Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up."
"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."
"The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries."
"Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence."
"Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process."
"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."
"I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code."
"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."
"This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected."
"High level of accuracy and quick scanning."
"The most attractive feature was the reporting review tool. The reporting review was very impressive and produced very fruitful reports."
"One of the features I like about this program is the low number of false positives and the support it offers."
"It correctly parses DOM and JS and has really good support for URL Rewrite rules, which is important for today's websites."
"The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there."
"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."
"I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan."
"Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk"
"It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages."
"IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications."
"The proxy review, the use report views, the current use tool and the subset requests need some improvement. It was hard to understand how to use them."
"Netsparker doesn't provide the source code of the static application security testing."
"The scanner itself should be improved because it is a little bit slow."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"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."
"They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey."
"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."
"Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription."
"No issues, the pricing seems reasonable."
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"The price should be 20% lower"
"I think that price it too high, like other Security applications such as Acunetix, WebInspect, and so on."
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|IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan||Mavituna Netsparker|
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.
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.
Netsparker finds and reports web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) on all types of web applications, regardless of the platform and technology they are built with. Netsparker's unique and dead accurate Proof-Based scanning technology does not just report vulnerabilities, it also produces a Proof of Concept to confirm they are not false positives, freeing you from having to double check the identified vulnerabilities.
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Financial Services Firm37%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company41%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Comms Service Provider8%