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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Fortify on Demand 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.
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"It is an extremely robust, scalable, and stable solution.""Fortify on Demand can be scaled very easily.""The features that I have found most valuable include its security scan, the vulnerability finds, and the web interface to search and review the issues.""Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.""Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.""It's a stable and scalable solution.""There is not only one specific feature that we find valuable. The idea is to integrate the solution in DevSecOps which we were able to do.""The most valuable feature of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is the information it can provide. There is quite a lot of information. It can pinpoint right down to where the problem is, allowing you to know where to fix it. Overall the features are easy to use, you don't have to be a coder. You can be a manager, or in IT operations, et cetera, anyone can use it. It is quite a well-rounded functional solution."

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"The setup is usually straightforward.""AppSpider's most valuable feature is reporting - everything is stored in the local database so it can be sent to other machines.""The initial deployment is very straightforward and simple. The product is stable if configured properly."

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Cons
"Fortify on Demand could be improved with support in Russia.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we have to use Windows Agent. This is something they could improve.""In terms of what could be improved, we need more strategic analysis reports, not just for one specific application, but for the whole enterprise. In the next release, we need more reports and more analytic views for all the applications. There is no enterprise view in Fortify. I would like enterprise views and reports.""There are lots of limitations with code technology. It cannot scan .net properly either.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand could improve the user interface by making it more user-friendly.""During development, when our developer makes changes to their code, they typically use GitHub or GitLab to track those changes. However, proper integration between Fortify on Demand and GitHub and GitLab is not there yet. Improved integration would be very valuable to us.""We typically do our bulk uploads of our scans with some automation at the end of the development cycle but the scanning can take a lot of time. If you were doing all of it at regular intervals it would still consume a lot of time. This could procedure could improve.""An improvement would be the ability to get vulnerabilities flowing automatically into another system."

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"AppSpider has some problems with the RAM needed while scanning.""Integration could be better.""There are some glitches with stability, and it is an area for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide."
  • "We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price."
  • "The price is fair compared to that of other solutions."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need."
  • "The solution is expensive and the price could be reduced."
  • "The pricing model it's based on how many applications you wish to scan."
  • "Micro Focus Fortify on Demand licenses are managed by our IT team and the license model is user-based."
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  • "The price is pretty fair."
  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of users."
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    Overview

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is a web application security testing tool that enables continuous monitoring. The solution is designed to help you with security testing, vulnerability management and tailored expertise, and is able to provide the support needed to easily create, supplement, and expand a software security assurance program without the need for additional infrastructure or resources.

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Features

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Deployment flexibility
    • Scalability
    • Built for DevSecOps
    • Ease of use
    • Supports 27+ languages
    • Real-time vulnerability identification with
    • Security Assistant
    • Actionable results in less than 1 hour for most applications with DevOps automation
    • Expanded coverage, accuracy and remediation details with IAST runtime agent
    • Continuous application monitoring of production applications
    • Virtual patches
    • Supports iOS and Android mobile applications
    • Security vulnerability identification
    • Behavioral and reputation analysis

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Micro Focus Fortify on Demand. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Fast remediation: With Micro Focus Fortify on Demand you can achieve fast remediation throughout the software lifecycle with robust assessments by a team of security experts.
    • Easy integration: The solution’s integration ecosystem is easy to use, creating a more secure software supply chain.
    • Security testing: Micro Focus Fortify on Demand covers in-depth mobile app security testing, open-source analysis, and vendor application security management, in addition to static and dynamic testing.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Micro Focus Fortify on Demand solution.

    Dionisio V., Senior System Analyst at Azurian, says, "One of the top features is the source code review for vulnerabilities. When we look at source code, it's hard to see where areas may be weak in terms of security, and Fortify on Demand's source code review helps with that." He goes on to add, “Another reason I like Fortify on Demand is because our code often includes open source libraries, and it's important to know when the library is outdated or if it has any known vulnerabilities in it. This information is important to us when we're developing our solutions and Fortify on Demand informs us when it detects any vulnerable open source libraries.”

    A Security Systems Analyst at a retailer mentions, “Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.”

    Jayashree A., Executive Manager at PepsiCo, comments, “Once we have our project created with our application pipeline connected to the test scanning, it only takes two minutes. The report explaining what needs to be modified related to security and vulnerabilities in our code is very helpful. We are able to do static and dynamic code scanning. When we are exploring some of the endpoints this solution identifies many loopholes that hackers could utilize for an attack. This has been very helpful and surprising how many vulnerabilities there can be.”

    A Principal Solutions Architect at a security firm explains, “Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.”

    PeerSpot user Mamta J., Co-Founder at TechScalable, states, "Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much."

    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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    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. Rapid7 AppSpider
    October 2022
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 21 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 22nd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 3 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Can be easily deployed, but the stability needs improvement". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Veracode, Coverity 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 Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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