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We performed a comparison between Checkmarx and Rapid7 InsightAppSec 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Checkmarx vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec Report (Updated: May 2022).
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Pros
"In terms of secure development, the SAST scan is very useful because we are able to identify security flaws in the code base itself, for the application.""Good static analysis and dynamic analysis.""Veracode's technical support is great. They assigned us a TAM and once a week, we have a brief engagement with the TAM to verify that everything's going well. If we have any outstanding issues, they get serviced and addressed.""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.""Their dashboard is really good, overall. In my opinion, it's one of the best in the market, and I say that because we have used other service providers.""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 time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""It is SaaS hosted. That makes it very convenient to use. There is no initial time needed to set up an application. Scanning is a matter of minutes. You just log in, create an application profile, associate a security configuration, and that's about it. It takes 10 minutes to start. The lack of initial lead time or initial overhead to get going is the primary advantage."

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"The solution has good performance, it is able to compute in 10 to 15 minutes.""Apart from software scanning, software composition scanning is valuable.""It is very useful because it fits our requirements. It is also easy to use. It is not complex, and we are satisfied with the results.""One of the most valuable features is it is flexible.""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.""The solution is scalable, but other solutions are better.""It can integrate very well with DAST solutions. So both of them are combined into an integrated solution for customers running application security.""The SAST component was absolutely 100% stable."

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"It uses a signature-based method to check for problems with your code and will provide an alert if anything is found.""The solution is stable.""It's very easy to use and user-friendly. It does the job.""You have various attack modules, and you also have the Attack Replay feature for the attack sequence. You can reproduce an attack and see it. That is a very good feature I noticed in this solution. It helps developers as well."

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Cons
"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.""Scheduling can be a little difficult. For instance, if you set up recurring scheduled scans and a developer comes in and says, "Hey, I have this critical release that happened outside of our normal release patterns and they want you to scan it," we actually have to change our schedule configuration and that means we lose the recurring scheduling settings we had.""When it comes to the speed of the pipeline scan, one of the things we have found with Veracode is that it's very fast with Java-based applications but a bit slow with C/C++ based applications. So we have implemented the pipeline scan only for Java-based applications not for the C/C++ applications.""I've seen slightly better static analysis tools from other companies when it comes to speed and ease of use.""The reports on offer are too verbose.""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.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""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."

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"Checkmarx could improve the speed of the scans.""The integration could improve by including, for example, DevSecOps.""Checkmarx could improve by reducing the price.""The statistics module has a function that allows you to show some statistics, but I think it's limited. Maybe it needs more information.""They should make it more container-friendly and optimized for the CI pipeline. They should make it a little less heavy. Right now, it requires a SQL database, and the way the tool works is that it has an engine and then it has an analysis database in which it stores the information. So, it is pretty heavy from that perspective because you have to have a full SQL Server. They're working on something called Checkmarx Light, which is a slim-down version. They haven't released it yet, but that's what we need. There should be something a little more slimmed down that can just run the analysis and output the results in a format that's readable as opposed to having a full, really big, and thick deployment with a full database server.""Checkmarx could improve the REST APIs by including automation.""Checkmarx needs to be more scalable for large enterprise companies.""They can support the remaining languages that are currently not supported. They can also create a different model that can identify zero-day attacks. They can work on different patterns to identify and detect zero-day vulnerability attacks."

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"When you add new projects for the same product, it either duplicates or replaces the scan configuration. If I run a scan for the same product with a different scan configuration, it should keep the previous scan configuration and not replace it with the new scan configuration. It should just add the new scan configuration. That would be helpful. They do keep the results as it is, but the scan configuration keeps changing. For example, I have set a scan configuration to a full scan, and next week, I want to run a new scan for the same product with some changes or new functionalities. I want to run a partial scan. Currently, if I change the scan configuration to partial, it changes the old one also to partial. That should be improved.""They should add more features. I would like to see them do a little more on static analysis and also interactivity analysis. Currently, it does very basic static analysis. It could do a little more static analysis, which is something that would help. A lot more interactivity analysis should also be there. It should basically look at security during interactivity.""In the future, if they can have integration with a lot of ticketing systems then it would be amazing.""We'd like to see integrations with WAF solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "From a cost perspective, it seems okay, although we will probably evaluate alternatives next time it's up for renewal because for us, it's a relatively high cost, and we want to make sure that we are using our resources most appropriately."
  • "The pricing is a little on the high side but since we combine our product into one suite, it is easy to do and works well for us."
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  • "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."
  • "We're using a commercial version of Checkmarx, and we paid for the solution for one year. The price is high and could be reduced."
  • "The price of Checkmarx could be reduced to match their competitors, it is expensive."
  • "The average deal size was usually anywhere between $120K to $175K on an annual basis, which could be divided across 12 months."
  • "If you want more, you have to pay more. You have to pay for additional modules or functionalities."
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  • "The price of this product is very cheap."
  • "They offer a good price, but I don't remember its cost. It is fair as compared to the competition. We have opted for project-based licensing, not user-based. We can add any number of users. That doesn't matter. It is worth the money."
  • "Its price is competitive. It is not expensive."
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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.

