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"My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""The main feature that I have found valuable is the solution's ability to find issues in static analysis. Additionally, there are plenty of useful tools.""Another feature of Veracode is that they provide e-learning, but the e-learning is not basic, rather it is quite advanced... in the e-learning you can check into best practices for developing code and how to prevent improper management of some component of the code that could lead to a vulnerability. The e-learning that Veracode provides is an extremely good tool.""The centralized view of different testing types helps reduce our risk exposure. The development teams have the freedom to choose their own libraries and languages. What happens is sometimes developers feel like a particular library is okay to use, then they will start using it, developing some functionality around it. However, as per our mandate, for every new repository that gets added and scanned, a report gets published. Based on that report, we decide if we can continue. In the past, we have found, by mistake, some developers have used copyleft licenses, which are a bit risky to use. We immediately replace these with more permissive, open-source licenses, so we are safe in the end.""The static scan is the feature that we use the most, as it gives us insight into our source code. We have it integrated with our continuous integration, continuous delivery system, so we can get insight quickly.""The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence."

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"Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.""The feature that I find the most useful is being able to just see the vulnerabilities online while checking the code and then checking suggestions for fixing them.""Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.""The solution saves us a lot of money. We're trying to reduce exposure and costs related to remediation.""It is a very easy tool for developers to use in parallel while they're doing the coding. It does auto scanning as we are progressing with the CI/CD pipeline. It has got very simple and efficient API support.""It is an extremely robust, scalable, and stable solution.""The UL is easy to use compared to that of other tools, and it is highly reliable. The findings provide a lower number of false positives.""Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much."

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"I like that it covers most programming languages for source code review.""We have worked with the support from SonarQube and we have had good experiences.""The code coverage feature is very good.""It's a great product. If you are in a hurry and just want to focus on the functional requirements of any kind of project, SonarQube is highly helpful. It enables the developers to code securely. SonarQube has a Community edition, which is open source and free. There are also three proprietary or paid versions: Enterprise edition, Data Center edition, and Developer edition.""There's plenty of documentation available to users.""SonarQube is good in terms of code review and to report on basic vulnerabilities in your applications.""The most valuable features are that it is user-friendly, easy to access, and they provide good training files.""It is an easy tool that you can deploy and configure. After that you can measure the history of your obligation and integrate it with other tools like GitLab or GitHub or Azure DevOps to do quality code analysis."

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"The ideal situation in terms of putting the results in front of the developers would be with Veracode integration into the developer environment (IDE). They do have a plugin, which we've used in the past, but we were not as positive about it.""The feature that allows me to read which mitigation answer was submitted, and to approve it, requires me to use do so in different screens. That makes it a little bit more complicated because I have to read and then I have to go back and make sure it falls under the same number ID number. That part is a little bit complicated from my perspective, because that's what I use the most.""The static analysis is prone to a lot of false positives. But that's how it is with most static analysis tools... Also, the static analysis can sometimes take a little while. The time that it takes to do a scan should be improved.""The policies you have, where you can tune the findings you get, don't allow you not to file tickets about certain findings. It will always report the findings, even if you know you're not that concerned about a library writing to a system log, for example. It will keep raising them, even though you may have a ticket about it. The integration will keep updating the ticket every time the scan runs.""Veracode has plenty of data. The problem is the information on the dashboards of Veracode, as the user interface is not great. It's not immediately usable. Most of the time, the best way to use it is to just create issues and put them in JIRA... But if I were a startup, and only had products with a good user interface, I wouldn't use Veracode because the UI is very dated.""Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights.""I would like to see them provide more content in the developer training section. This field is really changing each day and there are flaws that are detected each day. Some sort of regular updates to the learning would help.""One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive."

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"The technical support is actually a problem that needs to be addressed. Since the acquisition and merger with Hewlett Packard, it has been really hard to know who the technical or salesperson to talk to.""In terms of communication, they can integrate a few more third-party tools. It would be great if we can have more options for microservice communication. They can also improve the securability a bit more because security is one of the biggest aspects these days when you are using the cloud. Some more security features would be really helpful.""It does scanning for all virtual machines and other things, but it doesn't do the scanning for containers. It currently lacks the ability to do the scanning on containers. We're asking their product management team to expand this capability to containers.""We want a user-based control and role-based access for developers. We want to give limited access to developers so that it only pertains to the code that they write and scanning of the codes for any vulnerabilities as they're progressing with writing the code. As of now, the interface to give restricted access to the developers is not the best. It gives them more access than what is basically required, but we don't want over-provisioning and over-access.""Reporting could be improved.""We typically do our bulk uploads of our scans with some automation at the end of the development cycle but the scanning can take a lot of time. If you were doing all of it at regular intervals it would still consume a lot of time. This could procedure could improve.""Integration to CI/CD pipelines could be improved. The reporting format could be more user friendly so that it is easy to read.""This solution would be improved if the code-quality perspective were added to it, on top of the security aspect."

