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IBM Security AppScan Standard 8.7

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IBM Security AppScan Standard has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website.

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IBM Security AppScan Standard Version is a full product download.

This page contains release details and download instructions.

  • Passport Advantage clients can download the image from Passport Advantage.
  • Other customers can download the image from the IBM OEM Software portal.
  • The Support Resources tab can help with planning and license questions.

On this page
Sections Description
An overview on what's new in this release, with a description of any new functionality or enhancements when applicable.
Important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
Describes where and how to download the package for installation in your environment.
The instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
Known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting documentation
Document Description
Detailed system requirements, by version.
Click to open the AppScan Standard 8.7 InfoCenter, an online version of the Help that comes with the product.
Defects (APARs) resolved in recent releases, including this release, by version.
A library of links to AppScan Standard documentation, by version.


Installation Instructions

After downloading the installation pack to your computer and unzipping the contents, double-click on AppScan_Setup.exe to launch the setup process and follow the simple on-line instructions.
Note: During the installation you will be asked if you want to install Generic Service Client (GSC). This is a program included in the AppScan Standard package, and used by AppScan Standard when scanning web services. If your site includes web services, install GSC; otherwise do not..

Download package

Download locations
Location Description
Passport Advantage Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.
IBM OEM software IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.

  1. Log in to one of the above download locations, as appropriate.

  2. Search for and download the following package (ZIP file):
IBM Security AppScan Standard V8.7 Multilingual Windows eAssembly
Part Number CIGA7ML

This package includes:
  • AppScan_Setup.exe - The file for installing AppScan Standard 8.7
  • GSC_Setup.exe - The file for installing Generic Service Client, used for scanning web services, if your application includes web services
  • Quick Start Guide - A multilingual PDF file

How critical is this fix?


This is a service release of AppScan Standard containing new features as well as fixes for client reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Known side effects

Change history

Version 8.7 includes a variety of fixes and performance enhancements, as well as the following new features:

FIPS 140-2 support

    The US Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) define cryptography requirements. AppScan now uses encryption and hashing mechanisms that support these requirements, and can run on Windows machines that have been set up to work in FIPS Compliant mode.
GSC update
    For scanning web services, Generic Service Client version 8.11 is now replaced with version 8.3, with the following improvements:
    • Web services security policies are now supported
    • Raw transaction data view
    • GZIP encoding supported
    • Enhanced web services policies and security algorithms
    • Improved logging
    • Improved memory usage
    Note: For scanning web services with AppScan Standard 8.7 the newer version of GSC is required. If you have GSC 8.11 installed, the AppScan Standard 8.7 installation wizard will detect and uninstall it.

High-contrast GUI
For increased accessibility, the user interface is now high-contrast compatible.

Deprecated in this version:
Support for PEM client-side certificates is deprecated as of this version. They can still be used in this version, but will not be supported in future versions.

Technical support

Document information

More support for: IBM Security AppScan Standard

Software version: 8.7

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Standard

Reference #: 4034161

Modified date: 05 December 2013

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