As far as I know, most versions of Sony Vegas do have the waveform monitors.
Here's how to turn them on (works in Vegas 10.0 at least):
View > Video Scopes (or press Ctrl+Alt+2)
In the drop-down menu of the window/frame which opens, select Waveform
Also, in Vegas the Sony Color Corrector is different than Final Cut's (which is what Abek uses). You can use the Sony Levels filter to make the adjustments which color corrector doesn't in Vegas.
Hope this helps.