IBM Security AppScan vs Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner

IBM Security AppScan is ranked 4th in Application Security Testing with 14 reviews vs Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner which is ranked 5th in Application Security Testing with 10 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 Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner writes "Its web crawler introduced us to many security vulnerabilities and information we had not known before. Netsparker does not integrate SSO functionality". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Fortify on Demand, Veracode and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner is most compared with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, PortSwigger Burp and QualysGuard Web Application Scanning. See our IBM Security AppScan vs Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner report.
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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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Crawling feature: Netsparker has very detail crawling steps and mechanisms. This feature expands the attack surface.Attacking feature: Actually, attacking is not a solo feature. It contains many attack engines, Hawk, and many properties. But Netsparker's attacking mechanism is very flexible. This increases the vulnerability detection rate. Also, Netsparker made the Hawk for real-time interactive command-line-based exploit testing. It's very valuable for a vulnerability scanner.When we try to manually exploit the vulnerabilities, it often takes time to realize what's going on and what needs to be done.The scanner is light on the network and does not impact the network when scans are running.Scan, proxify the application, and then detailed report along with evidence and remediations to problems.The scanner and the result generator are valuable features for us.Its ability to crawl a web application is quite different than another similar scanner.

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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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The custom attack preparation screen might be improved.It would be better for listing and attacking Java-based web applications to exploit vulnerabilities.The higher level vulnerabilities like Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and other higher level injection attacks are difficult to highlight using Netsparker.I think that it freezes without any specific reason at times. This needs to be looked into.The support's response time could be faster since we are in different time zones.Maybe the ability to make a good reporting format is needed.

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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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We never had any issues with the licensing; the price was within our assigned limits.OWASP Zap is free and it has live updates, so that's a big plus.It is competitive in the security market.

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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.

Netsparker finds and reports web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) on all types of web applications, regardless of the platform and technology they are built with. Netsparker's unique and dead accurate Proof-Based scanning technology does not just report vulnerabilities, it also produces a Proof of Concept to confirm they are not false positives, freeing you from having to double check the identified vulnerabilities.

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Sample CustomersEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITSamsung, The Walt Disney Company, T-Systems, ING Bank
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