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HTTPCS by ziwit vs tenable

HTTPCS and Nessus TENABLE Vulnerability Scanners comparison

This comparative study lets you find out
and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two famous applications scanners: HTTPCS Security vs Tenable.

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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 possibme

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.

No guarantee

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 reports not 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.

100% SaaS interface

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,

Multiple users management not mentionned

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.

Ergonomic and intuitive interface

Data storage (logs and reports) is unlimited at HTTPCS, just so you can do stastistical studies in the long term.

Unlimited 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

International 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)

24/7 support

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, an office in France


Headless and 100% Mapping

The Headless browsing is essential for a vulnerability scanner. It can entirely browse and analyze a web application, by crawling all of its dynamic content.

Tenable, just like HTTPCS Security, is qualified as an «Headless» Scanner because it can find flaws in a content normally available to a real and non-virtual user. This content may be accessible by scrolling, clicking on buttons, non-anchored actions or forms.

Tenable provides the Headless technology and can consequently perform a 100% mapping thanks to its Browser Sélénium, an open source technology developed by ThoughtWork in 2004.

HTTPCS Security is a Headless scanner that makes a 100% mapping of a web application or a website, including its dynamic content: no content, static or dynamic, can escape from the vulnerability scanner, HTTPCS Security.

The Headless technology allows HTTPCS to map 100% of a website content without having the user install a specific software. HTTPCS offers what is best in terms of Headless.

The Tenable scanner, just like HTTPCS, provides the Headless technology and enables a 100% mapping.

Flaws and Grey Box

Grey Box testing and handled flaws

There are three kind of penetration tests, performed by HTTPCS but also by Tenable:

⦁ The Black Box, which is a test of navigation in real conditions, without authentication, just like a real hacker.
⦁ The Grey Box, which is a test as an authenticated user who has access to the member’s area.
⦁ The White Box, which is a complete test of the inner structure of an application, normally only accessible to the administrators.

Tenable and HTTPCS can perform tests in Grey Box authentication and support various authentication methods.

The two solutions detect thousands of flaws, including those listed within the dictionaries of flaws such as the OWASP or the CVE. These two scanners go even further, also processing the «zero-day» flaws, which are flaws that have never been noticed so far.

The Grey Box and handled flaws are two points on which HTTPCS and Tenable make an equal game.

Flaws and Grey Box
The HTTPCS robot detects known flaws that are listed (OWASP and CVE), but goes even further by integrating the «zero-day» flaws on a daily basis. Grey Box authentication tests are performed.

Flaws and Grey Box
Tenable detects and processes flaws that come from listings like the OWASP top 10 or the CVE. «Zero-day» flaws are discovered on a daily basis by Tenable teams. Authentication and Grey Box tests are performed.

False positive

False positive processing

The false positive is a result considered as «positive» after a vulnerability scan, when it actually is «negative». This situation occurs when a vulnerability scanner wrongfully warns the technical teams about a flaw that is not exploitable by a hacker. For the technical teams, it is really important to avoid these kinds of situations in order to not waste time and resources.

HTTPCS displays a zero false positive guarantee thanks to its simulator which reports a flaw only when it is truly exploitable.

Tenable has a classical functioning by only trying to reduce false positives or fix them after getting in touch with the support staff.

HTTPCS Security is consequently much better than Tenable on that point because it offers a unique guarantee in the world of cybersecurity, while saving time and money.

False positive
The HTTPCS technology simulates an attack against a flaw, just like a real hacker would do it. The solution is ingenious and guarantees a 0 false positive rate.

False positive
Tenable does its best to reach a 0 false positive rate but they still lack a flaw simulator.

Solutions and specificities

Solutions and specificities

The strength of Tenable lies in its exclusive interface: «At-a-glance».

This highly optimized and ergonomic interface is a remarkable differentiation in a market where vulnerability scanners often present overcharged and hard to read interfaces.

Tenable enables a great liberty of use by letting its API at disposal.

HTTPCS Security, in its case, can be distinguished with its three additional and complementary tools:

  • Monitoring: a web application monitoring tool to know the availability and state of a server or an application at any time.
  • Integrity: a device which sends a notification about any suspicious change in the inner code of a web application.
  • Cybervigilance: a unique solution that performs a continuous monitoring on the Darknet (5 million of sensitive data collected every day) in order to warn the user in case of data leak or cyber risk.

Indeed, HTTPCS provides four solutions to secure your web applications and your data.

Solutions and specificities
HTTPCS provides a complete solution suite, built around its web application scanner. Moreover, it offers a new disruptive darknet monitoring solution.

Solutions and specificities
Tenable provides a complete but classical web application scanner. However, they can provide an API.

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Pricing and support

Pricing and support

Tenable provides its web application scanner solution starting from $ 298 / month (345 €).

Tenable support is complete and they have offices in France, unlike most of its competitors.

HTTPCS Full is available for $ 590 / month without commitment or $ 492 / month if you choose a yearly plan for Security, Integrity, Monitoring and Cyber Vigilance.

HTTPCS Security and Tenable offer a 24/7 support, just so their users have the guarantee to join an expert located in France at any time. Their experts answer the questions regarding the use of a solution or regarding a flaw fix.

HTTPCS and Tenable pricings are quite close, however HTTPCS provides four solutions in its «All-inclusive» plan, unlike Tenable that only provides one.

Pricing and support
HTTPCS pricing is clearly displayed on its website. Its pricing is pretty affordable for the services provided. Indeed, HTTPCS support can be reached at any time and can help you anticipate any crisis situation with serenity.

Pricing and support
Prices are accurately and clearly indicated on the website, the salesmen are responsive and available. Support is efficient and the prices are similar to HTTPCS.
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The HTTPCS SaaS interface is clear, sober and modern. Simple of use and easy to handle, it is user-friendly. Tutorials and dedicated Account Managers are also available in order to answer any question.

Tenable interface is optimized and ergonomic. It is offered in SaaS mode and with an API provided on demand.

Comparison rating

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

HTTPCS obtained a grade of 29/30 against 24/30 for Tenable.

This grade is the proof that HTTPCS Security is much more efficient than Tenable to meet the needs of a company looking for a vulnerability scanner in order to secure its web applications.

Tenable and HTTPCS both provide efficient solutions.

HTTPCS offers a much more diversified plan and Tenable is taking advantage regarding ergonomics and personalization.

In order to secure web applications, the diversity of HTTPCS makes it the favorite.

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