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HTTPCS by ziwit vs netsparker

HTTPCS and Netsparker Vulnerability Scanners comparison

Discover two web vulnerability scanner alternatives
in order to efficiently detect your security flaws: HTTPCS Security vs Netsparker.

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Headless and Grey Box

HTTPCS handles the latest-generation dynamic web content with its Headless Robot crawling the whole application.

100% mapping with Headless process

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.

Simulation of attacks, with "proof-based" function

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.

Lack of false positives guarantee, with "Dead-accurate" function

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!)

CVE, OWASP and 0 day

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.

API provided

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 Team version

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

Swedish and English-speaking support

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.

Swedish company, no office in France


Headless and 100% mapping

The Headless browsing is essential for a flaw scanner because it gives the possibility to obtain a 100% mapping of a web application or a website. It covers a whole web application, even if there is dynamic content which varies from one visitor to another. The robot will behave like a real human would and will be able to scroll entire pages, fill out dynamic forms, click on pictures or “call to action”…

The two vulnerability scanners, HTTPCS and Netsparker are equipped of this technology and also offer a 100% mapping.

The Headless technology enables HTTPCS to 100% map the content of a website without any additional program for the user to install. HTTPCS offers what is best in terms of Headless.

Thanks to its «Hawk» additionnal device and its simulator, Netsparker also handles the Headless technology and operates on a 100% mapping.

Flaws and Grey Box

The Grey Box test and detected flaws

During an audit, there are three levels of tests: Black Box, Grey Box and White Box.

⦁ The «Black Box» mode is an audit without any authentication. The scanner does not need any information to perform its intrusion test. It performs it in the same conditions as an external hacker.
«Grey Box» audit scans a web application while giving the scanner access to the member area that is usually only accessible for authenticated users.
⦁ The «White Box» is an audit in which the robot is given access to the code as an administrator, in order to detect as many flaws as possible.

Netsparker and HTTPCS both perform Grey Box authentication tests.

Both applications can detect thousands of different flaws, from the Top 10 OWASP or CVE already known, but they do not only focus on «public» flaws!

The «zero-day» flaws, which are new, are also processed by both scanners thanks to a constant monitoring of the technical teams in order to always improve the robot.

Once again, HTTPCS and Netsparker, both offer, similar features.

Flaws and Grey Box
HTTPCS robot manages known flaws which are certified (OWASP & CVE), but goes even further by integrating on a daily basis the «zero-day» flaws. Authentication and Grey Box tests are performed.

Flaws and Grey Box
Just as HTTPCS, Netsparker detects well-known flaws (OWASP, CVE) and also «zero-day» flaws. Authentication and Grey Box tests are performed.

False positive

False positive processing

In cybersecurity, a false positive is an alter reporting an exploitable flaw when it is not. A false positive implies a considerable waste of time for the operational teams because they will have to manually verify if the flaw is truly exploitable or not. This false positive management is not important in a rational securitization process of a web application.

HTTPCS and Netsparker are very qualified regarding false positive processing.

Netsparker is proudly qualified as «Dead-Accurate» about false positives. Thanks to its « Hawk » device, Netsparker will not only notify the flaw location, it will also test it and report it to the customer only if it appears to be truly exploitable.

HTTPCS also has a flaw simulation device and is guaranteed «Zero false positive».

Compared to Netsparker, theHTTPCS simulator goes further because the user can directly simulate and replay each single flaw by simply clicking on a button.

HTTPCS and Netsparker are the only actors on the market of web application scanners to process false positives this way and to present a 0 false positive guarantee to their customers.

False positive
The HTTPCS technology simulates an attack against a flaw just like a real hacker would do it.

False positive
The solution is ingenious and guarantees a 0 false positive rate. With is «Hawk» device, Netsparker guarantees a 0 false positive rate just as HTTPCS.

Solutions and specificities

Specificities of the two solutions

Netsparker provides the incorporation and the management of DevOps protocols. The DevOps is defined as the association between the development and operation teams within a company, in order to obtain a quick and prompt production process.

