Compare HCL AppScan vs. Ixia BreakingPoint

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 13 reviews while Ixia BreakingPoint which is ranked 13th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Ixia BreakingPoint is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "The ease of use is key, the developers can actually use it and get results from dynamic testing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ixia BreakingPoint writes "Validates the datasheets for anti-malware, DDoS, and ransomware response with prediction". HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx, whereas Ixia BreakingPoint is most compared with Spirent CyberFlood, Codenomicon Defensics and Appvance IQ. See our HCL AppScan vs. Ixia BreakingPoint report.
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Pros
This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected.The static scans are good, and the SaaS as well.It provides a better integration for our ecosystem.You can easily find particular features and functions through the UI.We leverage it as a quality check against code.We are now deploying less defects to production.Usually when we deploy the application, there is a process for ethical hacking. The main benefit is that, the ethical hacking is almost clean, every time. So it's less cost, less effort, less time to production.It has certainly helped us find vulnerabilities in our software, so this is priceless in the end.

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There is a virtual version of the product which is scaled to 100s of virtual testing blades.We use Ixia BreakingPoint for Layer 7 traffic generation. That's what we like.The DDoS testing module is useful and quick to use.

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Cons
IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications.There is not a central management for static and dynamic.Visibility is an issue for us. Our partners do not know we have integrations with some of IBM products.I would like to see the roadmap for this product. We are still waiting to see it as we have only so many resources.I would love to see more containers. Many of the tools are great, they require an amount of configuration, setup and infrastructure. If most the applications were in a container, I think everything would be a little bit faster, because all our clients are now using containers.​IBM Security AppScan Source is rather hard to use​.There are so many lines of code with so many different categories that I am likely to get lost. ​It's a little bit basic when you talk about the Web Services. If AppScan improved its maturity on Web Services testing, that would be good.

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The production traffic simulations are not realistic enough for some types of DDoS attacks.The quality of the traffic generation could be improved with Ixia BreakingPoint, i.e. to get closer to being accurate in what a real user will do.I would appreciate some preconfigured network neighborhoods, which are predefined settings for testing networks.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
AppScan is a little bit expensive. IBM needs to work a little bit on the pricing model, decreasing the license cost.

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We have a one year subscription license for $25,000 US Dollars.There is no differentiation in licenses for Breaking Point. For one license, you will get all the features. There is no complexity in that.

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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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Overview

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.

By simulating real-world legitimate traffic, distributed denial of service (DDoS), exploits, malware, and fuzzing, BreakingPoint validates an organization’s security infrastructure, reduces the risk of network degradation by almost 80%, and increases attack readiness by nearly 70%.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITCorsa Technology
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Transportation Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Insurance Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government25%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Transportation Company9%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
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