Compare Parasoft SOAtest vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning

Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 11th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 10th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews. Parasoft SOAtest is rated 9.0, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Offers the possibility for continuous testing using the server-side (nightly) batch runs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "It combines both web application vulnerability management and internal vulnerability management on one platform and dashboard". Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SoapUI Pro, SonarQube and Postman, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with Veracode, OWASP Zap and HCL AppScan. See our Parasoft SOAtest vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning report.
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They have a feature where they can record traffic and create tests on the report traffic.Parasoft SOAtest has improved the quality of our automated web services, which can be easily implemented through service chaining and service virtualization.We can automate our scenarios in a data driven format, which shows there is no rework on scripts. We only need to update the test data and run for a number of scenarios.

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With our vulnerabilities under control, it's putting our services in compliance and minimizing our risk for exposure.The most valuable feature is that we are able to scan the services and put credentials like a user ID password. We can verify the vulnerability level.It combines both web application vulnerability management and internal vulnerability management on one platform and dashboard. Usually, you have to purchase separate tools.We can do scanning and submit reports straight to the customers when there are new vulnerabilities, then tell them whether they are affected or not.Key features include: Cloud-based, so the installation is not so tedious. Easily deployed. Highly scalable. Comprehensive reporting.You can integrate your Burp Suite results and create an integrated report. Also, the way it shows the results - threats and exploit details - makes remediation very easy.​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.​

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The product is very slow to start up, and that is a bit of a problem, actually.Reports could be customized and more descriptive according to the user's or company's requirements.

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The solution needs to adjust its pricing. They should make it more affordable.It should have better automatic reporting.The area of false positives could be improved. There are quite a number of false positives as compared to other solutions. They could probably fine tune the algorithm to be able to reduce the number of false positives being detected.In terms of the Policy Compliance model which they currently have, not all the platforms are being covered. If they could improve on the Policy Compliance model, since there are policies which are benchmarked against it, this will be helpful for us.The GUI could be a little less complicated as it opens a lot of new windows for creating search lists, templates, reports, or for scanning purposes.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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Pricing and Cost Advice
They do have a confusing licensing structure.We are completed satisfied with Parasoft SOAtest. The ROI is more than 95%.The license price is a little expensive, but it provides a better outcome in terms of the end-to-end automation process.

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Licensing was based on the number of assets that you want to scan on your network. You can also do licensing on subscription. On subscription, it is easier and more flexible. You tell Qualys that you want to move from the 1000 to 2000 band or the 3000 or 5000 band, then they will give you the quotation for it. Once you pay for it, applying the licensing is quite easy and effective.Pricing was reasonable and competitive. It was not too far above the other products.Qualys has an IT-based licensing based on a yearly license, which is a good way of handling it. However, in some cases, when we do the PCI scanning, the host will not like the scanning and we lose the IT license. So, this could be improved.​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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Overview
Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.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
Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ BankBskyB, 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 Firm46%
Government15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company8%
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Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Financial Services Firm57%
Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Software R&D Company14%
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Software R&D Company38%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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