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We performed a comparison between Contrast Security Protect and Sonatype Nexus Firewall 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 Contrast Security Protect vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The dynamic scanning tool is what I like the best. Compared to other tools that I've used for dynamic scanning, it's much faster and easier to use.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""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.""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.""It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.""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.""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.""You can easily integrate it with Azure DevOps. This is an added value because we work with Azure DevOps. Veracode is natively supported and we don't have to work with APIs."

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"Protect provides us with more in-depth visibility into ongoing attacks.""The solution has excellent real-time capabilities."

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"Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes vulnerable, it will notify you."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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.""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.""Third-party library scanning would be very useful to have. When I was researching this a year ago, there was not a third-party library scan available. This would be a nice feature to have because we are now running through some assessments and finding out which tool can do it since this information needs to be captured. Since Veracode is a security solution, this should be related.""Veracode has plenty of data. The problem is the information on the dashboards of Veracode, as the user interface is not great. It's not immediately usable. Most of the time, the best way to use it is to just create issues and put them in JIRA... But if I were a startup, and only had products with a good user interface, I wouldn't use Veracode because the UI is very dated.""The feature that allows me to read which mitigation answer was submitted, and to approve it, requires me to use do so in different screens. That makes it a little bit more complicated because I have to read and then I have to go back and make sure it falls under the same number ID number. That part is a little bit complicated from my perspective, because that's what I use the most.""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."

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"There's room for improvement in the initial setup.""Protect's reporting GUI is very basic. To get all statuses from the APIs, we needed to write our own KPI dashboard to provide reports."

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"What I don't like is the lack of an option to pick up the phone and call someone for support. That is something they need to improve on. They need to have a professional services package, or they need to include that option with their services."

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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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  • "The pricing is reasonable if you're a large enterprise developing code. It's not super-expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:SonarQube is easy to deploy and configure, and also integrates well with other tools to do quality code analysis… more »
    Top Answer:The findings of their security analysis are wonderful. You can easily go through all the analyses done by Veracode. You… more »
    Top Answer:It is quite good. If you adapt it for the whole organization, it is quite affordable. The pricing plans are good as… more »
    Top Answer:The solution has excellent real-time capabilities.
    Top Answer:Protect pricing is based on the number of application, but the price depends on the overall relationship.
    Top Answer:Additional languages and platforms - on the product roadmap.
    Top Answer:Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is reasonable if you're a large enterprise developing code. It's not super-expensive. There are no costs in… more »
    Top Answer:With the security concerns around open source, the management and vulnerability scanning, it's relatively new. In… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Contrast Protect
    Nexus Firewall
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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.

    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.

    Nexus Firewall is a perimeter quality control for software development. Similar to a network firewall, it leverages rules you define that automatically shield you from unacceptable software components entering and another set for stopping them from exiting your application development.

    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.

    Easily Spot Vulnerabilities & Stop Attacks in Real-Time

    Protect your applications from attacks by detecting and automatically fixing vulnerabilities. Get a quick, personalized demo to see how you can better protect your business with Contrast Security.

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    Sample Customers
    State of Missouri, Rekner
    Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
    EDF, Tomitribe, Crosskey, Blackboard, Travel audience
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Healthcare Company22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Contrast Security Protect vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Contrast Security Protect vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Contrast Security Protect is ranked 21st in Application Security Tools with 2 reviews while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is ranked 16th in Application Security Tools with 2 reviews. Contrast Security Protect is rated 8.6, while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Contrast Security Protect writes "Stable with good real-time capabilities and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sonatype Nexus Firewall writes "Significantly decreases our time to market for secure apps by automating open source approval". Contrast Security Protect is most compared with SonarQube, Snyk, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx and Coverity, whereas Sonatype Nexus Firewall is most compared with JFrog Xray, Black Duck, Cisco Secure Firewall, SonarQube and GitLab. See our Contrast Security Protect vs. Sonatype Nexus Firewall report.

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