Compare HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 13 reviews while Rapid7 InsightAppSec which is ranked 14th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is rated 9.0. 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, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightAppSec writes "It integrates well with the rest of my systems". HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx, whereas Rapid7 InsightAppSec is most compared with Veracode, Rapid7 AppSpider and OWASP Zap.
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21,241 views|9,798 comparisons
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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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We have seen measurable decrease in the mean time to respond to threats by 20 percent.

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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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I would like more details of what the product can do.

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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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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanInsightAppSec
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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.

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
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company25%
Government25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government20%
Software R&D Company14%
Healthcare Company11%
Financial Services Firm10%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise93%
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