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Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are that you can do static analysis and dynamic analysis on a scheduled basis and that you can push the findings into JIRA.""The visibility into application status helps reduce risk exposure for our software. Today, any findings provided by the DAST are reviewed by the developers and we have internal processes in place to correct those findings before there can be a release. So it absolutely does prevent us from releasing weak code.""There are quite a few features that are very reliable, like the newly launched Veracode Pipelines Scan, which is pretty awesome. It supports the synchronous pipeline pretty well. We been using it out of the Jira plugin, and that is fantastic.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""It is SaaS hosted. That makes it very convenient to use. There is no initial time needed to set up an application. Scanning is a matter of minutes. You just log in, create an application profile, associate a security configuration, and that's about it. It takes 10 minutes to start. The lack of initial lead time or initial overhead to get going is the primary advantage.""The solution's ability to prevent vulnerable code from going into production is perfectly fine. It delivers, at least for the reports that we have been checking on Java and JavaScript. It has reported things that were helpful.""Their dashboard is really good, overall. In my opinion, it's one of the best in the market, and I say that because we have used other service providers.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous."

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"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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"I have found the best features to be the performance and there are a lot of additional plugins available.""With the Extender Tab, if you know how to code then you can create a plugin and add it to Burp.""I have found this solution has more plugins than other competitors which is a benefit. You are able to attach different plugins to the security scan to add features. For example, you can check to see if there are any payment systems that exist on a server, or username and password brute force analysis.""The most valuable feature is the application security. It also has a reasonable price.""I find the attack model quite amazing, where I can write my scripts and load my scripts as well, which helps quite a bit. All the active scanning that it can do is also quite a lot helpful. It speeds up our vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. Right now, I am enjoying its in-browser, which also helps quite a bit. I'm always confused about setting up some proxy, but it really is the big solution we all want.""The active scanner, which does an automated search of any web vulnerabilities.""The most valuable features are Burp Intruder and Burp Scanner.""The reporting part is the most valuable. It also has very good features. We use almost all of the features for different kinds of customers and needs."

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Cons
"The feature that allows me to read which mitigation answer was submitted, and to approve it, requires me to use do so in different screens. That makes it a little bit more complicated because I have to read and then I have to go back and make sure it falls under the same number ID number. That part is a little bit complicated from my perspective, because that's what I use the most.""The policies you have, where you can tune the findings you get, don't allow you not to file tickets about certain findings. It will always report the findings, even if you know you're not that concerned about a library writing to a system log, for example. It will keep raising them, even though you may have a ticket about it. The integration will keep updating the ticket every time the scan runs.""The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""There is much to be desired of UI and user experience. The UI is very slow. With every click, it just takes a lot of time for the pages to load. We have seen this consistently since getting this solution. The UI and UX are very disjointed.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it.""If Veracode was more diversified, as far as the number of platforms and the number of applications it could do in our favor, we would be using it even more. But there are a number of platforms it doesn't support. For example, I know they support C+, .NET, and Java, but there are certain platforms they don't support and that was disappointing.""Veracode has plenty of data. The problem is the information on the dashboards of Veracode, as the user interface is not great. It's not immediately usable. Most of the time, the best way to use it is to just create issues and put them in JIRA... But if I were a startup, and only had products with a good user interface, I wouldn't use Veracode because the UI is very dated."

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

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"A lot of our interns find it difficult to get used to PortSwigger Burp's environment.""There needs to be better documentation provided. Currently, we need to buy books, or we need to review online some use cases from other professionals who have been using the solution to find out their experience. It is not easy to find out how to properly do a security assessment.""It should provide a better way to integrate with Jenkins so that DAST (dynamic application security testing) can be automated.""If we're running a huge number of scans regularly, it slows down the tool.""We wish that the Spider feature would appear in the same shape that it does in previous versions.""There should be a heads up display like the one available in OWASP Zap.""There is not much automation in the tool.""The pricing of the solution is quite high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization."
  • "I don't really know about the pricing, but I'd say it's worth whatever Veracode is charging, because the solution is that good."
  • "Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing."
  • "If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount."
  • "Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive."
  • "We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive."
  • "The pricing is really fair compared to a lot of other tools on the market."
  • "It is very reasonably priced compared to what we were paying our previous vendor. For the same price, we are getting much more value and reducing our AppSec costs from 40 to 50 percent."
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  • "There are different licenses available that include a free version."
  • "At $400 or $500 per license paid annually, it is a very cheap tool."
  • "PortSwigger is reasonably-priced. It's fair."
  • "It has a yearly license. I am satisfied with its price."
  • "We are using the community version, which is free."
  • "It is expensive for us in Brazil because the currency exchange rate from a dollar to a Brazilian Real is quite steep."
  • "The price for the solution is expensive and could be cheaper. We pay an annual license and our team has several of them."
  • "It's a lower priced tool that we can rely on with good standard mechanisms."
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    I was impressed with the pricing we got from Veracode. I was able to make it work very well within our budget.
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    The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.
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    Also Known As
    IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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    Overview

    Veracode covers all your Application Security needs in one solution through a combination of five analysis types; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Unlike on-premise solutions that are hard to scale and focused on finding rather than fixing, Veracode comprises a unique combination of SaaS technology and on-demand expertise that enables DevSecOps through integration with your pipeline, and empowers developers to find and fix security defects.

    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.

    Burp Suite Professional, by PortSwigger, is the world’s leading toolkit for web security testing. Over 52,000 users worldwide, across all industries and organization sizes, trust Burp Suite Professional to find more vulnerabilities, faster. With expertly-engineered manual and automated tooling, you're able to test smarter - not harder.

    PortSwigger is the web security company that is enabling the world to secure the web. Over 50,000 security engineers rely on our software and expertise to secure their world.

    Offer
    Keep your software secure

    Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.

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    Sample Customers
    State of Missouri, Rekner
    Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
    Google, Amazon, NASA, FedEx, P&G, Salesforce
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Government25%
    Transportation Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Insurance Company17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Manufacturing Company40%
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Insurance Company7%
    University7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government7%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    HCL AppScan is ranked 17th in Application Security with 3 reviews while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is ranked 6th in Application Security with 18 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 7.0, while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is rated 8.4. 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 PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional writes "Best for manual penetration testing, a great user interface, and offers good scanning capabilities". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap, Fortify WebInspect and Checkmarx, whereas PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is most compared with OWASP Zap, Fortify WebInspect, Acunetix by Invicti, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning and SonarQube. See our HCL AppScan vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional report.

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