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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Wireshark is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Acunetix by Invicti

90%
1 Rating
9.4

Wireshark

94%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Acunetix by Invicti

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Acunetix by Invicti

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
3 Ratings

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

Wireshark

I don't know of any other tool that works as well as Wireshark for packet capture an inspection. It's extremely easy to get up and running, and even with little to no knowledge of how to use the tool, you can be looking at all the traffic coming off a network interface.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | 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

Wireshark

  • Light-weight software - Does not require high end specifications; also runs smoothly on Legacy systems
  • Filter function - Lets you filter you packets from thousands to tens so as to find your target much easily
  • Simultaneous capturing on all the network adapters - You can capture packets from all the Network Interface Cards (NIC's) at once.
Jaspreet Singh | 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

Wireshark

  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
Mauro Biefeni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acunetix by Invicti

General

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

Starting Price

$0

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
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Wireshark

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Wireshark Editions & Modules

Edition
WiresharkFree
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Acunetix by Invicti

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Wireshark a 10 for usability because it is very usable. Just about anyone can capture packets within a few seconds of opening the program. The analysis is a science but as far as just using Wireshark; it's very easy.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I don't believe Wireshark has "true" support as the software is open source. However, there is an active & friendly community around Wireshark that are more than happy to help answer questions. From a comprehensive Wiki and FAQ section on the site to the Ask a Question forum and bug tracker section, there's plenty of support options to make sure your questions and issues are addressed.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acunetix by Invicti

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Simple and easy setup.
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

Wireshark

Wireshark is a free tool that came highly recommended by one of our former network security consultants. Using the tool he was able to resolve all of our higher tier network tickets, so we observed first hand why we needed to add Wireshark into our toolset. We received in-depth instruction and training scenarios that demonstrated the effectiveness and power of the product, so we didn't spend any time reviewing competing products.
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

Wireshark

  • It is Easy to Use and Setup is very Easy
  • The data captured can be shared with different teams for further troubleshooting and working on a resolution to the issue.
  • Easy to Analyze the data, create own filters with easy to use expressions.
Arnab Mukherjee | TrustRadius Reviewer

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