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Director3005
Real User
Director Of Product Cyber Security at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... 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... more»
Managingaf0a
Consultant
Managing director at Accenture
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... 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... 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... more»
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Rodolfo San Vicente
Real User
CTO at Anzen
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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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... more»
Racardo Perez
Real User
Chief information with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

We are currently using it in the integration of our agile process so we can find any breaches in the apps while they're in the development process. We can then fix breaches before... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we had this solution, our security team was doing manual reviews with the scripts. This would take us a lot of work hours and a lot of people were involved in the process.... more»

What needs improvement?

We are moving a lot into mobile. While the solution does have a lot of functionalities in mobile, we are trying to expand it more aggressively. We would like to see a check in the... more»

What other advice do I have?

At the beginning, you need to know the reach and what you are expecting. The solution is not going to be a silver bullet that will fix everything in your app. You have to have a... more»
TimHill
Real User
Director For Security Products at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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... more»

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... 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... 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... more»
SeniorCl3552
Consultant
Senior Cloud Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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... 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.
SeniorSe47a0
Real User
Senior Security Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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... 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.
IbmBusin660a
Real User
IBM Business Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 13 2018

What do you think of IBM Security AppScan?

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. • Improvements to My Organization: I'm mainly working on the licensing side and not the technical side, so I don't get this kind of feedback. • Valuable Features: Scalability, and it's a very powerful tool. • Room for Improvement: I believe there are improvements that can be made, but I'm not aware of those kinds of things. • Use of Solution: One to three years. • Stability Issues: It's stable. • Scalability Issues: For the market in Finland, when we are talking about a mid-size company, it equals a small company here in the...
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What is IBM Security 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.

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Rational AppScan, AppScan
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