Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. WhiteSource

As of June 2019, Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 12th in Application Security with 6 reviews vs WhiteSource which is ranked 14th in Application Security with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "We’re a Linux shop and Qualys gave us good Linux vulnerability scanning; no experience with it on MSFT products". 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". Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with Veracode, OWASP Zap and IBM Security AppScan. WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck Hub, SonarQube and Veracode. See our Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. WhiteSource report.
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Pros
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.​​This product is designed for easy scalability and can easily scale up ​without major challenges.​We have experienced quick customer support. They have a complete list of our previous issues along with our history, which makes it faster for them to solve issues.​

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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
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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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
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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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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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.

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
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.Autodesk, Temenos, Indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
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