some types of DDoS attacks.The quality of the traffic generation could be improved with Ixia BreakingPoint, i.e. to get closer to being accurate in what a real user will do.I would appreciate some preconfigured network neighborhoods, which are predefined settings for testing networks.

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The costs aren't very expensive. It costs around $3000 or $4000.All things considered, I think it has a good price/value ratio.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 an overkill. Though, compared to what we were paying for, the cost seems reasonable.When we looked at all other vendors and what they were asking for, to provide a third of what Acunetix was capable of doing, it was an easy decision... But now that it's coming to a cost where it's line with market value, it becomes more of a competition... Acunetix is raising the cost of licensing. It's 3.5 times what we were initially quoted.Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special.

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or us, the pricing is somewhere around $12,000 a year. I'm unsure as to what new licenses now cost.We have a one year subscription license for $25,000 US Dollars.There is no differentiation in licenses for Breaking Point. For one license, you will get all the features. There is no complexity in that.

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Overview

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.

By simulating real-world legitimate traffic, distributed denial of service (DDoS), exploits, malware, and fuzzing, BreakingPoint validates an organization’s security infrastructure, reduces the risk of network degradation by almost 80%, and increases attack readiness by nearly 70%.

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Joomla!, Digicure, Team Random, Credit Suisse, Samsung, Air New ZealandCorsa Technology
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Financial Services Firm38%
Media Company13%
Insurance Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
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Software R&D Company37%
Government11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
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