Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Synopsys Logo
17,993 views|11,623 comparisons
88% willing to recommend
Synopsys Logo
758 views|558 comparisons
100% willing to recommend
Comparison Buyer's Guide
Executive Summary

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

Find out what your peers are saying about Sonar, Veracode, Checkmarx and others in Application Security Testing (AST).
To learn more, read our detailed Application Security Testing (AST) Report (Updated: March 2024).
767,667 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Featured Review
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"It provides reports about a lot of potential defects.""The most valuable feature is that there were not a whole lot of false positives, at least on the codebases that I looked at.""The most valuable feature of Coverity is its software security feature called the Checker. If you share some vulnerability or weakness then the software can find any potential security bug or defect. The code integration tool enables some secure coding standards and implements some Checkers for Live Duo. So we can enable secure coding and Azure in this tool. So in our software, we can make sure our software combines some industry supervised data.""The product has deeper scanning capabilities.""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 solution has improved our code quality and security very well.""The product has been beneficial in logging functionality, allowing me to categorize vulnerabilities based on severity. This aids in providing updated reports on subsequent scans.""The security analysis features are the most valuable features of this solution."

More Coverity Pros →

"A significant advantage of Seeker is that it is an interactive scanner, and we have found it to be much more effective in reducing the amount of false positives than dynamic scanners such as AppScan, Micro Focus Fortify, etc. Furthermore, with Seeker, we are finding more and more valid (i.e. "true") positives over time compared with the dynamic scanners."

More Seeker Pros →

Cons
"It would be great if we could customize the rules to focus on critical issues.""We actually specified several checkers, but we found some checkers had a higher false positive rate. I think this is a problem. Because we have to waste some time is really the issue because the issue is not an issue. I mean, the tool pauses or an issue, but the same issue is the filter now.Some check checkers cannot find some issues, but sometimes they find issues that are not relevant, right, that are not really issues. Some customisation mechanism can be added in the next release so that we can define our Checker. The Modelling feature provided by Coverity helps in finding more information for potential issues but it is not mature enough, it should be mature. The fast testing feature for security testing campaign can be added as well. So if you correctly integrate it with the training team, maybe you can help us to find more potential issues.""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.""Ideally, it would have a user-based license that does not have a restriction in the number of lines of code.""They could improve the usability. For example, how you set things up, even though it's straightforward, it could be still be easier.""Sometimes, vulnerabilities remain unidentified even after setting up the rules.""Coverity is not stable.""We use GitHub and Gitflow, and Coverity does not fit with Gitflow. I have to create a screen for our branches, and it's a pain for developers. It has been difficult to integrate Coverity with our system."

More Coverity Cons →

"One area that Seeker can improve is to make it more customizable. All security scanning tools have a defined set of rules that are based on certain criteria which they will use to detect issues. However, the criteria that you set initially is not something that all applications are going to need."

More Seeker Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable compared to other platforms. It is based on a three year license."
  • "The pricing is on the expensive side, and we are paying for a couple of items."
  • More Coverity Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "The licensing for Seeker is user-based and for 50 users I believe it costs about $70,000 per year."
  • More Seeker Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Application Security Testing (AST) solutions are best for your needs.
    767,667 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    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:The solution has improved our code quality and security very well.
    Top Answer:A significant advantage of Seeker is that it is an interactive scanner, and we have found it to be much more effective in reducing the amount of false positives than dynamic scanners such as AppScan… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing for Seeker is user-based and for 50 users I believe it costs about $70,000 per year.
    Top Answer:One area that Seeker can improve is to make it more customizable. All security scanning tools have a defined set of rules that are based on certain criteria which they will use to detect issues… more »
    Ranking
    Views
    17,993
    Comparisons
    11,623
    Reviews
    22
    Average Words per Review
    382
    Rating
    8.0
    Views
    758
    Comparisons
    558
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    1,632
    Rating
    7.0
    Comparisons
    SonarQube logo
    Compared 51% of the time.
    Klocwork logo
    Compared 9% of the time.
    Fortify on Demand logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
    Checkmarx One logo
    Compared 6% of the time.
    GitLab logo
    Compared 1% of the time.
    Also Known As
    Synopsys Static Analysis
    Learn More
    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.

    Seeker®, interactive application security testing (IAST) solution, gives you unparalleled visibility into your modern web, cloud based and microservices based app security posture. It automatically verifies, prioritizes and reports on critical vulnerabilities in real time. It identifies vulnerability trends against compliance standards (e.g., OWASP Top 10, PCI DSS, GDPR, CAPEC, and CWE/SANS Top 25). Seeker enables security teams to identify and track sensitive data to ensure that it is handled securely and not stored in log files or databases with weak or no encryption. Seeker’s seamless integration into CI/CD workflows enables fast interactive application security testing at DevOps speed.
    Sample Customers
    MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
    El Al Airlines and Société Française du Radiotelephone
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company39%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company28%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Security Testing (AST)
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Sonar, Veracode, Checkmarx and others in Application Security Testing (AST). Updated: March 2024.
    767,667 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Coverity is ranked 4th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 33 reviews while Seeker is ranked 24th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. Coverity is rated 7.8, while Seeker is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Best SAST tool to check software quality issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Seeker writes "More effective than dynamic scanners, but is missing useful learning capabilities". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Klocwork, Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx One and GitLab, whereas Seeker is most compared with Synopsys API Security Testing, Contrast Security Assess, Polaris Software Integrity Platform, SonarQube and Checkmarx One.

    See our list of best Application Security Testing (AST) vendors.

    We monitor all Application Security Testing (AST) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.