Compare HCL AppScan vs. WhiteSource

HCL AppScan is ranked 15th in Application Security with 2 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 7th in Application Security with 9 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. 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 WhiteSource writes "Policy automation and automatic fix suggestions help us to save time in finding and solving problems". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, WebInspect and Polyspace Code Prover, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck , SonarQube, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and FOSSA. See our HCL AppScan vs. WhiteSource report.
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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 most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation.The reporting capability gives us the option to generate an open-source license report in a single click, which gets all copyright and license information, including dependencies.With the fix suggestions feature, not only do you get the specific trace back to where the vulnerability is within your code, but you also get fix suggestions.It gives us full visibility into what we're using, what needs to be updated, and what's vulnerable, which helps us make better decisions.For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.The most valuable features are the reporting, customizing libraries "In-house, White list, license selection", comparing the products/projects, and License & Copyright resolution.Attribution and license due diligence reports help us with aggregating the necessary data that we, in turn, have to provide to satisfy the various licenses copyright and component usage disclosures in our software.

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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 dashboard UI and UX are problematic.The UI can be slow once in a while, and we're not sure if it's because of the amount of data we have, or it is just a slow product, but it would be nice if it could be improved.It would be nice to have a better way to realize its full potential and translate it within the UI or during onboarding.The UI is not that friendly and you need to learn how to navigate easily.WhiteSource Prioritize should be expanded to cover more than Java and JavaScript.If anything, I would spend more time making this more user-friendly, better documenting the CLI, and adding more examples to help expand the current documentation.WhiteSource needs improvement in the scanning of the containers and images with distinguishing the layers.Some detected libraries do not specify a location of where in the source they were matched from, which is something that should be enhanced to enable quicker troubleshooting.

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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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Pricing is competitive.The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps.

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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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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.

The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time.

It provides remediation paths and policy automation to speed up time-to-fix. It also prioritizes vulnerability alerts based on usage analysis.

We support over 200 programming languages and offer the widest vulnerability database aggregating information from dozens of peer-reviewed, respected sources.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITMicrosoft, Autodesk, NCR, Comcast, Nokia, Forgerock, indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
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%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government9%
Media Company9%
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Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise40%
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