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Lav Thaiba
Real User
Software Quality Assurance Engineer at ITONICS GmbH
Dec 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the way it provides the comprehensive result explaining the vulnerabilities which have been found along with how we can exploit those vulnerabilities with an… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we try to manually exploit the vulnerabilities, it often takes time to realize what's going on and what needs to be done. With this wonderful tool, we can easily… more»

What needs improvement?

When scanning a large web-based application, it tends to process slow and takes a long time especially on crawling and attacking part. Would be better if that part would… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would definitely recommend to those who really want to know in-depth details of their applications/products regarding the security of their web system.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, I have used Acunetix, and the reason I switched to Netsparker would be: The performance I found on Acunetix was very slow. It would take like a day if I had to scan… more»

What other advice do I have?

Like I wrote earlier, I would highly recommend implementing this product to those who really care about the vulnerabilities and security of their products/applications.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, I haven't.
Consultant
Ex Senior Security Analyst and Onsite consultant at Paladion Networks
Dec 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The scanner is light on the network and does not impact the network when scans are running. It is very efficient in highlighting medium-low vulnerabilities. These… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It was very effective to highlight the low and medium level vulnerabilities which are generally easy to miss out.In certain cases we observed that high-level… more»

What needs improvement?

The higher level vulnerabilities like Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and other higher level injection attacks are difficult to highlight using Netsparker.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In our organization, we had a separate team which looked after the pricing and licensing policies. However, we never had any issues with the licensing; the price was… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Since the time I am associated to this company, we have constantly used Netsparker as one of our tools.

What other advice do I have?

It is a highly scalable and multi-user platform. You need to ensure that you have a virtual machine connected over to the internet for most of the system, as there are… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We do use other different products to confirm our results namely Burp Suite, Nessus, Qualys Inc. etc. Each product is used for the different stages of testing.
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Lav Thaiba
Real User
Software Quality Assurance Engineer at ITONICS GmbH
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the way Netsparker provides the comprehensive reports in various formats such as PDF, HTML, etc., which are enough to understand what's going on with our web… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we try to manually exploit the vulnerabilities, it often takes time to realize what's going on and what needs to be done. By using this wonderful tool, we can easily… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, it is slow; when we are running this application and browsing other applications concurrently, it makes other applications work slow. Besides that, it seems… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Price seem to be reliable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Acunetix. The reason I switched to Netsparker would be that the performance I found on Acunetix was very slow. It would take something like a day if I had to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend it to those who really want to know in-depth details of their applications/products regarding security.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No i did not evaluate other options.
Vendor
IT Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

* It has a very user-friendly page. * Creating custom policies is very easy. * It searches for a lot of updated vulnerabilities.

How has it helped my organization?

Before Netsparker, we were opening internal web pages to the outside for manual tests. Health tests were limited by a system admin’s capabilities. After Netsparker, a lot… more»

What needs improvement?

Maybe supported clients can be improved. It still does not search vulnerabilities in DB2 databases, for example. In NetSparker you can modify your scan for specifik target… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Actually, I am a technical guy; I don’t know exactly the price, but I do know that if the product was expensive, our manager wouldn’t have bought it. J

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use a different solution. We started with Netsparker.

What other advice do I have?

You must work on your environment first. List the web applications’ background: the systems they are using, web server type, database type, programming language… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried Acunetix, but Netsparker has one up on it.
Vendor
Software Quality Assurance Analyst at a real estate/law firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The product’s most valuable features are its security scanning features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the security of our code by scanning it and finding security defects.

What needs improvement?

Speed: It spends about one hour on scanning; I would like it to be less than 30 minutes. Because our solution is large, NetSparker spends about one hour on scanning our code. It also depends on network speed, and just like anti-virus software, the scan time is a key performance requirement for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Price is not the key point.

What is Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner?

Netsparker finds and reports web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) on all types of web applications, regardless of the platform and technology they are built with. Netsparker's unique and dead accurate Proof-Based scanning technology does not just report vulnerabilities, it also produces a Proof of Concept to confirm they are not false positives, freeing you from having to double check the identified vulnerabilities.

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Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner customers

Samsung, The Walt Disney Company, T-Systems, ING Bank

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