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We performed a comparison between Checkmarx One and SonarCloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Static Application Security Testing (SAST) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Checkmarx One vs. SonarCloud Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Checkmarx has helped us deliver more secure products. We are able to do static code analysis with the tool before shipping our code to production. When the integration is in the pipeline, this tool gives us early notifications on code fixes.""Our static operation security has been able to identify more security issues since implementing this solution.""The ability to track the vulnerabilities inside the code (origin and destination of weak variables or functions).""Apart from software scanning, software composition scanning is valuable.""The only thing I like is that Checkmarx does not need to compile.""It gives the proper code flow of vulnerabilities and the number of occurrences.""The best thing about Checkmarx is the amount of vulnerabilities that it can find compared to other free tools.""From my point of view, it is the best product on the market."

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"The solution provides continuous code analysis which has improved the quality of our code. It can raise alarms on vulnerabilities with immediate reports on the dashboard. Few things are false positives and we can customize the rules.""SonarCloud is overall a good tool for identifying code smells, bugs, and code duplication, but we've found that using Android Lint is more effective for our needs.""The reports from SonarCloud are very good.""I'm not implementing the solutions. However, I've talked to the people who deploy the tools, and they are happy with how easy setting up SonarCloud is.""The most valuable feature of SonarCloud is its overall performance.""The most valuable features of SonarCloud are the ability to discover vulnerabilities, security weak points, security hotspots, and all the feedback that comes into the feature branch. You can deploy the code with the security, you can eliminate the problem at the developer level rather than identifying the problem in the productions.""For what it is meant to do, it works pretty well.""Recently, they introduced support for mono reports and microservices, which is a noteworthy development as it provides a more detailed view of each service."

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Cons
"Checkmarx could improve the solution reports and false positives. The false positives could be reduced. For example, we have alerts that are tagged as vulnerabilities but when you drill down they are not.""Checkmarx reports many false positives that we need to manually segregate and mark “Not exploitable”.""The resolutions should also be provided. For example, if the user faces any problem regarding an installation due to the internal security policies of their company, there should be a resolution offered.""With Checkmarx, normally you need to use one tool for quality and you need to use another tool for security. I understand that Checkmarx is not in the parity space because it's totally different, but they could include some free features or recommendations too.""C, C++, VB and T-SQL are not supported by this product. Although, C and C++ were advertised as being supported.""Checkmarx needs to improve the false positives and provide more accuracy in identifying vulnerabilities. It misses important vulnerabilities.""Meta data is always needed.""This product requires you to create your own rulesets. You have to do a lot of customization."

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"It would be helpful if notifications could go out to an extra person.""There's room for improvement in the configuration process, particularly during the initial setup phase.""I've been told by the developers that the solution is too limited. It's not testing enough within the containers.""The documentation needs improvement on optimizing build time for seamless CI/CD integration with our Android apps.""SonarCloud can improve the false positives. Sometimes the gates sometimes act a little weird. We then need to manually go and mark the false positive.""The solution needs to improve its customization and flexibility.""CI/CD pipeline is part of a whole chain of design, development, and production, and it's becoming increasingly crucial to optimize the various tools across different stages. However, it's still a silo approach because the full integration is missing. This isn't just an issue with SonarCloud. It's a general problem with tooling.""SonarCloud's UI needs enhancement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is the right price for quality delivery."
  • "I believe pricing is better compared to other commercial tools."
  • "The pricing was not very good. This is just a framework which shouldn’t cost so much."
  • "The pricing is competitive and provides a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) for achieving application security."
  • "It is a good product but a little overpriced."
  • "The license has a vague language around P1 issues and the associated support. Make sure to review these in order to align them with your organizational policies."
  • "​Checkmarx is not a cheap scanning tool, but none of the security tools are cheap. Checkmarx is a powerful scanning tool, and it’s essential to have one of these products."
  • "We got a special offer for a 30% reduction for three years, after our first year. I think for a real source-code scanning tool, you have to add a lot of money for Open Source Analysis, and AppSec Coach (160 Euro per user per year)."
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  • "The price of SonarCloud could be less expensive. We are using the community version and the price should be more reasonable."
  • "The price of SonarCloud is not expensive, it goes by the lines of code. 1 million lines per code are approximately 4,000 USD per year. If you need 2 million lines of code you would double the annual cost."
  • "I am using the free version of the solution."
  • "I rate the pricing a five out of ten."
  • "While not extremely cheap, it aligns well with market standards and offers good value."
  • "The current pricing is quite cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would like to recommend Checkmarx. With Checkmarx, you are able to have an all in one solution for SAST and SCA as well. Veracode is only a cloud solution. Hope this helps.
    Top Answer:Compared to the solutions we used previously, Checkmarx has reduced our workload by almost 75%.
    Top Answer:The solution's price is high and you pay based on the number of users.
    Top Answer:Recently, they introduced support for mono reports and microservices, which is a noteworthy development as it provides a more detailed view of each service.
    Top Answer:I would rate the price an eight out of ten because it's reasonable. While not extremely cheap, it aligns well with market standards and offers good value. It's an all-inclusive package where you pay a… more »
    Top Answer:There's room for improvement in the configuration process, particularly during the initial setup phase. Setting up features like mono reports can be challenging, and the existing documentation could… more »
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    Overview

    Checkmarx One is an enterprise cloud-native application security platform focused on providing cross-tool, correlated results to help AppSec and developer teams prioritize where to focus time and resources.

    Checkmarx One offers comprehensive application scanning across the SDLC:

    • Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
    • Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
    • API security
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
    • Container security
    • IaC security
    • Correlation, prioritization, and risk management
    • Codebashing secure code training
    • AI security
    • Tech partnerships extending AppSec into runtime analysis
    • Developer tool integrations including: CI/CD tools, development frameworks, feedback tools, IDEs, programming languages and SCMs

    Checkmarx One provides everything you need to secure application development from the first line of code through deployment and runtime in the cloud. With an ever-evolving set of AppSec engines, correlation and prioritization features, and AI capabilities, Checkmarx One helps consolidate expanding lists of AppSec tools and make better sense of results. Its capabilities are designed to provide an improved developer experience to build trust with development teams and ensure the success of your AppSec program investment.

    SonarCloud is a cloud-based alternative of the SonarQube platform, offering continuous code quality and security analysis as a service. SonarCloud integrates seamlessly with popular version control and CI/CD platforms such as GitHub, Bitbucket, and Azure DevOps. It provides static code analysis to identify and help remediate issues such as bugs and security vulnerabilities. SonarCloud enables developers to receive immediate feedback on their code within their development environment, facilitating the maintenance of high-quality code standards, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement in software development projects. It helps produce software that is secure, reliable, and maintainable. SonarCloud is free for open-source projects and is offered as a paid subscription for private projects, priced per lines of code.

    Sample Customers
    YIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLC
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Insurance Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Checkmarx One vs. SonarCloud
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx One vs. SonarCloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Checkmarx One is ranked 3rd in Static Application Security Testing (SAST) with 67 reviews while SonarCloud is ranked 10th in Static Application Security Testing (SAST) with 10 reviews. Checkmarx One is rated 7.6, while SonarCloud is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Checkmarx One writes "The report function is a great, configurable asset but sometimes yields false positives". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarCloud writes "Beneficial vulnerability discovery, simple to maintain, and proactive support". Checkmarx One is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Fortify on Demand, Snyk and HCL AppScan, whereas SonarCloud is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, GitLab, OWASP Zap and Coverity. See our Checkmarx One vs. SonarCloud report.

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