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

Find out in this report how the two Application Security Testing (AST) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Coverity vs. Snyk Report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"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.""We were very comfortable with the initial setup.""Coverity is scalable.""The app analysis is the most valuable feature as I know other solutions don't have that.""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 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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"The most valuable feature of Snyk is the software composition analysis.""I think all the standard features are quite useful when it comes to software component scanning, but I also like the new features they're coming out with, such as container scanning, secrets scanning, and static analysis with SAST.""It has a nice dashboard where I can see all the vulnerabilities and risks that they provided. I can also see the category of any risk, such as medium, high, and low. They provide the input priority-wise. The team can target the highest one first, and then they can go to medium and low ones.""A main feature of Snyk is that when you go with SCA, you do get properly done security composition, also from the licensing and open-source parameters perspective. A lot of companies often use open-source libraries or frameworks in their code, which is a big security concern. Snyk deals with all the things and provides you with a proper report about whether any open-source code or framework that you are using is vulnerable. In that way, Snyk is very good as compared to other tools.""Provides clear information and is easy to follow with good feedback regarding code practices.""The solution has great features and is quite stable.""Its reports are nice and provide information about the issue as well as resolution. They also provide a proper fix. If there's an issue, they provide information in detail about how to remediate that issue.""The advantage of Snyk is that Snyk automatically creates a pull request for all the findings that match or are classified according to the policy that we create. So, once we review the PR within Snyk and we approve the PR, Snyk auto-fixes the issue, which is quite interesting and which isn't there in any other product out there. So, Snyk is a step ahead in this particular area."

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Cons
"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.""The solution could use more rules.""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.""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 not stable.""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."

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"The log export function could be easier when shipping logs to other platforms such as Splunk.""It can be improved from the reporting perspective and scanning perspective. They can also improve it on the UI front.""The feature for automatic fixing of security breaches could be improved.""Basically the licensing costs are a little bit expensive.""Compatibility with other products would be great.""The reporting mechanism of Snyk could improve. The reporting mechanism is available only on the higher level of license. Adjusting the policy of the current setup of recording this report is something that can improve. For instance, if you have a certain license, you receive a rating, and the rating of this license remains the same for any use case. No matter if you are using it internally or using it externally, you cannot make the adjustment to your use case. It will always alert as a risky license. The areas of licenses in the reporting and adjustments can be improve""All such tools should definitely improve the signatures in their database. Snyk is pretty new to the industry. They have a pretty good knowledge base, but Veracode is on top because Veracode has been in this business for a pretty long time. They do have a pretty large database of all the findings, and the way that the correlation engine works is superb. Snyk is also pretty good, but it is not as good as Veracode in terms of maintaining a large space of all the historical data of vulnerabilities.""We have to integrate with their database, which means we need to send our entire code to them to scan, and they send us the report. A company working in the financial domain usually won't like to share its code or any information outside its network with any third-party provider."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Pricing-wise, it is not expensive as compared to other tools. If you have a couple of licenses, you can scan a certain number of projects. It just needs to be attached to them."
  • "It is pretty expensive. It is not a cheap product."
  • "The license model is based on the number of contributing developers. Snyk is expensive, for a startup company will most likely use the community edition, while larger companies will buy the licensed version. The price of Snyk is more than other SLA tools."
  • "I didn't think the price was that great, but it wasn't that bad, either. I'd rate their pricing as average in the market."
  • "We are using the open-source version for the scans."
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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:Snyk does a great job identifying and reducing vulnerabilities. This solution is fully automated and monitors 24/7 to find any issues reported on the internet. It will store dependencies that you are… more »
    Top Answer:It is easy for developers to use. The documentation is clear as well as the APIs are good and easily readable. It's a good solution overall.
    Top Answer:We would like to have upfront knowledge on how easy it should be to just pull in an upgraded dependency, e.g., even introduce full automation for dependencies supposed to have no impact on the… more »
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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.

    Snyk is a user-friendly security solution that enables users to safely develop and use open source code. Users can create automatic scans that allow them to keep a close eye on their code and prevent bad actors from exploiting vulnerabilities. This enables users to find and remove vulnerabilities soon after they appear.

    Benefits of Snyk

    Some of the benefits of using Snyk include:

    • Conserves resources: Snyk easily integrates with other security solutions and uses their security features to ensure that the work that users are doing is completely secure. These integrations allow them to protect themselves without pulling resources from their continued integration or continued delivery workflows. Resources can be conserved for areas of the greatest need.
    • Highly flexible: Snyk enables users to customize the system’s security automation features to meet their needs. Users can guarantee that the automation performs the functions that are most essential for their current project. Additionally, users are able to maintain platform governance consistency across their system.
    • Keeps users ahead of emerging threats. Snyk employs a database of threats that help it detect and keep track of potential issues. This database is constantly being updated to reflect the changes that take place in the realm of cybersecurity. It also uses machine learning. Users are prepared to deal with new issues as they arise.
    • Automatically scans projects for threats. Snyk’s command-line interface enables users to schedule the solution to run automatic scans of their projects. Time and manpower can be conserved for the areas of greatest need without sacrificing security.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Snyk is a security platform for developers that stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to integrate with other security solutions and important insights that it can enable users to discover. Snyk enables users to combine its already existing security features with those of other solutions to create far more robust and flexible layers of security than what it can supply on its own. It gives users the ability to dig into the security issues that they may experience. Users are given a clear view of the root causes of these problems. This equips them to address the problem and prevent similar issues in the future.

    Cameron G., a security software engineer at a tech company, writes, “The most valuable features are their GitLab and JIRA integrations.The GitLab integration lets us pull projects in pretty easily, so that it's pretty minimal for developers to get it set up. Using the JIRA integration, it's also pretty easy to get the information that is generated, as a result of that GitLab integration, back to our teams in a non-intrusive way and in a workflow that we are already using. Snyk is something of a bridge that we use; we get our projects into it and then get the information out of it. Those two integrations are crucial for us to be able to do that pretty simply.”

    Sean M., the chief information security officer of a technology vendor, writes, "From the software composition analysis perspective, it first makes sure that we understand what is happening from a third-party perspective for the particular product that we use. This is very difficult when you are building software and incorporating dependencies from other libraries, because those dependencies have dependencies and that chain of dependencies can go pretty deep. There could be a vulnerability in something that is seven layers deep, and it would be very difficult to understand that is even affecting us. Therefore, Snyk provides fantastic visibility to know, "Yes, we have a problem. Here is where it ultimately comes from." It may not be with what we're incorporating, but something much deeper than that."

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    Sample Customers
    MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
    StartApp, Segment, Skyscanner, DigitalOcean, Comic Relief
    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 Firm29%
    Individual & Family Service14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company6%
    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 Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Coverity vs. Snyk
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. Snyk and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Coverity is ranked 9th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews while Snyk is ranked 10th in Application Security Tools with 9 reviews. Coverity is rated 7.8, while Snyk is rated 7.8. 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 Snyk writes "Does a good analysis from the licensing and open-source perspective, but the UI, reporting, and scanning should be better". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Checkmarx, Klocwork and Polyspace Code Prover, whereas Snyk is most compared with SonarQube, