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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the simple user interface.""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 identification of verification-related security vulnerabilities is really important and one of the key things. It also identifies vulnerabilities for any kind of third-party tool coming into the system or any third-party tools that you are using, which is very useful for avoiding random hacking.""One of the most valuable features is it is flexible.""The UI is very intuitive and simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the application tracking reporting.""The user interface is modern and nice to use."

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"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.""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 like GitLab from the CI/CD perspective. It is much easier to set up CI/CD and then integrate with other tools.""A user friendly solution.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""GitLab integrates well with other platforms."

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"Creating and editing custom rules in Checkmarx is difficult because the license for the editor comes at an additional cost, and there is a steep learning curve.""The integration could improve by including, for example, DevSecOps.""I would like to see the DAST solution in the future.""The cost per user is high and should be reduced.""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.""Its pricing model can be improved. Sometimes, it is a little complex to understand its pricing model.""I would like to see the rate of false positives reduced.""The pricing can get a bit expensive, depending on the company's size."

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"It can be free for commercial use.""It should be used by a larger number of people. They should raise awareness.""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.""Reporting could be improved.""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 could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with.""It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution is expensive. The customized package allows you to buy additional users at any time."
  • "It's relatively expensive."
  • "The interface used to create custom rules comes at an additional cost."
  • "The number of users and coverage for languages will have an impact on the cost of the license."
  • "Its price is fair. It is in or around the right spot. Ultimately, if the price is wrong, customers won't commit, but they do tend to commit. It is neither too cheap nor too expensive."
  • "It is not expensive, but sometimes, their pricing model or licensing model is not very clear. There are similar variables, such as projects or developers, and sometimes, it is a little bit confusing."
  • "Most of my customers opted for a perpetual license. They prefer to pay the highest amount up front for the perpetual license and then pay for additional support annually."
  • "We have purchased an annual license to use this solution. The price is reasonable."
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  • "I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."
  • "The price is okay."
  • "It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses."
  • "Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version."
  • "It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year."
  • "I don't mind the price because I use the free version."
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    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.
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    I’ve always viewed sonarqube as a code quality tool that compliments many code security tools like a checkmarx. 
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    It can integrate very well with DAST solutions. So both of them are combined into an integrated solution for customers running application security.
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    GitLab integrates well with other platforms.
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    I don't mind the price because I use the free version. The licensing fee could be less expensive.
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    While I don't have any specific complaints about GitLab, there are always things that could be better. Better support, for example, could be provided. The technology could be made simpler to use, it… more »
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    Overview

    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.

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    GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

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    YIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLC
    Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company42%
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
    Engineering Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Mining And Metals Company18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. GitLab and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    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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