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We performed a comparison between Contrast Security Assess and Rapid7 AppSpider based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Security Testing (AST) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Contrast Security Assess vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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 initial deployment is very straightforward and simple. The product is stable if configured properly.""The setup is usually straightforward.""When it is set up properly, it can do scanning on web apps with multiple engines automatically."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"AppSpider could improve in the area of integration. They need to add more integration opportunities.""The tech support is responsive but issues remain unresolved.""Integration could be better.""The enterprise interface is too simple. It should be more customizable.""There are some glitches with stability, and it is an area for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is pretty fair."
  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of users."
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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 setup is usually straightforward.
    Top Answer:Integration could be better. For example, while doing the scanning, using the recording username and passwords, there are issues. Also, they could integrate CSED into the product which would benefit… more »
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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.

    SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

    Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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    Sample Customers
    Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
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    Computer Software Company20%
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    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Contrast Security Assess vs. Rapid7 AppSpider
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Contrast Security Assess vs. Rapid7 AppSpider and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Contrast Security Assess is ranked 13th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 18th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews. Contrast Security Assess is rated 8.6, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 0.0. 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 Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Scan web applications for vulnerabilities and automate testing with various engines". Contrast Security Assess is most compared with Veracode, Snyk, SonarQube, HCL AppScan and Fortify WebInspect, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning and HCL AppScan. See our Contrast Security Assess vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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