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Likelihood to Recommend

Netsparker

Netsparker is very thorough but can take a very long time to scan a web application. It can also take a long time to learn and configure. Its thoroughness is a very good part of the product but if the application does [not] need this thoroughness it is probably a waste of time to run Netsparker on the website.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

Cb Protect is best suited somewhere where you want to maximize the lockdown of workstations. So moving past no local admin rights to blocking specific applications and peripherals. The idea would be to have a list of applications you want to run, and then anything else is not able to be used. As stated prior, if you have a very fluid environment where you are having all sorts of new applications installed frequently (I feel for you!!) this is still do-able, but it misses the general idea. I think especially in environments that are more sensitive to new applications, like banks, healthcare systems etc, this is a good fit. The ability to look at application levels, drift, unapproved software etc is very useful.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Netsparker

  • NetSparker has excellent customer service. When our team had to learn to use it for the first time, we had to communicate directly with NetSparker consultants.
  • NetSparker is very user-friendly. It's UI is organized and keeps all the different scans we have set-up in a very clean visual.
  • Netsparker has a selection of workflows and integration tools that make it useful for keeping all of my teammates on the same page.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

  • Device Control - you can view and allow/disallow the ability for certain devices to be used in your environment. Specifically we used this with USB drives. If you have one you want to use - whitelist the serial number. The rest can't be used. Simple and easy.
  • Software blocking. If you have an extremely dynamic software base (I doubt this is likely) this could get a bit annoying, but for most organizations like ours where we have specific applications that are required, and then the rest are a bit of an afterthought, it's easy to whitelist the correct applications that you want to be able to run in your environment. The rest can't run (in high enforcement). Users are able to easily request new applications, and you can set certain groups to be able to approve it on their own.
  • Solid platform - with few exceptions setting up new software was very easy (Dragon Medical was a bit tricky, but worked through it with support). Once you have your rules set up and the initial setup done, you tend not to have to do much of anything except to update on occasion and deal with a few requests for applications to be unblocked, or publishes approved.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Netsparker

  • Netsparker Cloud is expensive and restricts the number of website URLs that you are allowed to scan. This restricts us from scanning all of the websites that we create and only allows us to scan a small subset of number of the website we produce.
  • Netsparker is difficult to configure and I often need to open a ticket with support to figure out how to use the product. I have been vulnerability testing websites for over 10 years and I still don't think I really know how to use Netsparker.
  • Netsparker can take a very long time to complete a scan due to the number of items it can scan for. Be certain to reduce the technologies that your scan will be looking at. Also, expect a large website to possibly take over two days to complete. Not something you really want to have happen on a developer checking on some source code.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

  • Cost - Cb Protect is part of now a 3 fold protection offering by Carbon Black. The other parts give you visibility and a more traditional antivirus (Conifer I believe). Once you price all three together, things get expensive. You get what you pay for I guess, as alternatives cost less, but you do lose out on features.
  • On-Prem - I don't believe this has changed, but when we first set up the only option was on-prem. This has a LOT of benefits, but with more mobile users, it can become a bit of a hassle for management and updating policies. A cloud option, or cloud connector would be nice.
  • Application whitelisting outperforms traditional AV/Malware protection but also takes a bit more babysitting. You end up spending a lot of time looking at new programs etc coming down the pipe. A great example is products that self update. These can become a pain as the product updates typically don't show up as signed, or not signed the way Protect looks for, so you end up whitelisting them as they come up, and depending on how often and how many you have in the environment it can be annoying.
  • Protect is nice, but you really need to also have Response to see a holistic view. Else you're going endpoint to endpoint if you are breached/infected, and that gets tedious quickly. However this also adds to the cost.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Netsparker

Netsparker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
NetSparker support is amazing. When first introducing this software to the team, there was a lot of communication going on between Netsparker consultants and our team. They have answered our questions very efficiently and have had consultants come to our department for training. They are open to suggestions for improvements and enhancements as well.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

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Alternatives Considered

Netsparker

I currently use OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite Professional and Veracode Dynamic Scan. ZAP is very easy to use and the web developers use it regularly. Burp Suite is very customizable as is Netsparker but usually take much less time to scan a website. Both of these tools are programmable and allow me to add special items to a scan when I need it. They are also much better documented. Veracode also has a static code analysis tool that we use much more often then the dynamic analysis tool but we do use both parts of Veracode.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

The big difference between Protect and Barkly/AMP is how exactly it goes about what it's doing. Protect is application whitelisting and program reputation. So the way it's protecting you is using a proprietary reputation service, and hash values to identify applications, and then hitting a list of whitelisted programs to decide if you are able to run that or not, based on the policy you are in. There is a LOT of value in that.We actually are working on transitioning to Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). The main reason is cost (about the same cost as Cb Protect, but with (most of) the featureset of all 3 Carbon Black products for less than 1/3 of the total spend. AMP works differently, looking at a reputation service powered by Cisco's Talos cloud. You don't really have application whitelisting, but that also reduces how many "requests" you get for applications. So I'll have to find a different way to do whitelisting and USB blocking and the like, but I'm getting more visibility across my network and also built in antivirus (TETRA engine - ClamAV with some work).Barkly is an add that we are looking to put in as it looks at behavior of programs. So specifically it watches for privilege elevation and the like. Thus far all the big name problem children (WannaCry, other ransomware problems) have been caught natively in Barkly day 0.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Netsparker

  • NetSparker has saved the team a lot of time since the scans quicker than our older software.
  • NetSparker has been costing the company a lot compared to previous security software.
  • Netsparker has helped improved our overall business objectives by finding an efficient and collaborative way to run scans on our systems.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

  • Protect took care of our objective, which was to protect the endpoints against rogue software and to help with preventing users from installing software that wasn't necessary/desired.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Netsparker

General

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

VMware Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection)

General

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

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