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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.

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This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected.

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The feature that I have found most valuable is the progressive scan. It is good. It's done in 24 hours.The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.The simplicity of exporting reports and the simplicity and clarity of the reports included with the product are good.With our vulnerabilities under control, it's putting our services in compliance and minimizing our risk for exposure.The most valuable feature is that we are able to scan the services and put credentials like a user ID password. We can verify the vulnerability level.

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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 .apkIt 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.

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IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications.

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The UI is not user-friendly and you don't have a yearly reporting facility where you can slice and dice in different jobs.The scanner reports a lot of false positives, which is something that needs to be improved.The pricing does not seem to be competitive.The solution needs to adjust its pricing. They should make it more affordable.It should have better automatic reporting.

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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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There are different options available with respect to licensing.The product is expensive, at least initially, in comparison to other products in this category.

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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanQualys WAS
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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.

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.

Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a cloud service that provides automated crawling and testing of custom web applications to identify vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The automated service enables regular testing that produces consistent results, reduces false positives, and easily scales to secure a large number of websites. Proactively scans websites for malware infections, sending alerts to website owners to help prevent black listing and brand reputation damage.
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITBskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
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Financial Services Firm37%
Insurance Company13%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Government25%
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Computer Software Company48%
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Financial Services Firm57%
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Computer Software Company45%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,827 professionals have used our research since 2012.
HCL AppScan is ranked 16th in Application Security with 2 reviews while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 17th in Application Security with 5 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "A low rate of false positives translates to a savings in time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, OWASP Zap and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, WebInspect, PortSwigger Burp and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. See our HCL AppScan vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning report.

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