IBM Security AppScan vs. Kiuwan

As of May 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 5th in Application Security with 14 reviews vs Kiuwan which is ranked 9th in Application Security with 6 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 Kiuwan writes "Adds value to our customers to validate what they receive". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx. Kiuwan is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode and Checkmarx. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. Kiuwan report.
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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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I personally like the way it breaks down security vulnerabilities with LoC at first glance.​We use Kiuwan to locate the source of application vulnerabilities.Lifecycle features, because they permit us to show non-technical people the risk and costs hidden into the code due to bad programming practices.Software analytics for a lot of different languages including ABAP.I have found the security and QA in the source code to be most valuable.

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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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Perhaps more languages supported.The development-to-delivery phase.DIfferent languages, such Spanish, Portuguese, and so on.I would like to see additional languages supported.The QA developer and security could be improved.

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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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I recommend contacting a sales person who will create the best plan payment plan for you, as we did.Nothing special. It's a very fair model.Check with your account manager.

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Also Known As
Rational AppScan, AppScan

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.

Software analytics technology with a breadth of third party integrations that takes into account the wealth of applications your teams are currently using.

We facilitate and encourage work between unlocalized teams. We understand the complexity of working on multi technology environments, constantly striving to increase the number of programming languages and technologies we support.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITDHL, BNP Paribas, Zurich, AXA, Ernst & Young, KFC, Santander, Latam, Ferrovial
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Transportation Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company13%
Transportation Company10%
Financial Services Firm19%
Pharma/Biotech Company15%
Software R&D Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Company Size
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise68%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise30%
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