Tool Review: HCL AppScan
HCL AppScan is a comprehensive security assessment tool used for identifying threats and vulnerabilities in web applications. Personally, I am using this tool for the last 8 years and this provides me with enough confidence to review this tool.
No doubt, HCL AppScan is a complete suite to provide security to software applications. This blog provides you with all the available options (HCL AppScan Suite), how to use it, pros and cons of this tool.
Available Options - HCL AppScan Suite
|AppScan Standard||Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) desktop tool|
Scan web applications for vulnerabilities
|AppScan Source||Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tool |
Identify vulnerabilities in the development phase
|AppScan Enterprise||Offer SAST, DAST, IAST, and risk-management capabilities|
Help in achieving enterprise compliance
|AppScan on Cloud (ASoC)||No need to install it on the local desktop|
Offers services of SAST, DAST, IAST, and SCA
Just provide the URL of the target. The tool will scan the whole application and provide a set of vulnerabilities.
For authenticated scans, this tool crawls the application and provides a set of vulnerabilities.
You need to use manual techniques to verify the vulnerabilities.
- Easy to use
- Scan the whole website by just proving the URL
- Compliance check (e.g. OWASP)
- Updated vulnerability database
- Reliable results
- False positives are high
- Expensive tool
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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.