We performed a comparison between Acunetix and Veracode based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Security Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I am the organizational deployment administrator for this tool, and I, along with other users in our company, especially the security team, appreciate the solution for several reasons. The UI is excellent, and scanning for security threats fits well into our workflow."
"The vulnerability analysis is the best aspect of the solution."
"There are multiple different integrations there. We use Mend for CI/CD that goes through Azure as well. It works seamlessly. We never have any issues with it."
"WhiteSource is unique in the scanning of open-source licenses. Additionally, the vulnerabilities aspect of the solution is a benefit. We don't use WhiteSource in the whole organization, but we use it for some projects. There we receive a sense of the vulnerabilities of the open-source components, which improves our security work. The reports are automated which is useful."
"We set the solution up and enabled it and we had everything running pretty quickly."
"Mend has reduced our open-source software vulnerabilities and helped us remediate issues quickly. My company's policy is to ensure that vulnerabilities are fixed before it gets to production."
"The best feature is that the Mend R&D team does their due diligence for all the vulnerabilities. In case they observe any important or critical vulnerabilities, such as the Log4j-related vulnerability, we usually get a dedicated email from our R&D team saying that this particular vulnerability has been exploited in the world, and we should definitely check our project for this and take corrective actions."
"We use a lot of open sources with a variety of containers, and the different open sources come with different licenses. Some come with dual licenses, some are risky and some are not. All our three use cases are equally important to us and we found WhiteSource handles them decently."
"It comes equipped with an internal applicator, which automatically identifies and addresses vulnerabilities within the program."
"The solution is highly stable."
"Acunetix is the best service in the world. It is easy to manage. It gives a lot of information to the users to see and identify problems in their site or applications. It works very well."
"We use the solution for the scanning of vulnerabilities like SQL injections."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is the speed at which it can scan multiple domains in just a few hours."
"The most valuable feature of Acunetix is the UI and the scan results are simple."
"Being able to scan our applications and identify all codes and defects is an extremely valuable feature."
"The coverage of backdoors attacks on security that's the most valuable for my clients."
"It has given our management a view into issues with all of our product lines. We have three products and all of them were scanned. As a result, the project lead for each product has taken measures to improve things."
"Static Scanning is the most valuable feature of Veracode."
"The most valuable feature is the static scan that checks for security issues."
"The most valuable features of Veracode Static Analysis are its ability to work with GitLab and GitHub so that you can do the reviews and force the code."
"The product’s policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is great."
"The solution can scan old databases and old code written 20 years back."
"It should support multiple SBOM formats to be able to integrate with old industry standards."
"The only thing that I don't find support for on Mend Prioritize is C++."
"I rated the solution an eight out of ten because WhiteSource hasn't built in a couple of features that we would have loved to use and they say they're on their roadmap. I'm hoping that they'll be able to build and deliver in 2022."
"At times, the latency of getting items out of the findings after they're remediated is higher than it should be."
"On the reporting side, they could make some improvements. They are making the reports better and better, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to generate a report for our entire organization."
"They're working on a UI refresh. That's probably been one of the pain points for us as it feels like a really old application."
"Mend supports most of the common package managers, but it doesn't support some that we use. I would appreciate it if they can quickly make these changes to add new package managers when necessary."
"The turnaround time for upgrading databases for this tool as well as the accuracy could be improved."
"The only problem that they have is the price. It is a bit expensive, and you cannot change the number of applications for the whole year."
"There are some versions of the solution that are not as stable as others."
"The solution can be improved by adding the ability to scan subdomains automatically, and by providing reports that can be exported to external databases to share with other solutions."
"The solution's pricing could be better."
"There's a clear need for a reduction in pricing to make the service more accessible."
"It takes a lot of time to scan the applications. They can make them faster and provide an option to scan a specific portion of the app. Such a feature would be very helpful."
"The scanning process for records could be faster and there is room for improvement in Veracode's performance."
"It will be beneficial for developers if Veracode Greenlight includes Python."
"Veracode needs to improve its integration with other tools."
"Veracode Static Analysis lacks penetration testing, so that's a concern. The tool is also unable to scan when it's a C or C++ model, so that's another area for improvement."
"Veracode can be improved in terms of software composition analysis and related vulnerabilities."
"Veracode Static Analysis could improve the terminology. For example, I do not know what the sandbox scan does. The terminology and the way they have used it are quite confusing. They should have a process of capturing problems that users are having on their end."
"One concern is that scans take a long time to run. We scan at the end of the day because we know it will take a lot of time. We leave it to run and the report will be generated by the next day when we arrive. The scanning time could be reduced."
Mend.io is a software composition analysis tool that secures what developers create. The solution provides an automated reduction of the software attack surface, reduces developer burdens, and accelerates app delivery. Mend.io provides open-source analysis with its in-house and other multiple sources of software vulnerabilities. In addition, the solution offers license and policy violation alerts, has great pipeline integration, and, since it is a SaaS (software as a service), it doesn’t require you to physically maintain servers or data centers for any implementation. Not only does Mend.io reduce enterprise application security risk, it also helps developers meet deadlines faster.
Mend.io has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing Mend.io. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Mend.io solution.
Jeffrey H., System Manager of Cloud Engineering at Common Spirit, says, “Finding vulnerabilities is pretty easy. Mend.io (formerly WhiteSource) does a great job of that and we had quite a few when we first put this in place. Mend.io does a very good job of finding the open-source, checking the versions, and making sure they're secure. They notify us of critical high, medium, and low impacts, and if anything is wrong. We find the product very easy to use and we use it as a core part of our strategy for scanning product code moving toward release.”
PeerSpot reviewer Ben D., Head of Software Engineering at a legal firm, mentions, “The way WhiteSource scans the code is great. It’s easy to identify and remediate open source vulnerabilities using this solution. WhiteSource helped reduce our mean time to resolution since we adopted the product. In terms of integration, it's pretty easy.”
An IT Service Manager at a wholesaler/distributor comments, “Mend.io provides threat detection and an excellent UI in a highly stable solution, with outstanding technical support.”
Another reviewer, Kevin D., Intramural OfficialIntramural at Northeastern University, states, "The vulnerability analysis is the best aspect of the solution."
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is an automated web application security testing tool that audits your web applications by checking for vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross site scripting, and other exploitable vulnerabilities.
Veracode is a leading application security platform that helps organizations to develop and deliver secure software. Veracode's solution provides comprehensive capabilities for static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, and manual penetration testing.
Veracode's static analysis solution scans source code for various security vulnerabilities, including common web application attack vectors, injection flaws, cross-site scripting, and insecure direct object references. Veracode's dynamic analysis solution simulates real-world attacks to identify vulnerabilities that may not be detectable by static analysis alone. Veracode's software composition analysis solution scans open-source and third-party components for known vulnerabilities. Veracode's manual penetration testing service is performed by experienced security professionals who use a variety of techniques to identify vulnerabilities in software applications.
Many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and startups, use Veracode's solution. Veracode's customers rely on Veracode to help them to improve the security of their software applications and to reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.
Here are some of the benefits of using Veracode:
Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.
Acunetix is ranked 16th in Application Security Tools with 6 reviews while Veracode is ranked 2nd in Application Security Tools with 98 reviews. Acunetix is rated 8.4, while Veracode is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Acunetix writes "Scalable and efficient web security and vulnerability management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veracode writes "Great SAST, good DAST, and helps save a significant amount of time". Acunetix is most compared with OWASP Zap, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Fortify WebInspect and HCL AppScan, whereas Veracode is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Snyk, Fortify on Demand and JFrog Security Essentials. See our Acunetix vs. Veracode report.
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