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Likelihood to Recommend

Acunetix

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

Wireshark is well suited for scenarios in which the technical difficulties are being faced. A lot of times we are not aware of how computers actually talk with each other. With Wireshark, you can learn this topic in depth and help yourself and your colleagues in case anyone is facing any sort of networking related problems. Many people just use the computer system for basic tasks and often tend to get stuck on simple things like if the system is not able to retrieve the IP from the router. After you learn these concepts you can easily solve these problems. Wireshark is a bit of a technical software program and only intended for people who have a basic understanding/ background of computers. If not, this software might end up giving you a lot of information which will be really tough for you to understand. So I would recommend if you want to use this software and are interested in the concepts as mentioned before/ above, go through a quick course on computer networking concepts and you shall be good to start exploring Wireshark.
Jaspreet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acunetix

  • 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

  • Details on the granular level: This software dissects the packets to the maximum limit possible. It shows you everything passing by in the packet including all the headers. It is amazing to see, without fail, how computers are actually interacting.
  • Available on all the Operating Systems: This software can be downloaded and installed on any OS (Windows, Mac or Linux). It never limits you to one OS. This is an amazing and a very constructive feature of Wireshark.
  • Doesn't become a load on the systems processor: The software works flawlessly without actually making any load on the systems processor. It works smoothly and does not lag at any time.
  • Multiple dumps simultaneously: This software can listen on multiple NIC's at once and provide you the dump. You need not work on one NIC at once, plug in and listen on all of them at once.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acunetix

  • 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

  • It is beginner-friendly as far as installation, but it could use a tutorial.
  • Perhaps there is a way to do this already, but I haven't yet seen it. It would be nice if it could be integrated with a network package that could detect network anomalies, fire up an automated packet analysis, and send a report to an administrator.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acunetix

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wireshark

Wireshark 9.0
Based on 8 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

No score
No answers yet
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Wireshark

Wireshark 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Simple and easy setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acunetix

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 MUCH more in-depth and easy to use. Even though the files can get large and be a bit overwhelming, there are plenty of how-to articles and forums that can help you find the desired syntax for what you are looking for. Netflow Traffic Analyzer seems like a bit of an afterthought and doesn't hold a candle to the value Wireshark delivers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acunetix

  • 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

  • Wireshark is the most important tool for any network engineer like me to perform the daily work. One of the examples is to troubleshoot the network issues raised from customer complain, helps to narrow down the root cause the get the issue fixed.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acunetix

General

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

Wireshark

General

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

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