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We performed a comparison between Contrast Security Assess and NowSecure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Assess has an excellent API interface to pull APIs.""By far, the thing that was able to provide value was the immediate response while testing ahead of release, in real-time.""The solution is very accurate in identifying vulnerabilities. In cases where we are performing application assessment using Contrast Assess, and also using legacy application security testing tools, Contrast successfully identifies the same vulnerabilities that the other tools have identified but it also identifies significantly more. In addition, it has visibility into application components that other testing methodologies are unaware of."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to download an application without actually putting in the APK. It gives us an option to put the APK in if we want to but we can download it from the App Store and Play Store."

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"I think there was activity underway to support the centralized configuration control. There are ways to do it, but I think they were productizing more of that.""To instrument an agent, it has to be running on a type of application technology that the agent recognizes and understands. It's excellent when it works. If we're using an application that is using an unsupported technology, then we can't instrument it at all. We do use PHP and Contrast presently doesn't support that, although it's on their roadmap. My primary hurdle is that it doesn't support all of the technologies that we use.""The out-of-the-box reporting could be improved. We need to write our own APIs to make the reporting more robust."

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"In this solution, there are two kinds of testing, static analysis, and dynamic analysis. There needs some improvement in testing with dynamic analysis because I have found it is not accurate"

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  • "It's a tiered licensing model. The more you buy, as you cross certain quantity thresholds, the pricing changes. If you have a smaller environment, your licensing costs are going to be different than a larger environment... The licensing is primarily per application. An application can be as many agents as you need. If you've got 10 development servers and 20 production servers and 50 QA servers, all of those agents can be reporting as a single application that utilizes one license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:By far, the thing that was able to provide value was the immediate response while testing ahead of release, in real-time.
    Top Answer:For what it offers, it's a very reasonable cost. The way that it is priced is extremely straightforward. It works on the number of applications that you use, and you license a server. It is something… more »
    Top Answer:Contrast is good at listening to its customers and setting product directions based on their feedback. Contrast continues to improve along multiple axes. One axis is languages and platforms. Support… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ability to download an application without actually putting in the APK. It gives us an option to put the APK in if we want to but we can download it from the App Store… more »
    Top Answer:In this solution, there are two kinds of testing, static analysis, and dynamic analysis. There needs some improvement in testing with dynamic analysis because I have found it is not accurate. In an… more »
    Top Answer:We use this solution for application security testing.
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    Overview

    Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

    NowSecure experts have conducted advanced pen testing for some of the world's most demanding organizations - including banks, insurance companies, government agencies, healthcare organizations, retail conglomerates, high-tech businesses, and more. Mobile apps are prone to sensitive data leakages and attacks, yet a manual test for just one app can take several weeks. To enable faster, more frequent testing, we built a test engine that successfully automates repeatable and time-consuming mobile appsec testing, remediation and reporting tasks. The result - the foundation of the NowSecure platform, which significantly reduces testing time and costs without compromising full depth of security coverage.

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    Sample Customers
    Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
    Vaporstream, FIS, MEA Financial, Silent Circle, Capital One, Citi, EY, EMC, Emerson, Kaiser Permanente, The Home Depot, Humana, Shell, Kellogg's, TD Bank, VMware
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
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    November 2022
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    Contrast Security Assess is ranked 13th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews while NowSecure is ranked 25th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. Contrast Security Assess is rated 8.6, while NowSecure is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Contrast Security Assess writes "We're gathering vulnerability data from multiple environments in real time, fundamentally changing how we identify issues in applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NowSecure writes "Scalable and reliable, but dynamic analysis needs improvement". Contrast Security Assess is most compared with Veracode, SonarQube, Snyk, Fortify WebInspect and HCL AppScan, whereas NowSecure is most compared with Veracode, GitLab, ImmuniWeb, Checkmarx and Acunetix.

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