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HCL AppScan
Formerly from IBM

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What is HCL AppScan?

AppScan (formerly Rational AppScan) is an application security testing solution acquired by HCL Technologies from IBM in late 2018. Appscan supports both dynamic (DAST) and static (SAST) application security testing.

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HCL AppScan has been highly regarded by organizations seeking to secure their mobile and web applications. Users have found the tool …
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What is HCL AppScan?

AppScan (formerly Rational AppScan) is an application security testing solution acquired by HCL Technologies from IBM in late 2018. Appscan supports both dynamic (DAST) and static (SAST) application security testing.

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Product Demos

HCL AppScan: Issue Management Gateway Workflow Overview

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HCL AppScan Source V10: Scan a GoLang Application

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Bring Code to Scan into AppScan Source

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HCL AppScan Standard: Setting Up Your First Scan (v 10.0.0)

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Setting up HCL License Server for AppScan

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HCL AppScan on Cloud: Azure DevOps Plug-In Demo

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Product Details

What is HCL AppScan?

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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

HCL AppScan has been highly regarded by organizations seeking to secure their mobile and web applications. Users have found the tool invaluable for performing Dynamic Application Scans, enabling them to navigate through sites and identify potential vulnerabilities or fixes. The application offers a range of configurations, allowing users to customize their security measures based on their specific needs and capacity. This flexibility has made HCL AppScan a popular choice for conducting in-depth security assessments as part of vulnerability management programs. Users have compared HCL AppScan with other products and free alternatives, noting that the test patterns have become standardized across different solutions. The tool has not only helped teams reduce errors but also ensured adherence to security best practices throughout the software development cycle. Additionally, HCL AppScan provides holistic visibility into the security posture of applications, safeguarding them from threats, vulnerabilities, and compliance violations. Supporting a wide array of languages, this well-engineered source code analysis tool is highly regarded for its static application security testing capabilities. Users have found it easy to share reports generated by HCL AppScan with development members, facilitating collaboration and problem-solving. Furthermore, the tool has been used to pinpoint application vulnerabilities in web applications as well as ensure patching compliance and identify new vulnerabilities. Overall, HCL AppScan has emerged as a reliable solution for organizations looking to proactively address security concerns within their applications.

Users have made the following recommendations based on their experiences with HCL AppScan:

  1. Use IBM AppScan for comprehensive security testing. It provides a wide range of security testing capabilities, including SAST, DAST, Mobile app Security Testing, and IAST. IBM AppScan is suitable for mobile-based organizations and offers support for multiple programming languages. It can easily integrate with CI/CD pipelines, making it suitable for organizations adopting DevOps practices.

  2. Perform thorough testing to identify all vulnerabilities. While IBM AppScan is considered a great product, it may not identify all vulnerabilities. To ensure maximum effectiveness, users recommend conducting proper tests and utilizing specific use cases before moving into production.

  3. Benefit from IBM's expertise in software solutions. IBM is a leader in providing software solutions, and users believe that IBM AppScan is a prime example of their pioneering work. They recommend using IBM AppScan to identify security issues and vulnerabilities within applications. The comprehensive report generated by IBM AppScan helps in understanding and addressing these issues effectively.

In summary, users recommend using IBM AppScan for its wide range of security testing capabilities, suggest thorough testing to identify vulnerabilities, and highlight the benefits of IBM's expertise in software solutions.

Reviews

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Test the application
  • Explore the application for vulnerabilities
  • Runs automatic scans
  • It can have a FAQ session in the Application itself.
  • It can recommend the fix for the error that occurred during the scan.
  • Like its storing multiple manuals explore, It should have the capability of storing multiple logins.
Sanjana Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to manage
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to connect to our CI/CD pipeline
  • Good documentation
  • Trustful assessment
  • Cost can be a factor
  • Troubleshooting is a bit difficult.
  • Sometimes take long time for scanning
Brandon R Hudson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Programming function.
  • Vulnerability diagnostic report.
  • I think it is convenient to be able to diagnose vulnerabilities regularly with the scheduling function.
  • The functions you want, the points that are difficult to understand.
  • Issues presented in the vulnerability diagnostic report may not be fully explained and not well understood.
  • You may think it is very basic and natural, "diagnose screen after login" "diagnose according to input transition ⇒ confirmation ⇒ completion" but to do all this, you need regular expressions, and macros, there are many products that require you to write scripts.
November 07, 2021

HCL AppScan insights

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • learns behavior of each application to test application-specific vulnerabilities
  • Provides mobile application scan with predefined templates
  • simplify the upfront planning for configuration
  • improves the resource management to prevent from crashes and timeout
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
  • 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.
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