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Likelihood to Recommend

Acunetix by Invicti

It is suited well for ad-hoc and scheduled application vulnerability scans. You must review the results to manually filter out false-positives. You must always keep in mind that this is only a vulnerability scan. It can only find a certain class of vulnerabilities, and it can only do that so well. You should definitely not rely on this tool alone for identifying problems. That being said, I have used it along with every other major commercial vulnerability scanner and find it to the best overall ROI compared to more expensive commercial scanners that don't necessarily give you a better user experience or better vulnerability results. I rarely need support from the vendor, but when I do, they have been responsive and able to solve the issue quickly.
Aaron Bryson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
8.1
Automated network device discovery
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
8.3
Network monitoring
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
9.0
Baseline threshold calculation
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
9.5
Alerts
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
9.2
Network capacity planning
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
7.1
Packet capture analysis
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
6.9
Network mapping
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
9.5
Customizable reports
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
6.0
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
9.5
Hardware health monitoring
Acunetix by Invicti
Nmap
6.3

Pros

Acunetix by Invicti

  • Fast.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Great customer support.
  • Reporting features.
  • Supports importing state files from other popular application testing tools.
  • Has other features built-in beyond just scanning for vulnerabilities.
Aaron Bryson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

  • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
  • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
  • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acunetix by Invicti

  • Does not support multiple endpoints well (e.g. apps and services that do not reside at the same URL).
  • Has authentication problems with modern enterprise apps which involve a lot of redirects to unrelated endpoints, federated IDs, SSO, etc. This is related to the first point.
  • The vulnerability detection capability is not as robust as Burp Suite Pro + extensions, Metasploit + auxiliary modules, Nmap + scripts, etc.
Aaron Bryson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

  • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
  • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
  • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nmap

Nmap 8.5
Based on 18 answers
There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acunetix by Invicti

Every year, we re-evaluate the tools we are using and licensing. We balance the ever-changing vendor licensing-models, costs, tool features/usability, etc. For the last few years, this has been the best overall commercial tool for our specific use case. However, this is only one of many tools that we use and need.
Aaron Bryson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acunetix by Invicti

  • Saved money compared to other commercial scanners, especially over the long run.
  • Scan speed seems to be pretty good compared to some of the bulkier commercial products out there. However, that largely has to do with proper configuration.
  • A downside is that is requires a bit of extra work just to get it set up to scan APIs, web services, etc.
Aaron Bryson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

  • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
  • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acunetix by Invicti

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Acunetix by Invicti Editions & Modules

Edition
Websites Scanned: 5$4,500
Websites Scanned: 6-10$7,200
Websites Scanned: 11-20$10,800
Websites Scanned: 21-35$22,540
Websites Scanned: 36-50$26,600
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    Nmap

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Nmap Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acunetix by Invicti
    9.0
    Nmap
    9.7

    Support Rating

    Acunetix by Invicti
    Nmap
    8.5

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