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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

Qualys WAS

It does have its pros but they are outweighed by the cons. There are better scanners out there. WAS gets stuck at scanning a single page for such a long time that it barely covers any part of the application before reaching the 24-hour limit and concluding testing. It could be also because of the nature of our application, but I would expect dynamic scanners to be a bit smarter than this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Qualys WAS

  • Excellent coverage in terms of vulnerabilities. From SQL injections to buffer overflows.
  • It is integrated with the Qualys Cloud Platform, which is our company-wide vulnerability management solution.
Anonymous | 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

Qualys WAS

  • Sometimes support can be a bit slow off the mark but in general it is good.
  • The scans can take longer than anticipated.
  • The reports can take a lot of customizing.
Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

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Qualys WAS

Qualys WAS 6.9
Based on 2 answers
They had a support page within the WAS to report any concerns or seek help. But the UI of that is not smooth. Regardless support staff were pretty responsive and helpful. They scheduled calls to understand and address our problems. Email support is good as well.
Anonymous | 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

Qualys WAS

The Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is integrated with our Qualys Cloud Platform so that we can have all the vulnerabilities in one single place. Also, the reporting capabilities of the Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is way higher than any other vulnerability management tool in the market (especially in terms of compliance reports, such as PCI and SOX).
Anonymous | 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

Qualys WAS

  • As a consultant Qualysguard WAS is a great tool in my toolbox for testing Web Applications for small to medium companies.
  • Fast and efficient you can start a consulting job quickly, giving feedback to a client almost immediately.
  • Never leave home without it.
Larry Sullivan | 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
Websites Scanned: Over 50Contact for quote
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    Qualys WAS

    General

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

    Qualys WAS Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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