Compare Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider

Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 10th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 15th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 8.2. 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". 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 Veracode, OWASP Zap and HCL AppScan, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Checkmarx, Rapid7 InsightAppSec and OWASP Zap. See our Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.
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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 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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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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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
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
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
BskyB, 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 Firm57%
Software R&D Company14%
Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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