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We performed a comparison between Contrast Security Assess and GitHub 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.
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Pros
"No other tool does the runtime scanning like Contrast does. Other static analysis tools do static scanning, but Contrast is runtime analysis, when the routes are exercised. That's when the scan happens. This is a tool that has a very unique capability compared to other tools. That's what I like most about Contrast, that it's runtime.""When we access the application, it continuously monitors and detects vulnerabilities.""By far, the thing that was able to provide value was the immediate response while testing ahead of release, in real-time.""Assess has an excellent API interface to pull APIs.""The solution is very accurate in identifying vulnerabilities. In cases where we are performing application assessment using Contrast Assess, and also using legacy application security testing tools, Contrast successfully identifies the same vulnerabilities that the other tools have identified but it also identifies significantly more. In addition, it has visibility into application components that other testing methodologies are unaware of.""The most valuable feature is the continuous monitoring aspect: the fact that we don't have to wait for scans to complete for the tool to identify vulnerabilities. They're automatically identified through developers' business-as-usual processes.""This has changed the way that developers are looking at usage of third-party libraries, upfront. It's changing our model of development and our culture of development to ensure that there is more thought being put into the usage of third-party libraries.""We use the Contrast OSS feature that allows us to look at third-party, open-source software libraries, because it has a cool interface where you can look at all the different libraries. It has some really cool additional features where it gives us how many instances in which something has been used... It tells us it has been used 10 times out of 20 workloads, for example. Then we know for sure that OSS is being used."

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"The version control functionality for this solution has been most valuable, especially when managing projects with multiple versions.""The control is the most valuable feature as developers can work on a single code.""This solution is just easy to use.""The deployment is fast since we just have to run the script, and once it's done, it takes a few minutes.""This product allows us to easily collaborate on development tasks with our subcontractors, and control the workflow as the project progresses.""GitHub provides good time reduction and this is what I value the most.""GitHub is convenient and easy to use.""We use GitHub as a repository."

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"The solution should provide more details in the section where it shows that third-party libraries have CVEs or some vulnerabilities.""I think there was activity underway to support the centralized configuration control. There are ways to do it, but I think they were productizing more of that.""Regarding the solution's OSS feature, the one drawback that we do have is that it does not have client-side support. We'll be missing identification of libraries like jQuery or JavaScript, and such, that are client-side.""The setup of the solution is different for each application. That's the one thing that has been a challenge for us. The deployment itself is simple, but it's tough to automate because each application is different, so each installation process for Contrast is different.""Personalization of the board and how to make it appealing to an organization is something that could be done on their end. The reports could be adaptable to the customer's preferences.""To instrument an agent, it has to be running on a type of application technology that the agent recognizes and understands. It's excellent when it works. If we're using an application that is using an unsupported technology, then we can't instrument it at all. We do use PHP and Contrast presently doesn't support that, although it's on their roadmap. My primary hurdle is that it doesn't support all of the technologies that we use.""I would like to see them come up with more scanning rules.""The out-of-the-box reporting could be improved. We need to write our own APIs to make the reporting more robust."

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"As of now, if I would like to learn about GitHub or its features, I would have to look on YouTube. It would be nice if they were able to send out a newsletter with explanations of new features that they are offering and what features are available.""The descriptions within Github could be more user-friendly to show the trees of Gitflow.""The GitHub repository needs an upgraded user interface and overall UI improvements.""We face issues with synchronization while working with teams.""The security point should be addressed in the next release and scaling is also an issue.""There could be more integration into Azure.""I think it would be valuable to have more security. Some of the data is very open to everyone.""GitHub could expand the limits of the free version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I like the per-application licensing model... We just license the app and we look at different vulnerabilities on that app and we remediate within the app. It's simpler."
  • "You only get one license for an application. Ours are very big, monolithic applications with millions of lines of code. We were able to apply one license to one monolithic application, which is great. We are happy with the licensing. Pricing-wise, they are industry-standard, which is fine."
  • "The good news is that the agent itself comes in two different forms: the unlicensed form and the licensed form. Unlicensed gives use of that software composition analysis for free. Thereafter, if you apply a license to that same agent, that's when the instrumentation takes hold. So one of my suggestions is to do what we're doing: Deploy the agent to as many applications as possible, with just the SCA feature turned on with no license applied, and then you can be more choosy and pick which teams will get the license applied."
  • "For what it offers, it's a very reasonable cost. The way that it is priced is extremely straightforward. It works on the number of applications that you use, and you license a server. It is something that is extremely fair, because it doesn't take into consideration the number of requests, etc. It is only priced based on the number of onboarded applications. It suits our model as well, because we have huge traffic. Our number of applications is not that large, so the pricing works great for us."
  • "It's a tiered licensing model. The more you buy, as you cross certain quantity thresholds, the pricing changes. If you have a smaller environment, your licensing costs are going to be different than a larger environment... The licensing is primarily per application. An application can be as many agents as you need. If you've got 10 development servers and 20 production servers and 50 QA servers, all of those agents can be reporting as a single application that utilizes one license."
  • "The product's pricing is low. I would rate it a two out of ten."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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  • "The private repositories are free, which is very good."
  • "It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable."
  • "If there are only 10 people using a particular repository, then GitHub is free. But if we increase the number of users, we need to pay the normal charge for GitHub."
  • "We have an enterprise licensing agreement, and I am not part of the finance department so I can't say how much it costs."
  • "I haven't had to pay anything for GitHub, I use the free version."
  • "The licensing model for GitHub is user-based. Whenever the new developer joins we have to get a new license and register their ID. The overall price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The licensing model from GitHub is very clear."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:When we access the application, it continuously monitors and detects vulnerabilities.
    Top Answer:The product's pricing is low. I would rate it a two out of ten.
    Top Answer:Technical support for the solution should be faster. We have to further analyze what kind of CVEs are in the reported libraries and what part of the code is affected. That analysis can be added to the… more »
    Top Answer: The control is the most valuable feature as developers can work on a single code.
    Top Answer:You don't have to pay for a license if you are using the free version. It gives you all the possible features it has.
    Top Answer:The initial setup requires heavy documentation which can be challenging for new developers.
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    Overview

    Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

    GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
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    Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Contrast Security Assess vs. GitHub
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Contrast Security Assess vs. GitHub and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Contrast Security Assess is ranked 31st in Application Security Tools with 11 reviews while GitHub is ranked 12th in Application Security Tools with 74 reviews. Contrast Security Assess is rated 8.8, while GitHub is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Contrast Security Assess writes "We're gathering vulnerability data from multiple environments in real time, fundamentally changing how we identify issues in applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitHub writes "Beneficial version control and continuous integration, but guides would be helpful". Contrast Security Assess is most compared with Veracode, Seeker, Fortify WebInspect and HCL AppScan, whereas GitHub is most compared with Snyk, AWS CodeCommit, Bitbucket and Fortify on Demand. See our Contrast Security Assess vs. GitHub report.

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