    Checkmarx is a highly accurate and flexible static code analysis product that allows organizations to automatically scan uncompiled code and identify hundreds of security vulnerabilities in all major coding languages and software frameworks. Checkmarx is available as a standalone product and can be effectively integrated into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to streamline vulnerability detection and remediation. Checkmarx is trusted by leading organizations such as SAP, Samsung, and Salesforce.com.

    Checkmarx is a global leader in software security solutions for modern software development. Checkmarx delivers a comprehensive software security platform that unites with DevOps by scanning uncompiled source code for security vulnerabilities early in the development life cycle to reduce and remediate risk from software vulnerabilities. Using Checkmarx, teams avoid software security vulnerabilities managed via a single and unified dashboard without slowing down their delivery schedule.

    Checkmarx balances the needs of the entire organization, delivering seamless security from the start and throughout the entire software development life cycle. Checkmarx can be deployed on-premises in a private data center or hosted via a public cloud.

    Checkmarx Features

    Some of Checkmarx’s features include:

    • Source code scanning: Detect and repair more vulnerabilities before you release your code.

    • Open-source scanning: Find and eliminate the risks in your open-source code.

    • Interactive code scanning: Scan for vulnerabilities and runtime threats.

    • Open-source security for infrastructure as code: Identify and fix insecure IaC configurations that put your application at risk.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Checkmarx stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to enable developers to secure their code with a single management dashboard and its high-speed scanning abilities.

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of these features. A CEO at a tech services company writes, “The most valuable features are the easy-to-understand interface, and it’s very user-friendly. We spend some time tuning to start scanning a new project, which is only a few clicks. A few simple tunes for custom rules and we can start our scan. We can do the work quickly and we don't need to compile the source code because Checkmarx does the work without compiling the project. The scanning is very quick. It's about 20,000 lines per hour, which is a good speed for scanning.”

    A director at a tech services company notes, “The features and technologies are very good. The flexibility and the roadmap have also been very good. They're at the forefront of delivering the additional capabilities that are required with cloud delivery, etc. Their ability to deliver what customers require and when they require is very important.”

    A senior manager at a manufacturing company writes, “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."

    Your web applications may be complex, but your application security testing tool doesn’t need to be. InsightAppSec brings Rapid7’s proven Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) technology to the Insight platform, combining powerful application crawling and attack capabilities, flexibility in scan scope and scheduling, and accuracy in results with a modern UI, intuitive workflows, and sensible data organization. This enables you to identify XSS, SQL injection, CSRF, and other vulnerabilities with unparalleled ease. The best part? All of these capabilities are delivered via the cloud so that you’re up and running in minutes to identify the critical security risks that exist in your applications.

    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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    State of Missouri, Rekner
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Checkmarx vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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    Checkmarx is ranked 7th in Application Security Tools with 21 reviews while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is ranked 2nd in Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) with 4 reviews. Checkmarx is rated 7.4, while Rapid7 InsightAppSec is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Checkmarx writes "Supports different languages, has excellent support, and easily expands". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 InsightAppSec writes "A user-friendly, well-priced solution with Attack Replay feature and good customization options". Checkmarx is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Snyk, Coverity and Fortify Application Defender, whereas Rapid7 InsightAppSec is most compared with Rapid7 AppSpider, OWASP Zap, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Acunetix and GitLab. See our Checkmarx vs. Rapid7 InsightAppSec report.

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