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It is best suited for integrated security testing of applications which are hosted on web servers. The most important thing is the integration of DevSecOps which is crucial in today's fast paced environment of rapid development. The core of Acunetix is application scanning which is really great and I highly recommend this product to everyone
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Rapid7 InsightVM is perfect for a scenario where IT admin or CISO wants to scan its infrastructure to be sure that there is no vulnerability that could be exploited from outside or inside the company. It also could be used to automate patching and dealing with vulnerabilities. It's also adapted for users that need cloud security management
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Being a vulnerability scanner tool, its purpose is to scan the systems to find the vulnerabilities. We can define the assets like IP address for the scans and it also allows to either schedule the scan at a preferred time or start the scan immediately. Upon completion of the scan, this tool can result provide the details like host type, OS information, hardware address, along with the vulnerabilities. Rapid7 Nexpose has a list of templates to perform the scan. Once the templates are defined then the scans are performed accordingly. It also contains an option to add credentials/authentication using passwords, usernames, private keys to perform the credential-based scans which I think is a great feature. Read full review Cons Configuration of DevSecOps can be improved for ease Dashboard can have API integration Broaden the scope of vulnerabilities Read full review In comparison to Tenable SecurityCenter we saw it didn't exactly find the same vulnerabilities which we would assume it should have We rely on a ticketing system and not our VM tool to assign tasks so wasn't too useful having that in there Filtering capabilities aren't as good as its competitors Read full review Support Rating
I gave it a seven due to the functionality and general ease of use after the initial setup headaches, but compared to Qualys, Rapid7 Nexpose falls short on features and ease of use. Their support drags this rating down a point as well. I have gone weeks with no update on semi-critical issues and typically have to make call after call to get a semi-coherent response.
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ZAP is a free tool, and adequate. But it is to that extent less friendly. I would not be as confident of the results and it definitely can't produce reports on par with Acunetix. There would be a lot of legwork on our end if we desired to switch to this tool.
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Nessus Pro does scans, but does not maintain an inventory from scan to scan. There is no history for a specific device, you have to look inside the results of each scan. Search across inventory is non-existent. There are no dashboards for data analysis. This is no tracking for remediation
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Can reduce time to patch most critical vulnerabilities Can help to identify who is spending time patching things of lower risk thus keeping the organization in a more vulnerable position Easily provides the patch team with a work plan to enhance security more quickly Read full review ScreenShots Acunetix by Invicti Screenshots