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We performed a comparison between Coverity and Parasoft SOAtest based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"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.""The most valuable feature of Coverity is the wrapper. We use the wrapper to build the C++ component, then we use the other code analysis to analyze the code to the build object, and then send back the result to the SonarQube server. Additionally, it is a powerful capabilities solution.""The app analysis is the most valuable feature as I know other solutions don't have that.""Coverity is scalable.""We were very comfortable with the initial setup.""The ability to scan code gives us details of existing and potential vulnerabilities. What really matters for us is to ensure that we are able to catch vulnerabilities ahead of time."

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"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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"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.""When I put my code into Coverity for scanning, the code information of the product is in the system. The solution could be improved by providing a SBOM, a software bill of material.""Coverity is not stable.""We'd like it to be faster.""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.""Coverity could improve the ease of use. Sometimes things become difficult and you need to follow the guides from the website but the guides could be better.""The solution could use more rules."

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"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."

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  • "Coverity is very expensive."
  • "This is a pretty expensive solution. The overall value of the solution could be improved if the price was reduced. Licensing is done on an annual basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We researched Coverity, but in the end, we chose SonarQube. SonarQube is a tool for reviewing code quality and security. It helps to guide our development teams during code reviews by providing… more »
    Top Answer:We were very comfortable with the initial setup.
    Top Answer:It is an expensive solution. Their sales team is very arrogant. I don't like their licensing mechanism. Everything is on very unfriendly terms. There are other tools you can use that are free and… more »
    Top Answer:From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly. Some aspects were difficult and therefore less useful for us, perhaps we lack the coding knowledge on that.
    Top Answer:We are a large company based in India. The primary use case of this solution is for our REST architecture. Parasoft uses different languages like JSON, XML and SORBS. It's like an API testing tool and… more »
    Top Answer:In general, this is a hassle free, user friendly tool and it doesn't require much knowledge if you're using the manual testing. Automated testing is also good but requires some knowledge in that… more »
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    Also Known As
    Synopsys Static Analysis
    SOAtest
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    Overview

    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.

    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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    Sample Customers
    MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
    Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company21%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm46%
    Government15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Coverity is ranked 9th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 22nd in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. Coverity is rated 7.8, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Broad integration capacity and works with more languages than some competitors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Checkmarx, Klocwork and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, ReadyAPI Test, Tricentis Tosca and Klocwork.

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