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Likelihood to Recommend

HCL AppScan

This application is well suited for all web applications with the primary difficulty being that is does not handle federated logins.However since we have validated our federation and vetted it well it is not a critical issue to bypass federation for scanning a site, only an inconvenience as we have to setup bypass authentication and then remove so that is cannot be used by an attacker
Seth Shestack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsparker

Netsparker is very thorough but can take a very long time to scan a web application. It can also take a long time to learn and configure. Its thoroughness is a very good part of the product but if the application does [not] need this thoroughness it is probably a waste of time to run Netsparker on the website.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HCL AppScan

  • AppScan works well in finding application vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting and all of the OWASP top 10.
  • Flexible reporting allows us to generate executive reports for application owners as well as separate technical reports for developers and system engineers.
  • Technical reports include remediation information and cross reference CVSS scores
  • Because it maintains data on all repeated assessments it helps us to do trending and metrics on compliance
Seth Shestack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsparker

  • NetSparker has excellent customer service. When our team had to learn to use it for the first time, we had to communicate directly with NetSparker consultants.
  • NetSparker is very user-friendly. It's UI is organized and keeps all the different scans we have set-up in a very clean visual.
  • Netsparker has a selection of workflows and integration tools that make it useful for keeping all of my teammates on the same page.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HCL AppScan

  • We have been asking IBM to upgrade the connectivity from scanner to database to use TLS 1.2. Currently uses TLS 1.0 which we are trying to completely deprecate from our environment.
  • We have been having some login issues with authenticated scans for applications that use federated login (Shibboleth) dur to re-directs and timeouts. For these systems we have to bypass the federation and login directly to the application.
Seth Shestack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsparker

  • Netsparker Cloud is expensive and restricts the number of website URLs that you are allowed to scan. This restricts us from scanning all of the websites that we create and only allows us to scan a small subset of number of the website we produce.
  • Netsparker is difficult to configure and I often need to open a ticket with support to figure out how to use the product. I have been vulnerability testing websites for over 10 years and I still don't think I really know how to use Netsparker.
  • Netsparker can take a very long time to complete a scan due to the number of items it can scan for. Be certain to reduce the technologies that your scan will be looking at. Also, expect a large website to possibly take over two days to complete. Not something you really want to have happen on a developer checking on some source code.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HCL AppScan

No score
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Netsparker

Netsparker 10.0
Based on 2 answers
NetSparker support is amazing. When first introducing this software to the team, there was a lot of communication going on between Netsparker consultants and our team. They have answered our questions very efficiently and have had consultants come to our department for training. They are open to suggestions for improvements and enhancements as well.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HCL AppScan

We have been using AppScan for about 14 years (Before it was acquired by IBM). A few years ago we did an upgrade from the standard edition to the enterprise edition (to allow several users at once) in order to accommodate the growth of our team. Prior to this upgrade we looked at several other products and decided to stay with AppScan.One of the major reasons was our familiarity with this product so that we could upgrade without the need to train our staff on a new product. All of these products were very close in comparison so we found no compelling reason to change.
Seth Shestack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsparker

I currently use OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite Professional and Veracode Dynamic Scan. ZAP is very easy to use and the web developers use it regularly. Burp Suite is very customizable as is Netsparker but usually take much less time to scan a website. Both of these tools are programmable and allow me to add special items to a scan when I need it. They are also much better documented. Veracode also has a static code analysis tool that we use much more often then the dynamic analysis tool but we do use both parts of Veracode.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HCL AppScan

  • The positive impact is that it gives us a way to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in our web applications prior to being placed in production
Seth Shestack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Netsparker

  • NetSparker has saved the team a lot of time since the scans quicker than our older software.
  • NetSparker has been costing the company a lot compared to previous security software.
  • Netsparker has helped improved our overall business objectives by finding an efficient and collaborative way to run scans on our systems.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HCL AppScan

General

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

Netsparker

General

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

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