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Mar 22 2018
What is most valuable?For me, as a manager, it was the ease of use. Inserting security into the development process is not normally an easy project to do. The ability for the developer to actually use it and get results… more»
How has it helped my organization?It helps the organization the way we process the entire thing. It has actually helped a little bit with the speed of delivery too, which was surprising because most people thought it would be the… more»
What needs improvement?I think being able to search across more containers, especially some of the docker elements. We need a little tighter integration there. That's the only thing I can see at this point.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Here I have an unfair advantage. I came out of a large security company, and because of my experience and the fact that we had a need, I looked around for the best solutions that were available. There… more»
What other advice do I have?In terms of rating it, because I haven't had it installed long enough, and we haven't finished all the integration because of the Professional Services yet, I'd say it's rating really well, toward… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Veracode, Synopsis, and a few others. What made us go with IBM was the integration and automation efforts; what it would do there, and the fact that it did so well at what AppScan does, which was in… more»
Mar 20 2018
What is most valuable?It highlights, with several grades of severity, the types of vulnerabilities, so we can focus on the most severe security vulnerabilities in the code.
How has it helped my organization?It decreases the operational risk, security risk, a lot. In fact, when we first used it, the number of vulnerability alerts generated by the tool was huge. As time goes on, we can decrease those vulnerabilities because we learn from it. So… more»
What needs improvement?One thing that we would like in this tool is that it keeps ahead of the security guys, because one big advantage of this tool is that it always offers updates. Security is a process, you mitigate a risk, but the malware guys, they're trying… more»
What other advice do I have?The most important criteria when selecting a vendor, first of all, is their capability to continuously invest in the development and enhancement of the software. We are in a very changing process, software is a very changing environment, in… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?One competitor that I remember, one of the last candidates in the evaluation process was Checkmarx. Those tools, especially from startups that come from Israel, they try to grab this market space that IBM dominates. That's why they have to… more»
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Mar 26 2018
What is most valuable?It helps you to enforce security practices, beyond the reach of just operations and training. So give the training, but besides that you can detect some deviations in the development process. I think that's the most valuable of all the… more»
How has it helped my organization?Usually when we deploy the application, there is a process for ethical hacking. The main benefit is that, the ethical hacking is almost clean, every time. So it's less cost, less effort, less time to production. AppScan has absolutely… more»
What needs improvement?I would love to see more containers. Many of the tools are great, they require an amount of configuration, setup and infrastructure. If most the applications were in a container, I think everything would be a little bit faster, because all… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Usually our clients want to build in-house, but when we present the benefits of a product already built and, out of the box, it can offer a lot of features and can solve the problem right now... Sometimes the cost is equivalent to… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Our clients evaluate Oracle, sometimes Microsoft. Our clients go with IBM, in Mexico, mainly because of the support. You can get more hands-on experienced people on IBM platforms than Oracle's, so if there is an issue - we always have… more»
Mar 25 2018
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is the web scan from our perspective. Being able to quickly find the vulnerabilities if any developer has inadvertently put them in. The source scan is of value, but it is so hard to use that it is of less value.
How has it helped my organization?It has certainly helped us find vulnerabilities in our software, so this is priceless in the end. IBM Application Security has contributed to the maturity of our AppScan risk management program. While it depends on the product, on average ten percent of our code is open source. Many products are… more»
What needs improvement?IBM Security AppScan Source is rather hard to use. Some improvements need to be made to the usability for AppScan Source, specifically. Our biggest problem, we have a lot of code and everything just ends up looking like spaghetti after we run an AppScan Source. It is hard to evolve from one rev to… more»
What other advice do I have?AppScan Web is a good, and it does a good job. For AppScan Source, you might find a better solution out there. We are not actively looking for a better solution right now, and are just using it. However, if somebody else was starting from scratch, that is what I would tell them. Most important… more»
Apr 02 2018
What is most valuable?Its integration from a UI perspective. You can easily find particular features and functions through the UI. For its first initial release, the integration was pretty good.
How has it helped my organization?It provides a better integration for our ecosystem. From a Fortinet perspective, this can lead to integration of selling our own products.
What needs improvement?More seamless integration with Fortinet's technologies as this would make our customers happy. At the moment, it is a good integration, but it is the first time that we have done it. Therefore, there needs to be more integration within our fabric, so it is less obvious. Visibility is an issue for… more»
What other advice do I have?Have a look at the competitors as well. There is more than one vendor in the market. I would definitely do your due diligence.
Mar 25 2018
What is most valuable?There's a recording feature that I really like. You pass through the login pages. If you record the login part, it becomes very fast with the solution.
How has it helped my organization?It has contributed to the maturity of our AppSec risk management program. I would rate that maturity level as eight out of 10. The testing part of your application's security is very valuable. You can't avoid that. Applications are the faces of companies to the world. How much your application is… more»
What needs improvement?It's a little bit basic when you talk about the Web Services. If AppScan improved its maturity on Web Services testing, that would be good.
What other advice do I have?When selecting a vendor we look for * a global brand * support * user friendliness * cost, and the license models. I would recommend AppScan.
Jun 13 2018
What do you think of HCL AppScan?
What is our primary use case?Our clients use it to try to find errors in base code, and also to find how solutions work together. I believe they have on-premise usage; they are local government, so they are not very used to using the cloud.
How has it helped my organization?I'm mainly working on the licensing side and not the technical side, so I don't get this kind of feedback.
What is most valuable?Scalability, and it's a very powerful tool.
What needs improvement?I believe there are improvements that can be made, but I'm not aware of those kinds of things.
For how long have I used the solution?One to three years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?It's stable.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?For the market in…
Mar 27 2018
What is most valuable?I think it's easy to use and gives back some pretty good results, certainly for vulnerabilities.
How has it helped my organization?It has certainly improved our organization In terms of quality of solutions that are developed.
What needs improvement?I haven't actually used it personally, so I'm not sure that I would be able to answer this.
What other advice do I have?We've had a relationship for some time, over 20 years now, with IBM. It's really about the products, in terms of what we are looking for. That's really the deciding factor in deciding whether we'd use them for a particular solution.
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What is HCL AppScan?
IBM Security AppScan enhances web application security and mobile application security, improves application security program management and strengthens regulatory compliance. By scanning your web and mobile applications prior to deployment, AppScan enables you to identify security vulnerabilities and generate reports and fix recommendations.
Also known asIBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT