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November 30, 2019

Netsparker Review

Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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My organization uses NetSparker for security scanning. It is used to verify that Java APIs are secure when grabbing data from external API databases. NetSparker is constantly run throughout internal applications and systems to ensure the safety of our data. This software has been used by our department for over 20 years.
  • 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.
  • NetSparker does not integrate with all systems. Currently, it is limited to popular systems, using Java for example.
  • NetSparker is priced at a higher range. I believe with all its competition, the pricing could be a little better.
  • NerSparker could improve its user experience. There should be a way to find out if a system has vulnerabilities directly through e-mail.
NetSparker is well suited for companies that use a lot of external API calls and communicate a lot with external customers. When it comes to internal use, NetSparker does not seem like the most practical or most cost-efficient thing to use to detect security issues within a system the team is using.
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.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Netsparker is used by the Application Security Group at Mathematica to dynamically scan development and production websites on a regular basis. It currently scans all applications that we have an authority to operate assigned to. This allows us to make certain that the number of vulnerabilities in the application are not easily discovered and allows us to share the Netsparker vulnerability report with our government clients. By running Netsparker on a regular schedule we can be certain that new vulnerabilities have been introduced into our applications even though we have not modified the application since the last scan was performed. Netsparker also allows us to mitigate false positive reports once they have been reported to us.
  • Netsparker is a product that many security companies use to scan their clients websites. This means it has good reputation and we can use that reputation when we show our Netsparker scan to our clients.
  • Netsparker is very customizable and allows us to reduce the scan time by making sure we do not spend time scanning technologies that are not being used in the application. Once a set of customizations are configured they can be applied to similar types of applications. This allows us to quickly setup a vulnerability scan of new applications.
  • Netsparker includes numerous vulnerability points to test for. This means that sometimes thousands of possible vulnerabilities are tested. Other scanners to do not always scan for all of these types of vulnerabilities.
  • 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.
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.

Netsparker Scorecard Summary

What is Netsparker?

Founded in 2009, Netsparker Ltd develops a web application vulnerability scanning solution boasting a combination of accurate scanning with proprietary automatic exploitation technology.

Netsparker can identify vulnerabilities in both legacy and modern web applications, regardless of the underlying architecture or platform. Upon identifying an exploitable vulnerability, the Netsparker scanner uses Proof-Based Scanning™ technology to generate a proof of exploit that confirms the result is not a false positive.

Netsparker is available in several variations, depending on customer requirements. Netsparker Standard, aimed at SMBs, Netsparker Team for large organizations. whilst Netsparker Enterprise is a large-scale enterprise offering that not only provides web application security but also helps manage the complexity behind developing and testing web applications in a secure fashion.

Netsparker is available as desktop software, a managed service, or an on-premises solution. The vendor states it is trusted and used by organizations from all industry verticals, including IBM, Lowe's, Ford, NFL NASA and Starbucks.

Netsparker Features

  • Supported: Vulnerability Scanning
  • Supported: Reporting & Analytics
  • Supported: Issue Tracking
  • Supported: Automated Scans
  • Supported: Detection Rate
  • Supported: False Positive Detection
  • Supported: Proof-Based Scanning
  • Supported: Compliance Testing
  • Supported: Perimeter Scanning

Netsparker Screenshots

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Netsparker Video

This 15-second video presents Netsparker in a nutshell - a single platform for all your web app security needs.

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Netsparker Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Netsparker?

Netsparker, from the UK company of the same name (formerly Mavituna Security, named for CEO Ferruh Mavituna), is an application security and testing platform.

Who uses Netsparker?

The most common users of Netsparker are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.