IBM Security AppScan vs QualysGuard Web Application Scanning

IBM Security AppScan is ranked 4th in Application Security Testing with 14 reviews vs QualysGuard Web Application Scanning which is ranked 7th in Application Security Testing with 5 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 QualysGuard Web Application Scanning writes "We’re a Linux shop and Qualys gave us good Linux vulnerability scanning; no experience with it on MSFT products". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Fortify on Demand, Veracode and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. QualysGuard Web Application Scanning is most compared with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, Veracode and IBM Security AppScan. See our IBM Security AppScan vs QualysGuard Web Application Scanning report.
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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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​QualysGuard web-based scanner is very useful for performing external penetration and PCI scans from remote locations.​By using QualysGuard, we are able to finish external scans with assured results in half the time.​​This product is designed for easy scalability and can easily scale up ​without major challenges.​We have experienced quick customer support. They have a complete list of our previous issues along with our history, which makes it faster for them to solve issues.​

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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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They should try to include business logic vulnerabilities in the scanner testing.In certain cases, this product does have false positives, which the company should work on.

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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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​It is best to be an institutional buyer and directly contact the sales team, as they can provide over-the-top discounts for bulk orders​.Try the free trial of the product to understand the basic working mechanisms.​

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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.

Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a cloud service that provides automated crawling and testing of custom web applications to identify vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The automated service enables regular testing that produces consistent results, reduces false positives, and easily scales to secure a large number of websites. Proactively scans websites for malware infections, sending alerts to website owners to help prevent black listing and brand reputation damage.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITBskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
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Financial Services Firm
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Healthcare Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Media Company
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Large Enterprise
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