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We performed a comparison between Qualys Web Application Scanning 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 Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider Report (Updated: October 2022).
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Pros
"It works with many different products.""Qualys WAS' most valuable features are the navigation flow of the UI and the option for a different layer of security (identification and operation through email and mobile).""I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be wonderful and full of colors. It allows many types of outputs, such as bar and chart previews.""Qualys' process of updating signatures is something we really appreciate, and it's way ahead of its industry peers."

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"What I like most about AppSpider is that it's easy to use and its automated scan gives me all the details I need to know when it comes to vulnerabilities and their solutions.""The setup is usually straightforward.""The initial deployment is very straightforward and simple. The product is stable if configured properly.""AppSpider's most valuable feature is reporting - everything is stored in the local database so it can be sent to other machines."

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Cons
"When comparing this solution to Veracode, Veracode has good interactive features and gives a clear understanding of what the vulnerabilities are, which error line of the vulnerability is on and what can be done. It gives interactive features, whereas this solution does not give a clear understanding of where or how to fix the problem.""There could be better management and faster scanning.""We procured around 110 licenses for Web Application Scanning, but we have issues running concurrent scans. I don't currently have the option to trigger scans for all 100-plus websites. The default limit is around 10 conference scans. It's not very scalable, to be honest, because of the limitation that they put on concurrent scans.""Sometimes the response time is low because the handshake fails, and then you have to re-login and start again."

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"There are some glitches with stability, and it is an area for improvement.""One of the challenges I have with AppSpider is that it gives you a lot of false positives, especially when compared to other solutions.""Integration could be better.""AppSpider has some problems with the RAM needed while scanning."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable."
  • "Qualys WAS' pricing is competitive."
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  • "The price is pretty fair."
  • "The licensing cost depends on the number of users."
  • "AppSpider is closed-source software and you need to acquire a license in order to use it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I don't directly deal with the licensing aspect of the product.
    Top Answer:There could be better management and faster scanning. An application may have a lot of URLs and complexity. If there are a couple of applications, that complexity multiplies. It can take three or four… more »
    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
    Qualys WAS
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    Overview

    Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a fully cloud-based web application security scanner. The scanner will automatically crawl periodically and test web applications to discover potential vulnerabilities, including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The consistent testing equips the automated service to generate consistent results, lessen false positives, and offer the ability to scale to protect thousands of websites effortlessly.

    Qualys Web Application Scanning is bundled with different scanning technology to carefully scan websites for malware infections and will send notifications to website owners to assist in preventing blacklisting and brand reputation damage. As digital transformation takes place in various organizations, Qualys WAS gives organizations the ability to track and document their web app security status through its interactive reporting capabilities.

    Qualys WAS empowers organizations to remediate any web application vulnerabilities quickly. Some of the key tools offered are:

    • Deep Scanning: All apps and APIs on your internal network and public cloud are covered by Qualys WAS deep scanning to show you any visible vulnerabilities.

    • DevSec Ops Tool: Detect security issues in your code while still in app development stages and generate comprehensive reports.

    • Comprehensive Discovery: Discover and catalog new and unknown web apps in your network.

    • Malware Detection: Scan a website, identify vulnerabilities, and receive alerts to any infections.


    Benefits of Qualys Web Application Scanning

    Qualys Web Application Scanning offers many benefits, including:

    • Quick Deployment: Requires no infrastructure or software to upkeep.

    • Effortless Scalability: Effortlessly launch a deep scan and protect thousands of websites.

    • Centralized Management: Manage and mend all web app vulnerabilities through a single interface.

    • Excellent Integration Capabilities: Integrates with Qualys Web App Firewall (WAF) for a single-click virtual patching of found vulnerabilities.

    • Respond to Threats Immediately: Qualys Continuous Monitoring offers the user a hands-free service by automatically launching scanning and sending notifications of a potential threat.

    • Cost-effective Solution: Data is analyzed in real time as Qualys WAS is an end-to-end solution; this helps avoid costs associated with managing multiple security vendors.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Qualys Web Application Scanning stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two of those reasons are its progressive scan and quick detection of vulnerabilities.

    P.K., a senior software developer at a tech vendor, writes, "The feature that I have found most valuable is the progressive scan. It is good. It's done in 24 hours."

    Nagaraj S., lead cybersecurity engineer at a tech service company, notes, "I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be wonderful and full of colors. It allows many types of outputs, such as bar and chart previews."

    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
    BskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
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    Financial Services Firm40%
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    Computer Software Company20%
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    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    University29%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider
    October 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider and other solutions. Updated: October 2022.
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    Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 16th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 23rd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 4 reviews. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.8, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "We like its process of updating signatures, and it's way ahead of its industry peers. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Easy automated web app scanning, but gives many false positives and isn't always stable". Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, OWASP Zap, Veracode, SonarQube and PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning and Checkmarx. See our Qualys Web Application Scanning vs. Rapid7 AppSpider report.

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