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We performed a comparison between HCL AppScan 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 HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The most valuable feature of HCL AppScan is scanning QR codes.""This is a stable solution.""It was easy to set up.""AppScan is stable.""There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base.""The HCL AppScan turnaround time for Burp Suite or any new feature request is pretty good, and that is why we are sticking with the HCL.""The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.""It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results."

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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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"They have to improve support.""AppScan is too complicated and should be made more user-friendly.""The dashboard, for AppScan or the Fortified fast tool, which we use needs to be improved.""Sometimes it doesn't work so well.""One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""The solution often has a high number of false positives. It's an aspect they really need to improve upon.""The solution could improve by having a mobile version.""We have experienced challenges when trying to integrate this solution with other products. When you compare it with the other SecOps products, the quality of the output is too low. It is not a new-age product. It is very outdated."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "With the features, that they offer, and the support, they offer, AppScan pricing is on a higher level."
  • "Pricing was the main reason that we went ahead with this solution as they were the lowest in the market."
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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:We have experienced challenges when trying to integrate this solution with other products. When you compare it with the other SecOps products, the quality of the output is too low. It is not a new-age… more »
    Top Answer:This is a primarily application security testing solution.
    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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    Also Known As
    IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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    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.

    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
    Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Transportation Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HCL AppScan is ranked 10th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 8 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 18th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 6.6, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Improves application security, identifies gaps, and performs well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Scan web applications for vulnerabilities and automate testing with various engines". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx and Contrast Security Assess, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix, Web Application Scanning and Checkmarx. See our HCL AppScan vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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