Compare HCL AppScan vs. Parasoft SOAtest

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 13 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 11th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 9.0. 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 Parasoft SOAtest writes "Offers the possibility for continuous testing using the server-side (nightly) batch runs". HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, SonarQube and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SoapUI Pro, SonarQube and Tricentis Tosca. See our HCL AppScan vs. Parasoft SOAtest 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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They have a feature where they can record traffic and create tests on the report traffic.Parasoft SOAtest has improved the quality of our automated web services, which can be easily implemented through service chaining and service virtualization.We can automate our scenarios in a data driven format, which shows there is no rework on scripts. We only need to update the test data and run for a number of scenarios.

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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 product is very slow to start up, and that is a bit of a problem, actually.Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.

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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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They do have a confusing licensing structure.We are completed satisfied with Parasoft SOAtest. The ROI is more than 95%.The license price is a little expensive, but it provides a better outcome in terms of the end-to-end automation process.

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14,138
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9,708
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12
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8.0
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Average Words per Review
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9.0
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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanSOAtest
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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.

Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITLufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
Top Industries
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Insurance Company25%
Government25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Transportation Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Government14%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm46%
Government15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm16%
Retailer12%
Manufacturing Company10%
Company Size
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise85%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
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