Acunetix vs. Qualys

Acunetix is a dedicated application scanner and Qualys is a multi-purpose vulnerability management tool and cloud platform. They have some similar use cases as well as some stark dissimilarities. Here's a detailed comparison to help you understand the tools better.

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5 Reasons why Astra is better than Acunetix and Qualys.

Combine Automated and Manual Scanning

Astra combines manual precision with automated efficiency in the form of 9300+ tests for your web applications. Human experts then review and vet the results meticulously, ensuring zero false positives.

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Ensure Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Ongoing Compliance

Astra guarantees always-on security for your web assets and ongoing compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR and other data priivacy regulations. Because our scans never sleep.

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Earn Industry Recognized Certificates

Our engineers ensure your product's security through rigorous verification. After your fixes, we provide a distinctive safe-to-host certificate, demonstrating your dedication to robust security to your partners and customers. 

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Get Full Visibility into Your Security Posture

Astra’s smart reporting and CXO-friendly dashboard allow you to understand each vulnerability in depth. So that you can prioritize issues, reproduce them faster, get actionable steps to fix them in a way that maximizes your ROI.

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Integrate Security into Your Development Process

Astra enhances your tech stack by integrating seamlessly with your CI/CD pipeline. CXOs can also track progress via Slack and flag vulnerabilities with Jira.

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Astra vs. Acunetix vs. Qualys

Acunetix
Pricing
$1,999/year
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Scans behind logins
Pentest by security experts
Continuous automated scanning
Number of vulnerability scans
Unlimited
Unlimited
Zero false positives ensured with vetted scans
Cloud security review for AWS/GCP/Azure
Compliance reporting
Publicly verifiable pentest certificate
Collaboration with expert pentesters
Remediation support within 24-hours
Integrations
Continuous compliance scanning
Actionable vulnerability risk scoring

Astra vs. Acunetix vs. Qualys

Acunetix
Qualys
Pricing
$1,999/year
Not mentioned
Not mentioned
Scans behind logins
Pentest by security experts
Continuous automated scanning
Number of vulnerability scans
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Zero false positives ensured with vetted scans
Cloud security review for AWS/GCP/Azure
Compliance reporting
Publicly verifiable pentest certificate
Collaboration with expert pentesters
Remediation support within 24-hours
Integrations
Continuous compliance scanning
Actionable vulnerability risk scoring

With Astra, Security is Child's Play

$2 Million +
Vulnerabilities Uncovered
$69 Million
Potential Losses Saved
42,000+
Scans done last year

Why should you choose Astra?

Astra Pentest puts you ahead

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Zero False Positives

Ensure zero false alarms with our expert-verified report.

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Seamless CI/CD Integrations

Integrate with tools like Slack, Jira, GitHub, Jenkins, & BitBucket seamlessly.

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Scan Behind Logins

Record your login with our Chrome extension to analyze behind login screens.

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Compliance-Specific Scans

Cover all the essentials to achieve ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOC2, & GDPR.

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Publicly Verifiable Certificate

Boost customer confidence with Astra’s publicly verifiable Certificates.

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CXO-Friendly Dashboard

Track, assign & prioritize CVEs on our user-friendly dashboard.

Our team of pentesters.

3000+

Pentests Done

15+ CVEs

Published by our security experts

2 Million+

Vulnerabilities uncovered in 2023
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Our Credentials

Our team holds a distinguished array of certifications, including OSCP, CEH, eJPT, eWPTXv2, and CCSP (AWS).

Join 650+ customers that trust Astra to get their security right.

EXPERT

$1,999/yr

$166/mo effectively
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Unlimited vulnerability scans with 3000+ tests (OWASP, SANS etc.)

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Unlimited integrations with CI/CD tools, Slack, Jira & more

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Four expert vetted scan results to ensure zero false positives when billed yearly

Vetted Reports ensure that every vulnerability reported by the automated vulnerability scanner is carefully reviewed by our security experts to ensure there are no false positives.
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Compliance reporting for SOC2, ISO27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA etc.

Check where does your application stand with respect to various security compliances specific to your industry. See exactly which vulnerability reported by the vulnerability scanner could cause a compliance leakage.

P.S. This is a compliance view for vulnerabilities reported by our automated scanner (& pentest too if your plan includes that) and shouldn’t be confused with the Pentest/VAPT required as a part of various compliances. If trying to achieve compliance, then you should look at our Pentest Plan which includes a Pentest report required by various auditors.
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Everything in the Scanner plan

SCANNER

$1,999/yr

$199/mo

MONTHLY
YEARLY
1 Target
A target is a URL that will be tested by our vulnerability scanner. It can be the URL of a web application, website, API etc.

If your website makes API calls to different domains, you can add them as an extra host without having to purchase another domain.

Let's say you have a customer dashboard at https://app.example.com/ and an admin dashboard at https://admin.example.com/ with different login pages, then you will need 2 targets.

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1 Target
A target is a URL that will be tested by our vulnerability scanner. It can be the URL of a web application, website, API etc.

If your website makes API calls to different domains, you can add them as an extra host without having to purchase another domain.

Let's say you have a customer dashboard at https://app.example.com/ and an admin dashboard at https://admin.example.com/ with different login pages, then you will need 2 targets.

