IBM Security AppScan vs. WhiteSource

As of June 2019, IBM Security AppScan is ranked 5th in Application Security with 14 reviews vs WhiteSource which is ranked 14th 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 WhiteSource writes "Using it, we can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old". IBM Security AppScan is most compared with Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx. WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck Hub, SonarQube and Veracode. See our IBM Security AppScan vs. WhiteSource report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Security AppScan vs. WhiteSource and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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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 overall support that we receive is pretty good. ​We find licenses together with WhiteSource which are associated with a certain library, then we get a classification of the license. This is with respect to criticality and vulnerability, so we could take action and improve some things, or replace a third-party library which seems to be too risky for us to use on legal grounds.We can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old or showed severe bugs.Enables scanning/collecting third-party libraries and classifying license types. In this way we ensure our third-party software policy is followed.

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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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Make the product available in a very stable way for other web browsers.Needs better ACL and more role definitions. This product could be used by large organisations and it definitely needs a better role/action model.

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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 are paying a lot of money to use WhiteSource. In our company, it is not easy to argue that it is worth the price. ​

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Ranking
5th
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19,784
Comparisons
9,536
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
389
Avg. Rating
8.0
14th
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5,150
Comparisons
3,516
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
632
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Rational AppScan, AppScan
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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.

WhiteSource offers an agile approach to open source management.
WhiteSource is a SaaS solution that integrates with your build process and audits your open source licenses, security and more every time you run your build.

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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITAutodesk, Temenos, Indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Transportation Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Insurance Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government27%
Financial Services Firm13%
Healthcare Company12%
Transportation Company10%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise74%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise98%
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