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We performed a comparison between HCL AppScan and Sonatype Nexus Firewall based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

To learn more, read our detailed HCL AppScan vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""Another feature of Veracode is that they provide e-learning, but the e-learning is not basic, rather it is quite advanced... in the e-learning you can check into best practices for developing code and how to prevent improper management of some component of the code that could lead to a vulnerability. The e-learning that Veracode provides is an extremely good tool.""It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.""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 policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is pretty comprehensive, especially around PCI. If you do the static analysis, the dynamic analysis, and then a manual penetration test, it aggregates all of these results into one report. And then they create a PCI-specific report around it which helps to illustrate how the application adheres to different standards.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""Veracode provides guidance for fixing vulnerabilities. It enables developers to write secure code from the start by pointing them to the problematic line of code, and saying, "This function/method has security vulnerabilities," then suggests alternatives to fix it. Then, we adopt their suggestions of the tool. By implementing it in the right way, we can fix the issue. For example, if the tool has found a method where it copied one piece of memory into another piece of memory in the code. The tool points to problematic methods with the vulnerability and provides ways to code it more securely. By adopting their suggestions, we are fixing this vulnerability.""The Veracode technical support is very good. They are responsive and very knowledgeable."

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"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.""It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results.""It was easy to set up.""The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.""There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base.""AppScan is stable.""This is a stable solution.""The most valuable feature of HCL AppScan is scanning QR codes."

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"Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes vulnerable, it will notify you."

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Cons
"If the dynamic scan is improved, then the speed might go up. That is somehow not happening. We have raised this concern. It might also help if they could time limit scans to 24 hours instead of letting them go for three days. Then, whatever results could be shared, even if the scan is not complete, that would definitely help us.""The pricing for qualified startups such as Neo4j could be improved.""The UI could be better. Also, there are some scenarios where there is no security flaw, but the report indicates that there is a security flaw. The report is not perfectly accurate. So, the accuracy of the scanning reports needs improvement.""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.""Sometimes the scans are not done quickly, but the solutions that it provides are really good. The quality is high, but the analysis is not done extremely quickly.""When it comes to the speed of the pipeline scan, one of the things we have found with Veracode is that it's very fast with Java-based applications but a bit slow with C/C++ based applications. So we have implemented the pipeline scan only for Java-based applications not for the C/C++ applications.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights."

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"AppScan is too complicated and should be made more user-friendly.""One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""The solution could improve by having a mobile version.""The dashboard, for AppScan or the Fortified fast tool, which we use needs to be improved.""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.""Sometimes it doesn't work so well.""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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"What I don't like is the lack of an option to pick up the phone and call someone for support. That is something they need to improve on. They need to have a professional services package, or they need to include that option with their services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Veracode is one of the more expensive solutions in the market, but it is worth the expense because of the eLearning and the security consultations; everything is included in the license."
  • "Licensing cost is on a yearly basis and there are no additional costs, the pricing is straightforward."
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  • "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 pricing is reasonable if you're a large enterprise developing code. It's not super-expensive."
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    Top Answer:Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes… more »
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    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
    Nexus Firewall
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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.

    Nexus Firewall is a perimeter quality control for software development. Similar to a network firewall, it leverages rules you define that automatically shield you from unacceptable software components entering and another set for stopping them from exiting your application development.

    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
    EDF, Tomitribe, Crosskey, Blackboard, Travel audience
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Government21%
    Transportation Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Insurance Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    HCL AppScan vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HCL AppScan is ranked 16th in Application Security Tools with 8 reviews while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is ranked 18th in Application Security Tools with 2 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 6.6, while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Improves application security, identifies gaps, and performs well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sonatype Nexus Firewall writes "Significantly decreases our time to market for secure apps by automating open source approval". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, Fortify WebInspect and Acunetix, whereas Sonatype Nexus Firewall is most compared with JFrog Xray, Black Duck, SonarQube and Cisco ASA Firewall. See our HCL AppScan vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall report.

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