Netsparker Product Review

Netsparker is a tool for scanning a business’s web applications and verifying vulnerabilities as they are detected. This is useful in all stages of the application development and implementation process, including creating proprietary applications, deploying third party applications, and managing vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis for both types. As hacking becomes more common each day, dynamic application security tools (DASTs) like Netsparker are becoming essential in preventing malicious attacks. 

About Netsparker

Netsparker was launched in 2009 to alleviate frustrations around manual vulnerability verification processes. Many critics were initially skeptical of the “dead accuracy” claim of Netsparker’s proprietary Proof-Based Scanning Technology, but the tool’s automation in creating proof of vulnerability has been proven to reduce the frequency of false positives. Netsparker also streamlines and simplifies many of the various hardware and software solutions that are typically layered to create an end-to-end website security system. 

Whether you have basic scanning needs or require a completely customized vulnerability management solution, Netsparker delivers powerful dashboards, detailed reports, and versatile assessment tools. It offers trustworthy, at-a-glance vulnerability insight so you and your team know which security tasks are most important as well as the details needed to address them efficiently. It also reduces the manual processes on your SecOps staff’s plate so they can focus on bigger, more complicated priorities. 

Notable features

As mentioned above, the Proof-Based Scanning Technology is perhaps the most distinguishing feature Netsparker offers. It exploits the risks in a black box setting so it can obtain proof of the vulnerabilities without causing any disruption to your live deployment environment. 

With the Team and Enterprise editions, Netsparker is compatible with a long list of project management, communication, issue tracking, and security platforms including JIRA, ServiceNow, Asana, Slack, AWS, Okta, and Zapier. This means it can be seamlessly integrated into your existing workflows, projects, and security systems. 

Across all plans, Netsparker generates clean, powerful reports that can be used to understand technical details and meet compliance requirements. The Team and Enterprise editions also offer an advanced trend matrix feature that makes it easy to identify high-level correlations across vulnerabilities.

Netsparker plans

Netsparker is available in three different editions based on the number of websites that need to be scanned:

  • Standard (up to 20 sites), perfect for SMBs with basic on-premises desktop scanning needs
  • Team (up to 50 sites), perfect for larger organizations with full service vulnerability management needs
  • Enterprise (50 or more sites), perfect for enterprises extensive customization needs

Netsparker does not publish tiered pricing on their site, meaning you can only get a cost estimate by contacting the sales team. However, the table below breaks down some of the distinguishing features available to each edition:

 StandardTeamEnterprise
Web-accessible dashboardNoYesYes
Dedicated supportNoNoYes
Multi-user accessNoYesYes
Built-in issue trackingNoYesYes
Integrations with third-party platformsNoYesYes
Custom integrationsNoNoYes
Authentication supportYesYesYes
Compliance reportsYesYesYes

Netsparker case studies

Netsparker customers span a range of industries. These include:

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Kaiti Norton
Kaiti Norton is a content writer for Esecurity Planet. She covers topics relating to B2B software and cybersecurity, and has contributed to Small Business Computing and Webopedia.com.

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