IBM Security AppScan vs. Ixia BreakingPoint

As of February 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 4th in Application Security Testing with 13 reviews vs Ixia BreakingPoint which is ranked 12th in Application Security Testing with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Security AppScan writes "The ease of use is key, the developers can actually use it and get results from dynamic testing". The top reviewer of Ixia BreakingPoint writes "​Technical support was very quick and precise, and initial setup is straightforward". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Veracode and Checkmarx. Ixia BreakingPoint is most compared with Spirent CyberFlood, Codenomicon Defensics and Appvance IQ. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. Ixia BreakingPoint report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security AppScan vs. Ixia BreakingPoint and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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Pros
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.I like the recording feature.

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The DDoS testing module is useful and quick to use.

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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.I think being able to search across more containers, especially some of the docker elements. We need a little tighter integration there. That's the only thing I can see at this point.

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I would appreciate some preconfigured network neighborhoods, which are predefined settings for testing networks.

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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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There is no differentiation in licenses for Breaking Point. For one license, you will get all the features. There is no complexity in that.

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Rational AppScan, AppScan
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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.

By simulating real-world legitimate traffic, distributed denial of service (DDoS), exploits, malware, and fuzzing, BreakingPoint validates an organization’s security infrastructure, reduces the risk of network degradation by almost 80%, and increases attack readiness by nearly 70%.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITCorsa Technology
Top Industries
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Transportation Company20%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm14%
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