Compare HCL AppScan vs. Polyspace Code Prover

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security with 13 reviews while Polyspace Code Prover which is ranked 22nd in Application Security. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Polyspace Code Prover is rated 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, HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx, whereas Polyspace Code Prover is most compared with Coverity, SonarQube and Klocwork.
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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.It is pricey. There is a lot of value in the product, but it is a costly tool.I recommend going for a one-year licensing with CA, because currently they are the leaders in this field with more features and a much better turn around time with a cheaper position, but there are a lot of new companies coming up in the market and they are building up their platforms.Costs are reasonable. No special infrastructure is required and the license model is good.I think the pricing is in line with the rest of the tools. I think you get what you pay for. It is certainly not inexpensive, but the value proposition is there. There are certainly cheaper tools, but I don't think we'd be getting the support that we get with those, and that is what separates this product from the others.

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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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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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Overview

Veracode is an application security company that offers an automated cloud-based service for securing web, mobile and third-party enterprise applications. Veracode provides multiple security analysis technologies on a single platform, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, mobile application behavioral analysis and software composition analysis.

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.

Polyspace Code Prover is a sound static analysis tool that proves the absence of overflow, divide-by-zero, out-of-bounds array access, and certain other run-time errors in C and C++ source code. It produces results without requiring program execution, code instrumentation, or test cases. Polyspace Code Prover uses semantic analysis and abstract interpretation based on formal methods to verify software interprocedural, control, and data flow behavior. You can use it on handwritten code, generated code, or a combination of the two. Each operation is color-coded to indicate whether it is free of run-time errors, proven to fail, unreachable, or unproven.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITAlenia Aermacchi, CSEE Transport, Delphi Diesel Systems, EADS, Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, Korean Air, KOSTAL, Miracor, NASA Ames Research Center
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm36%
Insurance Company18%
Consumer Goods9%
Engineering Company5%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Software R&D Company10%
Healthcare Company8%
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Government29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Transportation Company14%
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Government25%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Transportation Company9%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise74%
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Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
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