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"The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""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."

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

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"The accuracy of its scans is great.""The user interface is ok and it is very simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the static analysis.""It is scalable and very easy to use.""It's a well-known platform for doing dynamic application scanning.""I've found the centralized dashboard the most valuable. For the management, it helps a lot to have abilities at the central level.""Technical support has been good."

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"The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""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 .apk""It 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."

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

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"Our biggest complaint about this product is that it freezes up, and literally doesn't work for us.""It took us between eight and ten hours to scan an entire site, which is somewhat slow and something that I think can be improved.""Creating reports is very slow and it is something that should be improved.""The installation could be a bit easier. Usually it's simple to use, but the installation is painful and a bit laborious and complex.""The solution needs better integration with Microsoft's Azure Cloud or an extension of Azure DevOps. In fact, it should better integrate with any cloud provider. Right now, it's quite difficult to integrate with that solution, from the cloud perspective.""I'm not sure licensing, but on the pricing, it's a bit costly. It's a bit overpriced. Though it is an enterprise tool, there are other tools also with similar functionalities.""The initial setup was complex."

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"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.""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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"Our licensing is such that you can only run one scan at a time, which is inconvenient.""The pricing is not clear and while it is not high, it is difficult to understand."

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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanMicro Focus WebInspect, Fortify WebInspect
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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.

Most enterprises rely heavily on the Web to conduct their normal operations, whether providing services, a mechanism for retail sales, or a host of other functions. Yet, most still struggle with efficiently managing their application security risks. For one thing, they need solutions of scale that can be used to manage thousands of active sites and assessments while also tracking discovered vulnerabilities, retesting procedures, and more. They need to perform repeated security tests to address compliance with regulations, legislation, and internal security policies and also see how their risk posture has changed over time. The enterprises have to protect their data, brand, and bottom line from the harsh impacts of what successful vulnerability exploitation could bring. Micro Focus WebInspect Enterprise enables organizations to solve these security problems quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITAaron's
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm37%
Insurance Company13%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government11%
Media Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. WebInspect and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,725 professionals have used our research since 2012.
HCL AppScan is ranked 13th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 2 reviews while WebInspect is ranked 11th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while WebInspect is rated 6.8. 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 WebInspect writes "Great centralized dashboard but is a bit overpriced". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap and PortSwigger Burp, whereas WebInspect is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, PortSwigger Burp, OWASP Zap, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner and Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner. See our HCL AppScan vs. WebInspect report.

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