Compare Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. HCL AppScan

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Veracode Logo
70,664 views|37,885 comparisons
HCL AppScan Logo
14,417 views|9,866 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Anonymous User
Find out what your peers are saying about Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. HCL AppScan and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"We are using the Veracode tools to expose the engineers to the security vulnerabilities that were introduced with the new features, i.e. a lot faster or sooner in the development life cycle.""The most valuable feature comes from the fact that it is cloud-based, and I can scale up without having to worry about any other infrastructure needs.""I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.""We used it for performing security checks. We have many Java applications and Android applications. Essentially it was used for checking the security validations for compliance purposes.""Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.""Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.""The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.""Veracode's cloud-based approach, coupled with the appliance that lets us use Veracode to scan internal-only web applications, has provided a seamless, always-up-to-date application security scanning solution."

More Veracode Pros »

"One of the features that I feel is groundbreaking, that I would like to see expanded on, is the IAS feature: The Interactive Application Security Testing module that gets loaded onto an application on a server, for more in-depth, granular findings. I think that is really neat. I haven't seen a lot of competitors doing that.""The most important feature is that it's a web-based graphical user interface. That is a great addition. Also, the ability to schedule scans is great.""Their technical support has been very active. If I have an issue, I can reach out to them and get an answer pretty quick.""We are able to create a report which shows the PCI DSS scoring and share it with the application teams. Then, they can correlate and see exactly what they need to fix, and why.""The automated approach to these repetitive discovery attempts would take days to do manually and therefore it helps reduce the time needed to do an assessment.""The vulnerability scanning option for analyzing the security loopholes on the websites is the most valuable feature of this solution.""Our developers can run the attacks directly from their environments, desktops.""It can operate both as a standalone and it can be integrated with other applications, which makes it a very versatile solution to have."

More Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Pros »

"This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected.""It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results.""There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base."

More HCL AppScan Pros »

Cons
"Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.""I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.""Ideally, I would like better reporting that gives me a more concise and accurate description of what my pain points are, and how to get to them.""One of the things that we have from a reporting point of view, is that we would love to see a graphical report. If you look through a report for something that has come back from Veracode, it takes a whole lot of time to just go through all the pages of the code to figure out exactly what it says. We know certain areas don’t have the greatest security features but those are usually minor and we don’t want to see those types of notifications.""It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk""I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.""One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive."

More Veracode Cons »

"Integration into other tools is very limited for Acunetix. While we're trying to incorporate a CI/CD process where we're integrating with JIRA and we're integrating with Jenkins and Chef, it becomes problematic. Other tools give you a high integration capability to connect into different solutions that you may already have, like JIRA.""It should be easier to recreate something manually, with the manual tool, because Acunetix is an automatic tool. If it finds something, it should be easier to manually replicate it. Sometimes you don't get the raw data from the input and output, so that could be improved.""You can't actually change your password after you've set it unless you go back into the administration account and you change it there. Thus, if you're locked out and don't remember your password, that's a thing.""We have had issues during upgrades where their scans worked on some apps better with previous versions. Then, we had to work with their tech support, who were great, to get it fixed for the next version.""It would be nice to have a feature to "retest" only a single vulnerability that the customer reports as patched, and delete it from the next scans since it has already been patched.""In terms of what needs improvement, the way the licensing model is currently is not very convenient for us because initially, when we bought it, the licensing model was very flexible, but now it restricts us.""Tools that would allow us to work more efficiently with the mobile environment, with Android and iOS.""When monitoring the traffic we always have issues with the bandwidth consumption and the throttling of traffic."

More Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Cons »

"IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications.""One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""The solution often has a high number of false positives. It's an aspect they really need to improve upon."

More HCL AppScan Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"They just changed their pricing model two weeks ago. They went from a per-app license to a per-megabyte license. I know that the dynamic scan was $500 per app. Static analysis was about $4500 yearly. The license is only for the number of users, it doesn't matter what data you put in there. That was the old model. I do not know how the new model works.""They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.""For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization.""I don't really know about the pricing, but I'd say it's worth whatever Veracode is charging, because the solution is that good.""Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing.""If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount.""Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive.""We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive."

More Veracode Pricing and Cost Advice »

"When we looked at all other vendors and what they were asking for, to provide a third of what Acunetix was capable of doing, it was an easy decision... But now that it's coming to a cost where it's line with market value, it becomes more of a competition... Acunetix is raising the cost of licensing. It's 3.5 times what we were initially quoted.""Acunetix was around the same price as all the other vendors we looked at, nothing special.""The pricing and licensing are reasonable to a point. In order to run multiple scans at a time, we are going to have to purchase a 100 count license, which is an overkill. Though, compared to what we were paying for, the cost seems reasonable.""All things considered, I think it has a good price/value ratio.""The costs aren't very expensive. It costs around $3000 or $4000.""I would say that Acunetix is expensive because there are products on the market with similar features that are equally or better-priced.""The pricing is a little high, and moreover, it's kind of domain-based.""When compared with other products, the pricing is a little bit high. But it gives value for the price. It serves the purpose and is worthwhile for the price we pay."

More Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Application Security solutions are best for your needs.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Veracode has offered a dynamic analysis testing solution for several years, having launched our first offering in 2015… more »
Top Answer: I would recommend them. They have the ability to cover multiple languages and come with all the features you would… more »
Top Answer: SonarQube depends on completely what you configure the Rules. You will have the option of the Profile creation and can… more »
Top Answer: The scalability is good. The scalability is more than good because it can operate both as a standalone and it can be… more »
Top Answer: We want to see how much bandwidth usage it consumes. When we monitor traffic we have issues with the consumption and… more »
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Popular Comparisons
Compared 50% of the time.
Compared 16% of the time.
Compared 4% of the time.
Compared 1% of the time.
Compared 21% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Compared 3% of the time.
Also Known As
AcuSensorIBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
Learn
Veracode
Acunetix
HCL
Overview

Veracode covers all your Application Security needs in one solution through a combination of five analysis types; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Unlike on-premise solutions that are hard to scale and focused on finding rather than fixing, Veracode comprises a unique combination of SaaS technology and on-demand expertise that enables DevSecOps through integration with your pipeline, and empowers developers to find and fix security defects.

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross site scripting, and other exploitable vulnerabilities.

IBM Security AppScan enhances web application security and mobile application security, improves application security program management and strengthens regulatory compliance. By scanning your web and mobile applications prior to deployment, AppScan enables you to identify security vulnerabilities and generate reports and fix recommendations.

Offer
Learn more about Veracode
Learn more about Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner
Learn more about HCL AppScan
Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerJoomla!, Digicure, Team Random, Credit Suisse, Samsung, Air New ZealandEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Insurance Company11%
Computer Software Company8%
Engineering Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm42%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Government33%
Insurance Company22%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Media Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
Find out what your peers are saying about Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. HCL AppScan and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is ranked 8th in Application Security with 16 reviews while HCL AppScan is ranked 16th in Application Security with 4 reviews. Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is rated 7.2, while HCL AppScan is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner writes "Interactive Application Security Testing provides more in-depth, granular findings, but integration with other tools is very limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Allows for dynamic scanning but lacks easy CI/CD integration". Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is most compared with OWASP Zap, Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner, Fortify WebInspect, PortSwigger Burp and SonarQube, whereas HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap and WhiteSource. See our Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner vs. HCL AppScan report.

See our list of best Application Security vendors and best Application Security Testing (AST) vendors.

We monitor all Application Security reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.