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Pros
"It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results.""The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.""There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base."

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"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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Cons
"The solution often has a high number of false positives. It's an aspect they really need to improve upon.""One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""They have to improve support."

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"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."

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Questions from the Community
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The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.
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They have to improve support. Their support before, when it was IBM, was very good technical support. However, now, it's very bad. They could add more language coverage. They don't cover so many… more »
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I don't have information on the relationship HCL has with my company. My understanding is they are just a vendor for us. In general, I would rate them at a six out of ten. There are many areas in… more »
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Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally.
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From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly. Some aspects were difficult and therefore less useful for us, perhaps we lack the coding knowledge on that.
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We are a large company based in India. The primary use case of this solution is for our REST architecture. Parasoft uses different languages like JSON, XML and SORBS. It's like an API testing tool and… more »
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11,241
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3
Average Words per Review
464
Rating
7.0
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5,842
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3,321
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1
Average Words per Review
458
Rating
7.0
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Also Known As
IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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Overview

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.

Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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Sample Customers
Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government27%
Manufacturing Company18%
Insurance Company18%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm46%
Government15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise68%
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise68%
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HCL AppScan is ranked 11th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 17th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. HCL AppScan is rated 7.0, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Allows for dynamic scanning but lacks easy CI/CD integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and OWASP Zap, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with SonarQube, Postman, Coverity, SoapUI Pro and Tricentis Tosca.

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