HCL AppScan Review

Easy to use and gives good insights into vulnerabilities


What is our primary use case?

We use it for all website development and web-based applications, as part of our development test cycle and QA.

We also routinely use it on existing applications in production because, in terms of security and vulnerabilities, some of the latter exist on some of the platforms that we run. So we run it from time to time, to do some security checks, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

It has certainly improved our organization In terms of quality of solutions that are developed. 

What is most valuable?

I think it's easy to use and gives back some pretty good results, certainly for vulnerabilities.

What needs improvement?

I haven't actually used it personally, so I'm not sure that I would be able to answer this.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable. We just did a review of the product itself, and it's something that we've decided to keep and continue using.

How is customer service and technical support?

Support: I'll just leave it at "good."

How was the initial setup?

This particular product is one of the easier products to set up.

What other advice do I have?

We've had a relationship for some time, over 20 years now, with IBM. It's really about the products, in terms of what we are looking for. That's really the deciding factor in deciding whether we'd use them for a particular solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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