Below post is dated and kept as historical record only.
At the time, Invicti Acunetix latest version was v13, and no longer offering v12, nor Consult edition since November 2020.
Acunetix web vulnerability scanner is one of the popular and widely use application security testing (AST) tool in the cyber security market, capable to perform both dynamic application security testing (DAST), black box testing and gray box testing (with AcuSenor deployed for Java, PHP, .NET platform supported), as well as Web Application Penetration Testing (with Acunetix Manual pentesting tool deployed).
No long after the Acunetix v12 launch, to address the need for the market require “unlimited” target for be use to perform 3rd party scanning, where no really will know how many URL scan target will be. The need for segment within the market who perform “consultant” or “3rd party web scanning service provider” and that like, will be address with the following new type of licensing. We in short called it Acunetix v12 On Prem Consultant Edition in general to cover all three type of different use case and related needed. Do not confuse with the previous and long term before consultant edition before v12. This is new type of licensing under v12 target licensing platform.
Conult+5 Same features as Consult+, but allows roaming of the license with up to 5 simultaneous installations. Single User.
Let us explain further so for those potential customer or existing customer may had better idea how it is work, and you see whether it fit your actual use case.
ConsultLite is basically allow unlimited scan, but cap at 5 target at each scan, it single install and license by per user base. Minimum is 1 year license subscription. Max 3 year license subscription is possible.
Consult+ had the feature for ConsultLite, plus the feature set for various compliance report, when for the consultant user will found it handy and time saver to direct generate various regulatory compliance report for the various industry standard or for their customer. Single install and single user.
Consult+5 had all the feature for Consult+ but allow to roaming of the license up to 5 different installation, for single user. ConsultLite and Consult+ will only single install, once activated and it can not be transfer to other machine, or the license will be void due to breach the manufacturer end user license agreement (EULA).
Consult+5 is address one of the issue for most of the consultant type customer, from time to time may require to change machine or customer had the policy and consultant require to use their trusted machine for conduct scanning activities etc. Under that scenario, Consult+5 allow to install into 5 different machine concurrently will make consultant more efficient and productive can run 5 client projects concurrently, where the ConsultLite and Consult+ is do not had that feature, and if want to roaming for multiple site, will require multiple Consult+ license, where Consult+5 is become the only viable solution for those use case.
Feel free to contact E-SPIN if you require assistance for the license type or want to clarify your use case. Our officer will be happy enough to work your case together.