Acunetix by Invicti vs. SonarQube

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acunetix by Invicti
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
AcuSensor from Maltese company Acunetix is application security and testing software.
$4,500
SonarQube
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SonarQube is a code quality and vulnerability solution for development teams that integrates with CI/CD pipelines to ensure the software you produce is secure, reliable, and maintainable.
$160
per year per installation
Pricing
Acunetix by InvictiSonarQube
Editions & Modules
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 50
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Community
Free
Developer EDITION
Starts at $160
per year per installation
Enterprise EDITION
Starts at $21,000
per year per installation
Data Center EDITION
Starts at $136,000
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acunetix by InvictiSonarQube
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Acunetix by InvictiSonarQube
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.8
(34 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acunetix by InvictiSonarQube
Likelihood to Recommend
Invicti Security
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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Sonar
SonarQube is excellent if you start using it at the beginning when developing a new system, in this situation you will be able to fix things before they become spread and expensive to correct. It’s a bit less suitable to use on existing code with bad design as it’s usually too expensive to fix everything and only allows you to ensure the situation doesn’t get worse.
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Pros
Invicti Security
  • 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.
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Sonar
  • Detecting bugs and vulnerabilities: SonarQube can identify a wide range of bugs and vulnerabilities in code, such as null pointer exceptions, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. It uses static analysis to analyze the code and identify potential issues, and it can also integrate with dynamic analysis tools to provide even more detailed analysis.
  • Measuring code quality: SonarQube can measure a wide range of code quality metrics, such as cyclomatic complexity, duplicated code, and code coverage. This can help teams understand the quality of their code and identify areas that need improvement.
  • Providing actionable insights: SonarQube provides detailed information about issues in the code, including the file and line number where the issue occurs and the severity of the issue. This makes it easy for developers to understand and address issues in the code.
  • Integrating with other tools: SonarQube can be integrated with a wide range of development tools and programming languages, such as Git, Maven, and Java. This allows teams to use SonarQube in their existing development workflow and take advantage of its powerful code analysis capabilities.
  • Managing technical debt: SonarQube provides metrics and insights on the technical debt on the codebase, enabling teams to better prioritize issues to improve the quality of the code.
  • Compliance with coding standards: SonarQube can check the code against industry standards like OWASP, CWE and more, making sure the code is compliant with security and coding standards.
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Cons
Invicti Security
  • Configuration of DevSecOps can be improved for ease
  • Dashboard can have API integration
  • Broaden the scope of vulnerabilities
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Sonar
  • Importing a new custom quality profile on SonarQube is a bit tricky, it can be made easier
  • Every second time when we want to rerun the server, we have to restart the whole system, otherwise, the server stops and closes automatically
  • When we generate a new report a second time and try to access the report, it shows details of the old report only and takes a lot of time to get updated with the details of the new and fresh report generated
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Usability
Invicti Security
No answers on this topic
Sonar
It can improve in some user experience and usability parts, like the code view and the way we assign issues it's a bit hidden and not highlighted
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Support Rating
Invicti Security
No answers on this topic
Sonar
We we easily able to integrate the SonarQube steps into our TFS process via the Microsoft Marektplace, we didn't have the need to call SonarQube support. We've used their online documentation and community forum if we ran into any issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Invicti Security
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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Sonar
SonarQube is an open-source. It's a scalable product. The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty descent. Pipeline scan is more secured in SonarQube. Its a very good tool and its support multiple languages. Its main core competency is of static code analysis and that is why SonarQube exists and it does it exceedingly well. The quality of scan on code convention, best practices, coding standards, unit test coverage etc makes them one of the best competent tool in the market
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Return on Investment
Invicti Security
  • 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.
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Sonar
  • Positive ROI from the standpoint of flagging several issues that would have otherwise likely been unaddressed and caused more time to be spent closer to launch
  • Slightly positive ROI from time-saving perspective (it's an automated check which is nice, but depending on the issues it finds, can take developers time to investigate and resolve)
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ScreenShots

Acunetix by Invicti Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of FilteringScreenshot of scan results

SonarQube Screenshots

Screenshot of Application Status.Screenshot of Portfolio Overview.Screenshot of Taint Analysis.