"It can integrate very well with DAST solutions. So both of them are combined into an integrated solution for customers running application security."
"The user interface is excellent. It's very user friendly."
"The user interface is modern and nice to use."
"The value you can get out of the speedy production may be worth the price tag."
"The reports are very good because they include details on the code level, and make suggestions about how to fix the problems."
"From my point of view, it is the best product on the market."
"The most valuable feature is the application tracking reporting."
"The setup is very easy. There is a lot of information in the documents which makes the install not difficult at all."
"This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers."
"I like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools."
"The best thing is that as the developers work on separate tasks, all of the code goes there and the other team members don't have to wait on each other to finish."
"I like that it's easy to deploy our services over GitLab. The customer support is also good with a really active community. You have a lot of support that you can get online with your stack. That is probably one of the benefits of using GitLab. It's also really fast."
"GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues."
"The most valuable features of Gitlab are integration with CIE and the ability to rapidly deploy solutions, projects, and applications. It is very easy to use, and there are no complaints."
"I have had no problem with the stability of the solution."
"Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with."
"Micro-services need to be included in the next release."
"Checkmarx needs to improve the false positives and provide more accuracy in identifying vulnerabilities. It misses important vulnerabilities."
"The cost per user is high and should be reduced."
"They can support the remaining languages that are currently not supported. They can also create a different model that can identify zero-day attacks. They can work on different patterns to identify and detect zero-day vulnerability attacks."
"Its pricing model can be improved. Sometimes, it is a little complex to understand its pricing model."
"The tool is currently quite static in terms of finding security vulnerabilities. It would be great if it was more dynamic and we had even more tools at our disposal to keep us safe. It would help if there was more scanning or if the process was more automated."
"If it is a very large code base then we have a problem where we cannot scan it."
"There is nothing particular that I don't like in this solution. It can have more integrations, but the integrations that we would like are in the roadmap anyway, and they just need to deliver the roadmap. What I like about the roadmap is that it is going where it needs to go. If I were to look at the roadmap, there is nothing that is jumping out there that says to me, "Yeah. I'd like something else on the roadmap." What they're looking to deliver is what I would expect and forecast them to deliver."
"In the free version, when a merge request is raised, there is no way to enforce certain rules. We can't enforce that this merge request must be reviewed or approved by two or three people in the team before it is pushed to the master branch. That's why we are exploring using some agents."
"Based on what I know so far, its integration with Kubernetes is not so good. We have to develop many things to make it work. We have to acquire third-party components to work with Kubernetes."
"I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors."
"It can be free for commercial use."
"It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain. If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain."
"We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating."
"Reporting could be improved."
"It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security."
Checkmarx CxSAST is a highly accurate and flexible Static Code Analysis product that allows organizations to automatically scan un-compiled / un-built code and identify hundreds of security vulnerabilities in all major coding languages. CxSAST is available as a standalone product and can be effectively integrated into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to streamline detection and remediation. CxSAST can be deployed on-premise in a private data center or hosted via a public cloud.
GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.
Checkmarx is ranked 2nd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 20 reviews while GitLab is ranked 5th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 16 reviews. Checkmarx is rated 7.6, while GitLab is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Checkmarx writes "Easy interface that is user friendly, quick scanning, and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". Checkmarx is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Snyk and Coverity, whereas GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Tekton, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Polarion ALM. See our Checkmarx vs. GitLab report.
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