Invicti (formerly Netsparker) vs Probely

Security is an investment in the future. To feel secure with a vulnerability scanner, select one that has an established market presence, one that can scale up with your business development, and one that has support options.

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Troy Hunt

I’ve long been an advocate of Invicti (formerly Netsparker) because I believe it’s the easiest on-demand, do it yourself dynamic security analysis tool.


The web security business sometimes sees new players such as Probely. When such new players appear, they usually offer mostly manual solutions and aim for small businesses that don’t understand security very well. This is exactly the situation in the case of Probely.

The Importance of Integration

Many IT projects, not only IT security ones, fail because of the lack of integration or the difficulty of integration. Very often, businesses purchase software and then find it very difficult to actually use it. If a business has several different tools and each of them has a separate user interface and needs to be used on its own, the cost of resources often outweighs the benefits.

Providing a client with an API (and nothing else) is not the best option for integration. An API, even well-documented, requires extensive development efforts. The customer may be unable or unwilling to develop their own interfaces.

This is why Invicti (formerly Netsparker) provides different options:

  • First of all, unlike basic applications such as Probely, it provides its own vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment platform. This is a good choice for businesses that don’t use other issue management tools but need to manage their vulnerabilities.
  • Second of all, it provides a fully-functional API that lets you access every function of the application. The API is well-documented and easy to integrate with.
  • Third of all, unlike Probely, it provides ready-made integrations with the most popular issue management and CI/CD platforms. When you purchase Invicti (formerly Netsparker) in most cases you can integrate it with your system using the user interface with no need to create the integration from scratch.

Investment in the Future

Simple cloud-based web scanners such as Probely may be a good choice for consumers or small businesses that just want to see the options available on the market. Such a solution requires no financial investment and may easily be abandoned after a month. However, business-class solutions such as Invicti provide fully-functional demos for such purposes.

When you select Invicti (formerly Netsparker) you can be sure that you won’t need to change your web security solution in a few months or even years:

  • Invicti (formerly Netsparker) has been on the market for more than 10 years and is an established solution provided by an established manufacturer. You don’t have to worry that the manufacturer might not make it on the market and you are left with a dead application.
  • Invicti (formerly Netsparker) has strong investment backing. This lets it grow quickly and provide new features, which is not possible for struggling startups.
  • The Invicti (formerly Netsparker) solution is designed with scalability in mind. This means that if your business keeps growing, no matter how fast, Invicti (formerly Netsparker) will be just as useful. It won’t choke when your applications grow.
  • When you select Invicti, formerly Netsparker, you have a lot of choices on how to implement it. For example, you can use it on-premises if you need to test internal applications. Simple cloud-based solutions won’t let you test your internal assets.

World-Class Support

When you buy a complex solution such as a web vulnerability scanner, you often need to feel sure that you have sufficient support, both with the implementation as well as with the actual use. Struggling startups lack the resources to provide such support. For example, Probely has no support options at all – when you buy it, you are on your own.

When you select Invicti (formerly Netsparker) you are not only buying a scanner. You are also buying world-class support from a dedicated support team that has helped implement Invicti (formerly Netsparker) in very complex situations in the past and has suitable expertise to help you, too.

Scott Helme

In my years as a security specialist I’ve used many different tools for DAST and Invicti (formerly Netsparker) has consistently been at the forefront of both experience and results. It’s simple to use without sacrificing capability.


You’ve invested a lot of resources into creating the best websites and web applications for your business and you want them to be secure. An antivirus or a firewall can’t protect your web assets. You need special software that works with the web.

  • Leading-edge technology
    You want the best solution for your web assets and Invicti (formerly Netsparker) is the best. Invicti’s Proof-Based ScanningTM technology can prove identified vulnerabilities are real and not false positives, saving security teams hundreds of man-hours.
  • Automation and integration
    With Invicti (formerly Netsparker), you can automate and integrate with CI/CD and other systems found in the SDLC and DevOps environment. This allows your experts to focus on what’s most important and eliminate security issues at the earliest stages.
  • Reliability and trust
    Invicti (formerly Netsparker) is a solution you can trust and constantly top rated in 3rd party benchmarks. Its engine is dead accurate and gives you all the information that you need to fix security issues.

Web Scanner Comparisons

In the 2018 independent web vulnerability scanners comparison, Invicti (formerly Netsparker) was the only scanner to identify all vulnerabilities and to report zero false positives.

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When tested in third party benchmarks by security industry experts, Invicti (formerly Netsparker) identified all direct impact vulnerabilities, surpassing all other solutions. Their results show Invicti (formerly Netsparker) has the most advanced and dead accurate crawling & vulnerability scanning technology, and the highest web vulnerability detection rate.

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Homeland Security

Bruno Urban

I had the opportunity to compare external expertise reports with Invicti (formerly Netsparker) ones. Invicti was better, finding more breaches. It’s a very good product for me.


Perry Mertens

As opposed to other web application scanners, Invicti (formerly Netsparker) is very easy to use. An out of the box installation can detect more vulnerabilities than any other scanner.

ING Bank

Dan Fryer

We chose Invicti (formerly Netsparker) because it is more tailored to web application security and has features that allow the university to augment its web application security needs.

Oakland University

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