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Pros
"The most valuable features are that you can do static analysis and dynamic analysis on a scheduled basis and that you can push the findings into JIRA.""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.""There are quite a few features that are very reliable, like the newly launched Veracode Pipelines Scan, which is pretty awesome. It supports the synchronous pipeline pretty well. We been using it out of the Jira plugin, and that is fantastic.""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.""The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""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.""Another feature of Veracode is that they provide e-learning, but the e-learning is not basic, rather it is quite advanced... in the e-learning you can check into best practices for developing code and how to prevent improper management of some component of the code that could lead to a vulnerability. The e-learning that Veracode provides is an extremely good tool.""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."

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"Coverity is quite stable and we haven’t had any issues or any downtime.""One of the most valuable features is Contributing Events. That particular feature helps the developer understand the root cause of a defect. So you can locate the starting point of the defect and figure out exactly how it is being exploited.""I encountered a bug with Coverity, and I opened a ticket. Support provided me with a workaround. So it's working at the moment, or at least it seems to be.""It provides reports about a lot of potential defects.""The most valuable feature is the integration with Jenkins.""The most valuable feature is that there were not a whole lot of false positives, at least on the codebases that I looked at."

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"There's extensive functionality with custom rules and a custom knowledge base.""The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.""The HCL AppScan turnaround time for Burp Suite or any new feature request is pretty good, and that is why we are sticking with the HCL.""It identifies all the URLs and domains on its own and then performs tests and provides the results."

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Cons
"If Veracode was more diversified, as far as the number of platforms and the number of applications it could do in our favor, we would be using it even more. But there are a number of platforms it doesn't support. For example, I know they support C+, .NET, and Java, but there are certain platforms they don't support and that was disappointing.""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.""It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""The pricing for qualified startups such as Neo4j could be improved.""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.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it.""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.""There is much to be desired of UI and user experience. The UI is very slow. With every click, it just takes a lot of time for the pages to load. We have seen this consistently since getting this solution. The UI and UX are very disjointed."

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"Ideally, it would have a user-based license that does not have a restriction in the number of lines of code.""Its price can be improved. Price is always an issue with Synopsys.""Right now, the Coverity executable is around 1.2GB to download. If they can reduce it to approximately 600 or 700MB, that would be great. If they decrease the executable, it will be much easier to work in an environment like Docker.""Coverity is far from perfection, and I'm not 100 percent sure it's helping me find what I need to find in my role. We need exactly what we are looking for, i.e. security errors and vulnerabilities. It doesn't seem to be reporting while we are changing our code.""I would like to see integration with popular IDEs, such as Eclipse.""It should be easier to specify your own validation routines and sanitation routines."

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"They have to improve support.""One thing which I think can be improved is the CI/CD Integration""The dashboard, for AppScan or the Fortified fast tool, which we use needs to be improved.""The solution often has a high number of false positives. It's an aspect they really need to improve upon."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization."
  • "I don't really know about the pricing, but I'd say it's worth whatever Veracode is charging, because the solution is that good."
  • "Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing."
  • "If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount."
  • "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."
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  • "Coverity is quite expensive."
  • "The licensing fees are based on the number of lines of code."
  • "The price is competitive with other solutions."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Coverity is very expensive."
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  • "With the features, that they offer, and the support, they offer, AppScan pricing is on a higher level."
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    I was impressed with the pricing we got from Veracode. I was able to make it work very well within our budget.
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    We researched Coverity, but in the end, we chose SonarQube. SonarQube is a tool for reviewing code quality and security… more »
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    One of the most valuable features is Contributing Events. That particular feature helps the developer understand the… more »
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    I'm not sure about the licensing. My commercial team deals with that.
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    The solution offers services in a few specific development languages.
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    They have to improve support. Their support before, when it was IBM, was very good technical support. However, now, it's… more »
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    Also Known As
    Synopsys Static Analysis
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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.

    Coverity® gives you the speed, ease of use, accuracy, industry standards compliance, and scalability that you need to develop high-quality, secure applications. Coverity identifies critical software quality defects and security vulnerabilities in code as it’s written, early in the development process, when it’s least costly and easiest to fix. With the Code Sight™ integrated development environment (IDE) plugin, developers get accurate analysis in seconds in their IDE as they code. Precise actionable remediation advice and context-specific eLearning help your developers understand how to fix their prioritized issues quickly, without having to become security experts. 

    Coverity seamlessly integrates automated security testing into your CI/CD pipelines and supports your existing development tools and workflows. Choose where and how to do your development: on-premises or in the cloud with the Polaris Software Integrity Platform™ (SaaS), a highly scalable, cloud-based application security platform. Coverity supports 22 languages and over 70 frameworks and templates.

    IBM Security AppScan enhances web application security and mobile application security, improves application security program management and strengthens regulatory compliance. By scanning your web and mobile applications prior to deployment, AppScan enables you to identify security vulnerabilities and generate reports and fix recommendations.

    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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    Sample Customers
    State of Missouri, Rekner
    MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
    Essex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company11%
    Government11%
    Retailer11%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government4%
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    Government25%
    Transportation Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Insurance Company17%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. HCL AppScan and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Coverity is ranked 10th in Application Security with 6 reviews while HCL AppScan is ranked 17th in Application Security with 4 reviews. Coverity is rated 7.6, while HCL AppScan is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Straightforward to install and reports few false positives, but it should be easier to specify your own validation and sanitation routines". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Improves application security, identifies gaps, and performs well". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, Klocwork and CAST Application Intelligence Platform, whereas HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, OWASP Zap and Fortify WebInspect. See our Coverity vs. HCL AppScan report.

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