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Likelihood to Recommend

CAST Highlight

I think CAST is a great tool to give insight into your applications. The tool can be met with resistance from team members as the tool is going to expose defects that should be addressed. Out of the box, it may need some tailoring to focus on certain areas so that you are not overwhelmed with defects the first time you scan your code. But ultimately, you will want to eliminate all defects in the code and have all violations turned on.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

It does have its pros but they are outweighed by the cons. There are better scanners out there. WAS gets stuck at scanning a single page for such a long time that it barely covers any part of the application before reaching the 24-hour limit and concluding testing. It could be also because of the nature of our application, but I would expect dynamic scanners to be a bit smarter than this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CAST Highlight

  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

  • Excellent coverage in terms of vulnerabilities. From SQL injections to buffer overflows.
  • It is integrated with the Qualys Cloud Platform, which is our company-wide vulnerability management solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CAST Highlight

  • Code scans could be faster. A large application may need to be broken down into smaller sub-applications in order to facilitate faster code scans.
  • We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to best structure our code base in the application for ultimate performance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

  • Sometimes support can be a bit slow off the mark but in general it is good.
  • The scans can take longer than anticipated.
  • The reports can take a lot of customizing.
Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

Qualys WAS 7.4
Based on 2 answers
They had a support page within the WAS to report any concerns or seek help. But the UI of that is not smooth. Regardless support staff were pretty responsive and helpful. They scheduled calls to understand and address our problems. Email support is good as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CAST Highlight

These other tools only do a part of what CAST does. CAST gives a comprehensive view into the code looking at all aspects, code quality, security, maintainability, vulnerability, privacy, reuse, etc. These other tools only focus on one or two dimensions.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

The Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is integrated with our Qualys Cloud Platform so that we can have all the vulnerabilities in one single place. Also, the reporting capabilities of the Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is way higher than any other vulnerability management tool in the market (especially in terms of compliance reports, such as PCI and SOX).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CAST Highlight

  • I believe once we had the tool working for our code base, we immediately saw positive ROI.
  • We spent some time getting to where our code code be scanned efficiently but some of that was trying to do things ourselves instead of fully utilizing Cast Professional Services. I highly recommend to do an engagement with CAST to have them help setup the tool in your environment or to run it in the cloud for you.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys WAS

  • As a consultant Qualysguard WAS is a great tool in my toolbox for testing Web Applications for small to medium companies.
  • Fast and efficient you can start a consulting job quickly, giving feedback to a client almost immediately.
  • Never leave home without it.
Larry Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CAST Highlight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Qualys WAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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