What is AppScan Standard?
HCLAppScan Standard is a web vulnerability scanner that assesses the security of web applications and services. It uses dynamic application security testing (DAST) to identify security vulnerabilities in real-time by simulating attacks similar to those used by hackers. The results of the tests provide a wealth of data, including application inventory and detailed attack traffic, that can be used to validate and fix vulnerabilities.
This tool offers advanced features for efficient testing, such as compliance reporting with over 40 templates available, customization through the AppScan eXtension Framework or integration with existing systems via the AppScan SDK, and optimization mechanisms to focus on the most likely issues in your application.
HCLAppScan Standard is a well-established and highly regarded web vulnerability scanner with a long history, having been referred to as IBM Security AppScan, Watchfire AppScan, and now part of the HCL Software AppScan family. It is a leading tool in the industry and frequently cited in Gartner's yearly Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant report. Its goal is to help web application developers fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by external hackers and result in costly data breaches.