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Pros
"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.""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.""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 time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""The visibility into application status helps reduce risk exposure for our software. Today, any findings provided by the DAST are reviewed by the developers and we have internal processes in place to correct those findings before there can be a release. So it absolutely does prevent us from releasing weak code.""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.""It is easy to use for us developers. It supports so many languages: C#, .NET Core, .NET Framework, and it even scans some of our JavaScript. You just need the extension to upload the files and the reports are generated with so much detail.""The policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is pretty comprehensive, especially around PCI. If you do the static analysis, the dynamic analysis, and then a manual penetration test, it aggregates all of these results into one report. And then they create a PCI-specific report around it which helps to illustrate how the application adheres to different standards."

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"The way it tells you which codebase is more ready for the cloud and which codebase is less ready is very valuable. It works seamlessly with most languages.""CAST Highlight is easy to use and has a good dashboard."

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"The information from Fortify Application Defender on how to fix and solve issues is very good compared to other solutions.""The most valuable feature is the ability to automatically feed it rules what it's coupled with the WebInspect dynamic application scanning technology.""The most valuable feature is that it analyzes data in real-time."

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Cons
"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.""Sometimes the scans are not done quickly, but the solutions that it provides are really good. The quality is high, but the analysis is not done extremely quickly.""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.""The product has issues with scanning.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it.""The reports on offer are too verbose.""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.""I would ask Veracode to be a lot more engaged with the customer and set up live sessions where they force the customer to engage with Veracode's technical team. Veracode could show them a repo, how they should do things, this is what these results mean, here is a dashboard, here's the interpretation, here's where you find the results."

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"Its price should be better. It is a pretty costly tool. They have two products: CAST Highlight and CAST AIP. I would expect CAST Highlight to have the Help dashboard and the Engineering dashboard. These dashboards are currently a part of CAST AIP, and if these are made available in CAST Highlight, customers won't have to use two different products all the time.""The reports that describe the issues of concern are rather abstract and the issues should be more clearly described to the user."

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"The solution could improve the time it takes to scan. When comparing it to SonarQube it does it in minutes while in Fortify Application Defender it can take hours.""The biggest complaint that I have heard concerns additional platform support because right now, it only supports applications that are written in .NET and Java.""The workbench is a little bit complex when you first start using it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization."
  • "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."
  • "Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing."
  • "If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is really fair compared to a lot of other tools on the market."
  • "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."
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  • "Basic support is included with the standard licensing feed but it can be upgraded for an additional cost."
  • "It is a pretty costly tool. A lot of customers are resistant to using it."
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  • "The base licensing costs for the SaaS platform is about $900 USD per application, per year."
  • "The price of this solution could be less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    There is a single area on the dashboard where you can get a full view of all of the tests and the results from… more »
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    I was impressed with the pricing we got from Veracode. I was able to make it work very well within our budget.
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    The way it tells you which codebase is more ready for the cloud and which codebase is less ready is very valuable. It… more »
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    It is a pretty costly tool. A lot of customers are resistant to using it.
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    Its price should be better. It is a pretty costly tool. They have two products: CAST Highlight and CAST AIP. Both are… more »
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    The information from Fortify Application Defender on how to fix and solve issues is very good compared to other… more »
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    The solution could improve the time it takes to scan. When comparing it to SonarQube it does it in minutes while in… more »
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    We use Fortify Application Defender for scanning our whole repository source code for security. We have more than 4,000… more »
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    HPE Fortify Application Defender, Micro Focus Fortify Application Defender
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    Overview

    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.

    CAST Highlight is a leading SaaS Application Portfolio Analysis platform that delivers Software Intelligence at the intersection of IT and business to accelerate and secure your digital journey. It enables enterprise leaders to track hidden risks in custom and open source software rapidly and in a non-intrusive manner.

    Micro Focus Security Fortify Application Defender is a runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution that helps you manage and mitigate risk from homegrown or third-party applications. It provides centralized visibility into application use and abuse while protecting from software vulnerability exploits and other violations in real time.

    Offer
    Keep your software secure

    Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.

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    Sample Customers
    State of Missouri, Rekner
    Atos, David Consulting Group, Tech Mahindra, BCG, Capgemini
    ServiceMaster, Saltworks, SAP
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    CAST Highlight is ranked 21st in Application Security with 2 reviews while Fortify Application Defender is ranked 19th in Application Security with 3 reviews. CAST Highlight is rated 7.0, while Fortify Application Defender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CAST Highlight writes "Excellent support, works seamlessly with most languages, and useful for knowing about the readiness of the codebase for cloud migration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortify Application Defender writes "Straightforward to deploy and integrates well with WebInspect to secure against application-specific threats". CAST Highlight is most compared with SonarQube, WhiteSource, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Snyk, whereas Fortify Application Defender is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Contrast Security Protect. See our CAST Highlight vs. Fortify Application Defender report.

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