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"It does not provide deeper scanning of vulnerabilities in an application, on a live session. This is something we are not happy about. Maybe the reason for that is we are running the community edition currently, but other editions may improve on that aspect.""The time it took for me to do the whole process was approximately two hours because I had to download, read the documentation, and do the configurations.""Technical support and the price could be better.""I am not very pleased with the technical debt computation.""Dynamic scanning is missing and there are some issues with security scanning.""Their dashboarding is very limited. They can improve their dashboards for multiple areas, such as security review, maintainability, etc. They have all this information, so they should publish all this information on the dashboard so that the users can view the summary and then analyze it further. This is something that I would like to see in the next version.""If there was an official Docker image of SonarQube that could easily integrate into the pipeline would help the user to plug in and plug out and use it directly without any custom configuration. I am not sure if this is being offered already in an update but it would be very helpful.""The solution could improve by providing more advanced technologies."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing.""Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive.""The pricing is really fair compared to a lot of other tools on the market.""We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive.""Veracode is one of the more expensive solutions in the market, but it is worth the expense because of the eLearning and the security consultations; everything is included in the license.""Licensing cost is on a yearly basis and there are no additional costs, the pricing is straightforward.""It is very reasonably priced compared to what we were paying our previous vendor. For the same price, we are getting much more value and reducing our AppSec costs from 40 to 50 percent.""I don't really know about the pricing, but I'd say it's worth whatever Veracode is charging, because the solution is that good."

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"We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price.""The solution is a little expensive.""The price is fair compared to that of other solutions.""The pricing can be improved because it is complex when compared to the competition.""Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide.""It is cost-effective.""We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need.""It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved."

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"The developer edition is based on cost per lines of code.""There are many different packages with different pricing options available. We are able to try what we have and if we need extra features we can upgrade the license.""We have a license with 125,000 lines of code. We did not purchase a lot of lines but it is specific to our code environment.""I requested this license for one million lines of code and they accepted this.""We're using the Community Edition, and we don't pay for anything.""It's a bit expensive for us. The currency rate of the dollar is a problem but it may be fine for other countries.""The price of the solution could be reduced.""I was using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SonarQube is easy to deploy and configure, and also integrates well with other tools to do quality code analysis… more »
Top Answer: The visibility into application status helps reduce risk exposure for our software. Today, any findings provided by the… more »
Top Answer: Veracode is very, very expensive, one of the most expensive security scanning tools available. We pay an annual license… more »
Top Answer: Once we have our project created with our application pipeline connected to the test scanning, it only takes two… more »
Top Answer: Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we… more »
Top Answer: I am not very familiar with SonarQube and their solutions, so I can not answer. But if you are asking me about which… more »
Top Answer: We researched Coverity, but in the end, we chose SonarQube. SonarQube is a tool for reviewing code quality and security… more »
Top Answer: Snyk does a great job identifying and reducing vulnerabilities. This solution is fully automated and monitors 24/7 to… more »
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Veracode covers all your Application Security needs in one solution through a combination of five analysis types; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Unlike on-premise solutions that are hard to scale and focused on finding rather than fixing, Veracode comprises a unique combination of SaaS technology and on-demand expertise that enables DevSecOps through integration with your pipeline, and empowers developers to find and fix security defects.

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand’s application security-as-a-service is the easy and flexible way to identify vulnerabilities in your applications without additional investment in software or personnel. Allow our global team to work for you, providing support and technical expertise 24/7.

SonarQube is the leading tool for continuously inspecting Code Quality and Code Security, and guiding development teams during code reviews. SonarQube provides clear remediation guidance for 27 languages so developers can understand and fix issues, and so teams can deliver better and safer software. SonarQube integrates into your workflow to provide the right feedback at the right time: in-IDE with SonarLint, in pull requests, and in SonarQube itself. With over 225,000 deployments helping small development teams and global organizations, SonarQube provides the means for teams and companies around the world to own and impact their Code Quality and Code Security.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security with 15 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 46 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while SonarQube is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarQube writes "This is a very capable analysis tool for development projects but the free version has limitations". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Fortify WebInspect, HCL AppScan and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, WhiteSource and Snyk. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. SonarQube report.

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