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2020-11-04T15:21:44Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering HCL AppScan?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HCL AppScan, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PD
Director at KPMG
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-13T09:40:00Z
13 July 22

Overall performance of this solution is not terrible but it does not offer new age features. If you want to integrate with other solutions or complete testing in the cloud, this is not the right solution. I would advise others considering this solution to complete a proper proof of concept or to run a pilot before implementing it. I would rate this solution a three out of ten.

VijayKumar16 - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Business Development Executive - Applications, Data & AI Practice at Kyndryl
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-26T11:03:23Z
26 May 22

I would rate AppScan four out of ten.

EE
Innovation manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-05T16:28:25Z
05 May 22

We are end-users. I'd rate the solution a seven out of ten.

Manh Duong - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Groupe PROGEREAL- FINAREAL - PROMOREAL
Real User
2022-04-05T08:31:22Z
05 April 22

I rate HCL AppScan an eight out of ten.

RN
Principal Architect, Application Build Security. at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-19T14:46:24Z
19 January 22

Before you choose a tool, whether it is Burp Suite, AppScan, or any other tool, you must first construct your business requirements, or the business use case. And you must detail out all of the product's features, as well as map the features to the business use cases. If the product meets or exceeds the majority of the business use cases, then you only need to choose that product. Otherwise, you will end up customizing the product after you buy it, which will create issues in terms of engaging with the professional services of that specific vendor. Then there's the matter of time and money. Detail all of your business use cases, then map those use cases to the product feature list and choose the product. We have a business relationship with AppScan, as customers, and some of our business partners have project outsourcing with IT companies, such as HCL, IBM, Dell, and Infosys. I would rate HCL AppScan a nine out of ten.

FM
Senior Manager, IT Test Automation Engineering at a outsourcing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-02-17T00:01:13Z
17 February 21

I don't have information on the relationship HCL has with my company. My understanding is they are just a vendor for us. In general, I would rate them at a six out of ten. There are many areas in which they could improve, including by adding more languages and re-vamping their technical support. They are lacking in a lot of areas.

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SH
Owner/ Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Consultant
Top 10
2020-12-07T14:45:36Z
07 December 20

I worked with the solution at a previous company. Now I am a consultant and I no longer work with the product. I don't have a business relationship with HCL. I wanted to do a POC with the current state of what was IBM AppScan and now is HCL. I contacted my contacts at IBM and then they started off the conversation and it went smoothly because a number of people from IBM had gone over to HCL when that product was acquired. Various tools have their strengths, I would advise anyone who is interested in using a similar solution do a proof of concept first with a few options. Try Checkmarx, Fortify, Veracode, and AppScan, and see which one makes the most sense for your company's purposes. Those would be the top four in my opinion right now. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

TD
General Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-04T15:21:44Z
04 November 20

I would recommend AppScan to other businesses. In a small-scale setup, it works perfectly fine, but if you are a larger organization with a lot of applications and you need to do CI/CD, then it's probably not the solution for you. Conversely, in a small organization with less than 20 applications, this will work pretty nicely. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. If they can integrate with CI/CD and make the log-in mechanism a little smoother, they should be able to scale it up. If they could integrate with the CI/CD pipeline and make the scans a little faster, then I would give it a higher rating.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 13, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 4 answers
SH
Owner/ Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
07 December 20
I don't know the prices currently. I knew the prices when it was still in-house with IBM, however, I don't know what the cost is now.
RN
Principal Architect, Application Build Security. at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
19 January 22
With the features, that they offer, and the support, they offer, AppScan pricing is on a higher level. They should reduce it slightly. But, in my opinion, it's not a big deal. If a tool is able to satisfy all your requirements, it doesn't matter, the cost is not a deciding factor. There are no additional fees in addition to the licensing fee.
Manoj Kumar Kemisetty - PeerSpot reviewer
Sap Advanced Business Application Programming Consultant at Accenture
Jun 17, 2021
Hi community members, Is SonarQube is the best tool for static analysis? Are there any good tools that compete with SonarQube?
2 out of 10 answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
20 July 20
@Anshuman Kishore @TibinLukose @Donovan Greeff you've recently written reviews for SonarQube - do you have some insight to help @Manoj Kumar Kemisetty with this question? 
NP
Team Lead at CNSI
24 July 20
The static tool we can use is Fortify or IBM Appscan. SonarQube is widely used for coding standards.
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