IBM Security AppScan vs. PortSwigger Burp

As of May 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 5th in Application Security with 14 reviews vs PortSwigger Burp which is ranked 7th in Application Security with 3 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 PortSwigger Burp writes "Thanks to the availability in executable JAR format -- this makes it a highly portable solution". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx. PortSwigger Burp is most compared with OWASP Zap, IBM Security AppScan and WebInspect. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. PortSwigger Burp report.
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Pros
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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This tool is more accurate than the other solutions that we use, and reports fewer false positives."The product is very good just the way it is; It has everything already well established and functions great. I can't see any way for this current version to be improved."I personally love its capability to automatically and accurately detect vulnerabilities. So, I would say it is the Burp scanner that is THE most powerful, valuable, and an awesome feature.

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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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There is a lot to this product, and it would be good if when you purchase the tool, they can provide us with a more extensive user manual.The Initial setup is a bit complex.The one feature that I would like to see in Burp is active scanning of REST based web services. A lot of organizations are providing APIs to access their services to support different business models like SaaS. Scanning these APIs is still a challenge for many security product companies.

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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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The cost is approximately $500 for a single license, and there are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.This is a value for money product.

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5th
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Average Words per Review
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20,937
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13,924
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2
Average Words per Review
544
Avg. Rating
9.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Rational AppScan, AppScanBurp
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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.

Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application's attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITMaven Security Consulting, OWASP Italy, Penetration Testing Firm
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Transportation Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government26%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company13%
Transportation Company10%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
REVIEWERS
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise71%
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