Fortify WebInspect Review

Great vulnerability detection and pretty stable, but an expensive option


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution to test web applications regularly.

What is most valuable?

The solution is able to detect a wide range of vulnerabilities. It's better at it than other products.

What needs improvement?

The solution is on the expensive side. It's something that clients comment on. If they could make it more reasonable, it would be better.

Lately, we've seen more false negatives.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been dealing with the solution for three years at this point.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is largely stable. We've only noticed recently that there are more false negatives. I'm not sure if that means there's an issue or not.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability, many of our customers only have 20-30 websites and therefore one scanner fulfills their requirement. In that sense, we've never really tried to scale the product.

How are customer service and technical support?

For the most part, WebInspect has pretty good technical support. Not all Micro Focus products have equally good support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We suggest different solutions to our clients. Some might use Acunetix. We've also used ForeSite in the past as well.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is rather expensive. It's not cheap. If you compare it to, for example, Acunetix, Acunetix is cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

While we generally like WebINspect, if a client has a smaller budget, we might suggest Acunetix simply because it is cheaper. However, if a customer's priority was better scanning for their application, we would suggest WebInspect. We like to give our clients options and choices. We prefer to provide them with options that meet their needs and address their pain points.

Overall, I would rate the solution seven out of ten. If the price was a bit better, I would rate them higher.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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