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"We are using the Veracode tools to expose the engineers to the security vulnerabilities that were introduced with the new features, i.e. a lot faster or sooner in the development life cycle.""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.""I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.""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.""Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.""Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.""The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.""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."

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"It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results.""There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base.""The solution offers services in a few specific development languages."

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"Rapid7 AppSpider is good at managing different applications. It uses applets and generates reports to cover the PCA/GDPR compliance requirements.""The most valuable feature is the reporting, which is compliant with international standards.""The entire solution is interactive and has a point-and-click user experience, which makes it easy to find items or drill down on information. You don't need specialized skills to use the product.""I would say that it is stable, as I am not aware of any major issues.""It is really accurate and the rate of false positives is very low.""When it is set up properly, it can do scanning on web apps with multiple engines automatically.""The setup is usually straightforward."

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"Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.""I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.""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.""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.""It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk""I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.""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."

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"One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""The solution often has a high number of false positives. It's an aspect they really need to improve upon.""They have to improve support."

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"Implementing Rapid7 AppSpider requires scanning and self-identification mechanisms. You can add different types of authentication to each scan.""This price of this solution is a little bit expensive.""The solution is too slow. It could take a full day to scan. Competitors are much faster.""The dashboard and interface are crucial and they need some improvement.""Support response times are slow and can be improved.""AppSpider could improve in the area of integration. They need to add more integration opportunities.""The enterprise interface is too simple. It should be more customizable.""The tech support is responsive but issues remain unresolved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.""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.""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.""Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing.""If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount.""Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive.""We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive."

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"It is expensive if you want to buy the Enterprise version that is able to scan multiple applications at once.""The price is pretty fair."

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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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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.

SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, Rekner
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
Microsoft
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Computer Software Company10%
Insurance Company10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Government30%
Insurance Company20%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Transportation Company10%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,335 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HCL AppScan is ranked 14th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 12th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 7.0, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Allows for dynamic scanning but lacks easy CI/CD integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Scan web applications for vulnerabilities and automate testing with various engines". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, OWASP Zap and Visual Studio Test Professional, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner and Checkmarx. See our HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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