In the case of a web application scanner, it consists in the ability to analyze and detect vulnerabilities through every step of a web application development process. These flaws are detected and fixed before the application is even put online.

The second point that differentiates Netsparker is its compatibility with external solutions thanks to its inter-operability feature.

HTTPCS, on its part, provides three complementary modules to its web application scanner:

  • Monitoring: a web and server monitoring tool which knows the availability and the state of a server or a web application in real-time.
  • Integrity: a software which notifies you of any suspicious change in the code of a web application.
  • Cyber Vigilance: a disruptive solution which performs a darknet monitoring (5 million data collected every day) in order to prevent any data leak or cyber risks.

HTTPCS, unlike Netsparker, is a SaaS software (even if an appliance request is possible). It is consequently much faster, uses much less resources than the Netsparker solution. The scan can be tracked, studied or performed from any device connected to the internet.

Solutions and specificities
HTTPCS provides a complete toolkit suite around its Web Application Scanner and offers a disruptive and new Darknet monitoring solution.

Solutions and specificities
Netsparker is inter-compatible with a wide range of applications, it can also perform DevOps.

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Pricing and support

Pricing and support

Netsparker provides its «Team» version for $ 666 / month (666 €) including the vulnerability scan, DevOps function and interoperability.

Netsparker support is complete and responsive. It is located in the USA and in the head office in London.

HTTPCS provides pricing from $ 590 / month without commitment or $ 492 / month for a one-year subscription, including its 4 complementary modules: Security + Integrity + Monitoring and Cyber Vigilance.

You can also choose the modules of your choice and only take the vulnerability scanner for $ 240 / month without obligation and $ 200 / month for a one-year subscription.

HTTPCS offers an unlimited support, in seven languages, including English and French and 24/7 support which allows its users to contact the staff at any time. The support is here to advice and to give information regarding a solution or a vulnerability.

Pricing and support
HTTPCS clearly displays its prices on its website. Its range of prices is affordable for the services provided. Indeed, HTTPCS support can be contacted at any time in order to anticipate crisis situation with serenity.

Pricing and support
Prices are clearly and accurately indicated on its website, Account Managers are responsive and available. Their prices are much more superior than the HTTPCS ones.


Interface’s overview of our web vulnerability scanner

HTTPCS Interface:

The interface is called «User Dashboard», it is streamlined, and it presents a retractable side menu to switch from a software to another, to contact a dedicated account manager quickly or even to consult the FAQ.
Regarding HTTPCS Security, the interface easily handles the different web application, to consult global reports and flaw reports with accuracy (Top 10 OWASP and CVE).

Netspaker Interface:

Netsparker interface also enables to observe the different applications, their reports, their flaws and the scan history, but Netsparker interface contains many menus, panels and information which complicates the comprehension of the tool. Many reviews from Netsparker users confirm the difficulty to get familiar with the tool.


In terms of features, the two solutions are really classic, but the differentiation point is the ergonomics that is more developed on the HTTPCS interface.


Security by ziwit logo

The HTTPCS SaaS interface is clear, sober and modern. Easy to use and to comprehend, it is user-friendly. Tutorials and Account Manager are also available in order to answer any question.

Interface overcharged with too much data. It is necessary to attend a training in order to master it. The application isn’t available in SaaS.

Final comparison

In order to conclude this study, here is a general recap of the different tested features. Each feature has been graded out of 5 in order to obtain a final grade of 30.

comparative rating

Based on the features and specificities of these applications, HTTPCS obtained a grade of 29/30 against 23/30 for NetSparker.

This grade gives an advantage to HTTPCS which is best to meet the needs of a company looking for a web vulnerability scanner.

Netsparker and HTTPCS both provide performant solutions.

HTTPCS is much more diversified, cheaper and benefits from a support which speak seven languages including English and French. In order to secure web applications, the diversity offered by HTTPCS makes it the favorite one.

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