Compare HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec

HCL AppScan is ranked 14th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 2 reviews while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is ranked 19th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 2 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is rated 8.6. 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 Rapid7 InsightAppSec writes "Excellent web scanning, good technical support, but lacks decent reporting". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, WebInspect and OWASP Zap, whereas Rapid7 InsightAppSec is most compared with Rapid7 AppSpider, OWASP Zap, Qualys Web Application Scanning, Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand. See our HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec report.
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Pros
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.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.

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

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The initial setup for us was easy enough. We didn't face too many issues. Deployment took maybe 30 minutes. It's quite quick and doesn't cause too much trouble at the outset.We have seen measurable decrease in the mean time to respond to threats by 20 percent.

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Cons
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.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.

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

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The reporting is definitely an aspect of the solution that's in need of some work. We found that we'd try to use widgets, but often getting them to work for us wasn't very clear. They need to be more user friendly or offer better instructions.I would like more details of what the product can do.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanInsightAppSec
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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.

Your web applications may be complex, but your application security testing tool doesn’t need to be. InsightAppSec brings Rapid7’s proven Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) technology to the Insight platform, combining powerful application crawling and attack capabilities, flexibility in scan scope and scheduling, and accuracy in results with a modern UI, intuitive workflows, and sensible data organization. This enables you to identify XSS, SQL injection, CSRF, and other vulnerabilities with unparalleled ease. The best part? All of these capabilities are delivered via the cloud so that you’re up and running in minutes to identify the critical security risks that exist in your applications.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITCenterPoint Energy, CPA Australia, Hypertherm, First American Financial Corporation, Rackspace
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Media Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company7%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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