IBM Security AppScan vs. Klocwork

As of February 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 5th in Application Security with 13 reviews vs Klocwork which is ranked 7th in Application Security with 8 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 Klocwork writes "The product has a low false positive rate, but they could loosen up on their licensing". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Veracode and Checkmarx. Klocwork is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity and Veracode. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. Klocwork report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security AppScan vs. Klocwork 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 ability to create custom checkers is a plus.I like not having to dig through false positives. Chasing down a false positive can take anywhere from five minutes for a small easy one, then something that is complicated and goes through a whole bunch of different class cases, and it can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to find out if it is a false positive or not.The tool helps the team to think beforehand about corner cases or potential bugs that might arise in real-time.We like using the static analysis and code refactoring, which are very valuable because of our requirements to meet safety critical levels and reliability.

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Cons
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 hope that in each new release they add new features relating to the addition of checkers, improving their analysis engines etc.Klocwork does have a problem with true positives. It only found 30% of true positives in the Juliet test case.We bought Klocwork, but it was limited to one little program, but the program is now sort of failing. So, we have a license for usage on a program that is sort of failing, and we really can't use the license on anything else.The way to define the rules is too complex. The definition/rules for static analysis could be automated according to various SILs, so as to avoid confusion.

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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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Klocwork is still tight on their licensing. If Klocwork would loosen up on the licensing, and where the license could be used, and how many different programs could be run on it, then we have several development programs that I would love to be able to use it for going forward.Klocwork should not to be quite so heavy handed on the licensing for very specific programs.The limitation that we have is that Klocwork is licensed to certain programs, and if you want to license them to other programs, you have to pay more money.

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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.

Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITACCESS Co Ltd, Risk-AI, Winbond Electronics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, University of Southern California, Alebra Technologies, SIMULIA, Risk Management Solutions, Brigham Young University, SRD, HRL
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Healthcare Company19%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
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