IBM Security AppScan Other Advice

Director3005
Director Of Product Cyber Security at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
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 excellent. But it's just one of those things, until you see all the proof in the pudding... As of right now I would rate it an eight out of 10. The advice I would give to a colleague is, first, know your development process and where it's weak. From there, insert secure development, realize that it's not about the tool, it's about the process of development. Then find the tools that solve that. For us the key was, could it integrate, could it automate, and could it make the developer's workload easier? That's what we looked for. View full review »
Managingaf0a
Managing director at Accenture
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 terms of the technology. If you develop a tool, launch this tool, but don't have enough commitment to upgrade, to continuously enhance, it's not worth it. That's why I think IBM has a good presence in this area. My advice would be, don't see only the cost. Try to see the capability of the tools and, besides that, as I have stressed in this review, the capability of the vendor to invest in enhancing and mitigating the risks that will come. New risks, new threats, security threats, will appear. If you don't have a company that is continuously enhancing its software, there will be a problem. I would rate this product a nine out of 10. The reason I don't give it a 10 is because AppScan is a little bit expensive. IBM needs to work a little bit on the pricing model, decreasing the license cost. But with the maintenance - and the maintenance is the most important, as I told you, because it has to continuously enhance the tool to mitigate the increasing malware in the future - IBM could recover the investment and meet their target margins in another way. Unfortunately, there is a big discussion if it is very expensive, to use it or not, and there are competitors. I see competitors trying to grab this market. But from the point of view of quality, very excellent quality, it's above all the tools that I have worked with. View full review »
TimHill
Director For Security Products at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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 criteria when selecting a vendor: quality of the software. View full review »
SeniorCl3552
Senior Cloud Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Have a look at the competitors as well. There is more than one vendor in the market. I would definitely do your due diligence. View full review »
SeniorSe47a0
Senior Security Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
When selecting a vendor we look for * a global brand * support * user friendliness * cost, and the license models. I would recommend AppScan. View full review »
it_user279198
CEO at a government
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. View full review »
Applicat0b5f
Application Security Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
What I look for most in a vendor is the product, the offer, the service, the vendor service, and after sale support. I would definitely recommend this product. View full review »
Amr Elakkad
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Most important criteria when choosing to partner with a company: I started working with IBM only one year back. When I started a partnership with them, IBM had the security portfolio which covered most of the region where my customers were. IBM has a name with the support along the quality of its products. View full review »
PeopleLe1e05
People Leader Of Cyber Strategy And Solutions at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: At the end of the day, it would have to be the support and relationship. There are a lot of smart people out there building products which do things. However, not everyone can use them, and without having someone to call, it is sort of its own disadvantage. View full review »

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