HTTPCS handles the latest-generation dynamic web content with its Headless Robot crawling the whole application.
100% mapping but need to use an additional tool in the Acusensor infrastructure
HTTPCS Security performs its tests with authentification (Grey box) and can handle complex authentifications like SSO (Single Sign On)
Grey Box tests option
The robot handles complex SSO (Single Sign On) authentifications
The HTTPCS security audits are automatically performed on a daily basis without any human intervention. Detailed reports reveal the exploitable security flaws.
scan scheduling option
The attack simulation feature only reveals the truly exploitable security flaws. It can help you understand the risks incurred.
No flaw simulator
HTTPCS offers a 0 false positive guarantee with its simulator. This guarantee saves time for the technical teams, that don't have to deal with the non exploitable flaws.
The flaws are cleverly and automatically listed according to their criticity level. The technical team can therefore immediately see the flaws that need to be fixed first.
Prioritization of flaws according to their criticity level
Indications and fixes to apply for each flaw are provided and detailed in each report.
No tool to help fix the flaws
The fixed flaws are detected and moved to a specific area dedicated to automated audits.
No automatic detection of the fixed flaws
Our pentesting teams can detect any kind of vulnerability (Top 10 OWASP, CVE, 0 Day attacks and more!)
Management of 4500 vulnerabilities, some of which include 0 day attacks
HTTPCS Security is part of the complete HTTPCS CyberSecurity suite. The user can easily find all the modules he subscribed in a single console.
Every HTTPCS solution integrates the Machine Learning technology. The intelligent robots constantly improves itself after each audit and becomes more and more efficient.
Detailed logs to HAR (HTTP Archive) format is optionally available
HAR format report available
A powerful API allows users to link with other tools.
For the users that don't have any security breach on their website, HTTPCS provides a certification seal. The seal is clickable and easy-to-use, it lets the company reassure its visitors.
HTTPCS console is 100 % SaaS, no installation is required. Console keeps the highest level of performance in order to provide a perfect cybersecurity to its users.
SaaS mode unavailable
The HTTPCS user console enables to companies with a large number of websites or applications to move them into predefined "categories" to make their management easier.
Classification system for websites
You can easily add, limit or delete a user in just a few clicks. The management of large work teams is made easier,
Only included in the Enterprise plan
Reports can quickly be exported to PDF format
PDF format reports available
Console interface is available in several languages (French, English, Italian and Portuguese)
Multilingual interface unavailable
The interface of the HTTPCS console is very easy to use and user-friendly. There is no additionnal fee or installation required, nor any training required for your employees.
Very dense and complex interface, training required to get familiar with it
Data storage (logs and reports) is unlimited at HTTPCS, just so you can do stastistical studies in the long term.
No information on data storage
Pricing includes all costs. There is no additional fee at the time of purchase (set-up fees, training fees...)
HTTPCS Technical support is available in 7 languages, French-speaking and English-speaking included
HTTPCS technical support is available during office hours for the "Plus" version and at any time for the "Full" version (24h/24, 7j/7)
Support during office hours
Customer service can be reached online, by email and over the phone. A FAQ is also available on the website.
email, online chat, helpline, FAQ
European leader of Cybersecurity, HTTPCS is a French company. Therefore, HTTPCS protects your data in accordance with the GDPR and provides users with physical intermediary.
American company, a network of distributors in France
The Headless is one of the main features of vulnerability scanners and it enables to fully map a website or a web application.
A web application scanner called «Headless» can detect vulnerabilities that are located on the website and web application dynamic content while acting like a real user and not like a simple content «crawler». It can «scroll» a page, fill out forms and achieve any action required by the dynamic web applications and that a simple crawler cannot perform.
Acunetix Scanner defines itself as Headless and can ma a 100% mapping of a web application content thanks to its DeepScan and Acusensortechnology, a virtual captor presented under the form of a program. It is important to note that this program is not included within the solution and it has to be implemented manually on the server, whose action requires the intervention of a developer.
Regarding HTTPCS Security, the Headless technology is made possible thanks to an integrated tool that enables, like Acusensor and DeepScan, to benefit from the 100% mapping of your website or web application.
HTTPCS does not require its user to add an external software to its infrastructure, which is in fact much less intrusive than the Acunetix software. Acunetix functioning can be discouraging for some companies that are not willing to let their sensitive data flow through an external device.
Flaws and Grey Box
The Grey Box testing is a vulnerability test made by a scanner within the parts of a web application that are only available after authentication (the member area of a website, for example).
Some vulnerability scanners do not take into account this kind of test and whole parts of web applications are not tested, which implies that several flaws may remain.
The «Grey Box» expression was created because, technically, it is between the «Black Box» testing (Test without authentication) and the «White Box» testing (Test with access to the administrator sections).
Acunetix and HTTPCS both allow Grey Box audits.
Acunetix handles over 4,500 known flaws according to its website. These flaws can be found in the main list of public flaws. Therefore, they are known by most of the cybersecurity actors, from the hackers to the CISO.
As for HTTPCS, it manages the «zero-day» flaws thanks to the daily manual monitoring done by its cybersecurity teams. They are added to its vulnerability scanner on a daily basis in order to improve the robot and the detection of flaws.
But just like Acunetix, HTTPCS also handles the main known flaws listed in the OWASP Top 10 & the CVE. This complementarity enables HTTPCS to handle all the public flaws, but also unknown ones that will be spotted and stopped in the future thanks to the expertise of its cybersecurity team.
Flaws and Grey Box
Flaws and Grey Box
False positives are a major issue in the world of vulnerability scanners and cybersecurity in general.
In the case of a vulnerability scanner, a «false positive» is a security flaw that is displayed by the scanner, even though it is not an actual flaw. Indeed, this security flaw is detected by the tool, but it is actually not exploitable by a hacker, and it does not represent a danger for the security of the scanned website.
The false positives can cause serious consequences in cybersecurity. Indeed, the management of false positives requires a double-check and a manual validation which, for a company, represents an important financial and human cost by draining a tremendous amount of time to experts. They must manually analyze the vulnerability scanner results and classify the flaws depending on if they truly are exploitable by a real hacker or not.
Acunetix enables the management of false positives with its tool, Acusensor which can only reduce them.
HTTPCS has a major competitive advantage because it guarantees the absence of false positives in its vulnerability reports. Indeed, the HTTPCS vulnerability scanner has an intelligent flaw simulator that can confirm or deny the existence of a truly exploitable flaw. This technological asset offers a guarantee of false positive-free results for every scan made with Security.
Solutions and specificities
HTTPCS has a real advantage over Acunetix in the field of specificities and solutions.
First, Acunetix, even if it is supposed to be a 100% SaaS solution like HTTPCS, actually requires a software installation on each workstation. This software uses a lot of resources, which causes obvious practical issues.
At the «Bring your own device» era, coworkers are often changing their devices, because of a business trip or homeworking. In this situation, each device will require another installation. It is also important to note that in case of a computer park renewal, Acunetix will have to be reinstalled on each computer.
In terms of specificities, Acunetix has a Web Application Firewall solution, which actively protects the web application. Acunetix also presents itself as very efficient regarding web applications that run through CMS, just like WordPress, Prestashop, Drupal or even Joomla.
Unlike Acunetix, HTTPCS is presenting a 100% SaaS service and it is 100% true. In fact, independently of the location or the machine, simply by using your HTTPCS user ID, you will be able to perform, schedule or check scans in real-time and without any additional installation.
Moreover, HTTPCS can help its customers with three other solutions:
Pricing and support
Pricing and support
Based on the features and specificities of each application, HTTPCS obtained a grade of 29/30 against 19/30 for Acunetix. Therefore, the HTTPCS vulnerability scanner is better to meet the needs of a company that is looking for a web vulnerability scanner.
Acunetix and HTTPCS offer efficient solutions but inequal features and customer services.
On the basis of a web application securitization need, the HTTPCS expertise on this topic (0 false positive guarantee, and its 3 other complementary modules) and the constantly available customer service make the choice much more relevant.
In order to discover the web vulnerability scanner HTTPCS Security, a free 14-day trial is possible or a quick online demonstration will get you used to the dashboard.