Compare Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec

Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 9th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 8 reviews while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is ranked 17th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.4, while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is rated 9.0. 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 InsightAppSec writes "It integrates well with the rest of my systems". Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, Veracode and HCL AppScan, whereas Rapid7 InsightAppSec is most compared with Rapid7 AppSpider, Veracode and OWASP Zap.
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Pros
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.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.​

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We have seen measurable decrease in the mean time to respond to threats by 20 percent.

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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.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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I would like more details of what the product can do.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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.

Your web applications may be complex, but your application security testing tool doesn’t need to be. InsightAppSec brings Rapid7’s proven Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) technology to the Insight platform, combining powerful application crawling and attack capabilities, flexibility in scan scope and scheduling, and accuracy in results with a modern UI, intuitive workflows, and sensible data organization. This enables you to identify XSS, SQL injection, CSRF, and other vulnerabilities with unparalleled ease. The best part? All of these capabilities are delivered via the cloud so that you’re up and running in minutes to identify the critical security risks that exist in your applications.

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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.
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