Compare HCL AppScan vs. Semmle QL

HCL AppScan is ranked 6th in Application Security with 13 reviews while Semmle QL is ranked 30th in Application Security. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Semmle QL is rated 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, HCL AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and SonarQube, whereas Semmle QL is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx and TFS.
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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.It is pricey. There is a lot of value in the product, but it is a costly tool.I recommend going for a one-year licensing with CA, because currently they are the leaders in this field with more features and a much better turn around time with a cheaper position, but there are a lot of new companies coming up in the market and they are building up their platforms.Costs are reasonable. No special infrastructure is required and the license model is good.I think the pricing is in line with the rest of the tools. I think you get what you pay for. It is certainly not inexpensive, but the value proposition is there. There are certainly cheaper tools, but I don't think we'd be getting the support that we get with those, and that is what separates this product from the others.

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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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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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Veracode is an application security company that offers an automated cloud-based service for securing web, mobile and third-party enterprise applications. Veracode provides multiple security analysis technologies on a single platform, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, mobile application behavioral analysis and software composition analysis.

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.

Our mission is to help everyone involved in software engineering create secure and trustworthy code without slowing down.

Combining the fields of databases, programming languages, data science and security we're making the world’s software truly searchable, so that even deep meaningful questions about security can be answered, helping software organizations better understand their code, engineering processes and people.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Murex, Trafigura, Dell, Dropbox, Nordea, Citi, Credit Suisse
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm36%
Insurance Company18%
Consumer Goods9%
Individual & Family Service5%
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Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
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Software R&D Company28%
Government16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise89%
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