Compare HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 13 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 15th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 8.2. 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 Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Great for scanning target sub-domains, good reporting functionality and easy to use". HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, SonarQube and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Checkmarx, Rapid7 InsightAppSec and OWASP Zap. See our HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider 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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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.The most valuable feature is the reporting, which is compliant with international standards.Rapid7 AppSpider is good at managing different applications. It uses applets and generates reports to cover the PCA/GDPR compliance requirements.I like the ability the product has to detect vulnerabilities quickly, when it has been released in our environment, then displaying them to us.

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Cons
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 solution is too slow. It could take a full day to scan. Competitors are much faster.This price of this solution is a little bit expensive.Implementing Rapid7 AppSpider requires scanning and self-identification mechanisms. You can add different types of authentication to each scan.The product needs to be able to scale for large companies, like ours. We have millions of IP addresses that need to be scanned, and the scalability is not great.

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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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14,499
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9,947
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12
Average Words per Review
402
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8.0
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1,809
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1,085
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4
Average Words per Review
330
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanAppSpider
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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.

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
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITMicrosoft
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company25%
Government25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Government14%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise86%
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