Compare Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider

Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 10th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 5 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 11th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 6 reviews. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Great for scanning target sub-domains, good reporting functionality and easy to use". Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, WebInspect, HCL AppScan and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, Checkmarx and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand. See our Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.
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Veracode's cloud-based approach, coupled with the appliance that lets us use Veracode to scan internal-only web applications, has provided a seamless, always-up-to-date application security scanning solution.The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.We used it for performing security checks. We have many Java applications and Android applications. Essentially it was used for checking the security validations for compliance purposes.I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.The most valuable feature comes from the fact that it is cloud-based, and I can scale up without having to worry about any other infrastructure needs.We are using the Veracode tools to expose the engineers to the security vulnerabilities that were introduced with the new features, i.e. a lot faster or sooner in the development life cycle.

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The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.The simplicity of exporting reports and the simplicity and clarity of the reports included with the product are good.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.

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It is really accurate and the rate of false positives is very low.I would say that it is stable, as I am not aware of any major issues.The entire solution is interactive and has a point-and-click user experience, which makes it easy to find items or drill down on information. You don't need specialized skills to use the product.The most valuable feature is the reporting, which is compliant with international standards.Rapid7 AppSpider is good at managing different applications. It uses applets and generates reports to cover the PCA/GDPR compliance requirements.I like the ability the product has to detect vulnerabilities quickly, when it has been released in our environment, then displaying them to us.

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One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive.I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apkIt needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.One of the things that we have from a reporting point of view, is that we would love to see a graphical report. If you look through a report for something that has come back from Veracode, it takes a whole lot of time to just go through all the pages of the code to figure out exactly what it says. We know certain areas don’t have the greatest security features but those are usually minor and we don’t want to see those types of notifications.Ideally, I would like better reporting that gives me a more concise and accurate description of what my pain points are, and how to get to them.I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.

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The scanner reports a lot of false positives, which is something that needs to be improved.The pricing does not seem to be competitive.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.

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Support response times are slow and can be improved.The dashboard and interface are crucial and they need some improvement.The solution is too slow. It could take a full day to scan. Competitors are much faster.This price of this solution is a little bit expensive.Implementing Rapid7 AppSpider requires scanning and self-identification mechanisms. You can add different types of authentication to each scan.The product needs to be able to scale for large companies, like ours. We have millions of IP addresses that need to be scanned, and the scalability is not great.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization.They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.They just changed their pricing model two weeks ago. They went from a per-app license to a per-megabyte license. I know that the dynamic scan was $500 per app. Static analysis was about $4500 yearly. The license is only for the number of users, it doesn't matter what data you put in there. That was the old model. I do not know how the new model works.Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription.No issues, the pricing seems reasonable.

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There are different options available with respect to licensing.The product is expensive, at least initially, in comparison to other products in this category.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.

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It is expensive if you want to buy the Enterprise version that is able to scan multiple applications at once.

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Overview

Veracode covers all your Application Security needs in one solution through a combination of five analysis types; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Unlike on-premise solutions that are hard to scale and focused on finding rather than fixing, Veracode comprises a unique combination of SaaS technology and on-demand expertise that enables DevSecOps through integration with your pipeline, and empowers developers to find and fix security defects.

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.

SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerBskyB, 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.Microsoft
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Financial Services Firm57%
Comms Service Provider14%
Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Computer Software Company43%
Government9%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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