IBM Security AppScan vs. Trustwave App Scanner

As of May 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 5th in Application Security with 14 reviews vs Trustwave App Scanner which is ranked 15th in Application Security with 2 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 Trustwave App Scanner writes "Stable solution that has increased the maturity of our security program". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx. Trustwave App Scanner is most compared with IBM Security AppScan, Veracode and OWASP Zap. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. Trustwave App Scanner 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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The stability is great. We haven't had any issues at all with it.

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Cons
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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I would like to see a little more flexibility with regards to setting up profiles for vulnerabilities.

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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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Average Words per Review
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7.9
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2,589
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617
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2
Average Words per Review
221
Avg. Rating
8.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Rational AppScan, AppScanHailstorm, Cenzic Hailstorm
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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.

Provides ability to test applications for security vulnerabilities, security policies and regulatory compliance.
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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITLeading Health Insurer
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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REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
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