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Start Trial
Try for $7 for a week
Start Trial
Try for $7 for a week
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Unlimited vulnerability scans with 9300+ tests (OWASP, SANS etc.)

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Unlimited integrations with CI/CD tools, Slack, Jira & more

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Four expert vetted scan results to ensure zero false positives

Vetted Reports ensure that every vulnerability reported by the automated vulnerability scanner is carefully reviewed by our security experts to ensure there are no false positives.
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Compliance reporting for SOC2, ISO27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA etc.

Check where does your application stand with respect to various security compliances specific to your industry. See exactly which vulnerability reported by the vulnerability scanner could cause a compliance leakage.

P.S. This is a compliance view for vulnerabilities reported by our automated scanner (& pentest too if your plan includes that) and shouldn’t be confused with the Pentest/VAPT required as a part of various compliances. If trying to achieve compliance, then you should look at our Pentest Plan which includes a Pentest report required by various auditors.
Pentest

$5,999/yr

Yearly billing only
1 Target
A target is a URL that will be tested by our vulnerability scanner. It can be the URL of a web application, website, API etc.

If your website makes API calls to different domains, you can add them as an extra host without having to purchase another domain.

Let's say you have a customer dashboard at https://app.example.com/ and an admin dashboard at https://admin.example.com/ with different login pages, then you will need 2 targets.

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Get Started
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Unlimited vulnerability scans with 9300+ tests (OWASP, SANS etc.)

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One pentest (VAPT) per year by security experts

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Cloud security review for platforms like AWS/GCP/Azure

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Business-logic testing to uncover logical vulnerabilities

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Publicly verifiable pentest certificates which you can share with your users

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Contextual expert support via comments to answer your questions

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Everything in the Scanner plan

ENTERPRISE

Starting $7,999/yr

Yearly billing only
Best for diverse infrastructure
Web, Mobile, Cloud, Network
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Multiple targets across different asset types

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Customer Success Manager (CSM) for your organisation

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Support via Slack Connect or MS Teams

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Custom SLA/Contracts as per requirement

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Multiple payment options

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Everything in the Pentest plan

ScannER

$999/yr

$75/mo effectively
1 Target
A target is a URL that will be tested by our vulnerability scanner. It can be the URL of a web application, website, API etc.

If your website makes API calls to different domains, you can add them as an extra host without having to purchase another domain.

Let's say you have a customer dashboard at https://app.example.com/ and an admin dashboard at https://admin.example.com/ with different login pages, then you will need 2 targets.

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Weekly vulnerability scans with 3000+ tests (OWASP, SANS etc.)

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Essential features like pentest dashboard, PDF reports and scan behind login

Pentest

$2,499/yr

1 Target
A target is one mobile application for either Android, iOS or Windows. Let's say you have an Android & iOS apps, then it would be counted as two targets.
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One vulnerability assessment & penetration test (VAPT) per year by security experts

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250+ test cases based on OWASP Mobile Top 10 standards

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Business-logic testing to uncover logical vulnerabilities

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Publicly verifiable pentest certificates which you can share with your users

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Contextual expert support via comments to answer your questions

Enterprise

$3,999/yr

1 Target
A target is one mobile application for either Android, iOS or Windows. Let's say you have an Android & iOS apps, then it would be counted as two targets.
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Everything in the Pentest plan

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Multiple targets across assets types

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Customer Success Manager (CSM)

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Custom SLA/Contracts

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Support via Slack Connect or MS Teams

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Multiple payment options

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Speak to Sales
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180+ security tests

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IAM config review

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Network, logging & monitoring checks

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AWS organizations review

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AWS security groups review

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AWS services review (Compute, Database, Network & Storage)

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One re-scan to ensure everything is fixed

ELITE
Speak to Sales
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Everything in the Basic plan

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Five team members for easy collaboration

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Two re-scans to ensure everything is fixed

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Publicly verifiable pentest certificates which you can share with your users

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Contextual expert support via comments to answer your questions

Antonio

Astra caught our immediate attention with its remarkable pentest efficiency and intuitive dashboard, which empowers us to monitor all security tests conducted on our applications in real-time.

— Antonio Romano, VP of Solutions Engineering, Rebrandly
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“Astra’s Pentest Suite provides exactly the features we need to maximize the security of the service we provide to our clients. We are impressed by their commitment to continuous rather than sporadic testing and the way in which their technology blends with ours.”

— Wayne Garb, CEO, Ooona
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We are impressed with Astra's dashboard and its amazing automated and scheduled scanning capabilities. Integrating these scans into our CI/CD pipeline was a breeze and saved us a lot of time. The rapid issue resolution and detailed vulnerability insights from Astra's security engineers empower us to comprehensively safeguard our system."

Ankur Rawal - Co-Founder & CTO Zenduty
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We use Astra's Pentest to regularly scan our SaaS for vulnerabilities & ensure we're always securing ourselves proactively. Having access to the latest pentest reports helps our sales team close faster by inspiring confidence in potential customers.

Apoorva Verma - Co-founder, Rattle
472
Issues Detected
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I am very satisfied with the result and the recommendations of the audit report. It was an eye opener. We were able to optimize the security of the app to meet the expectations of our customers."

Olivier Trupiano, Founder & CEO (Signalement)
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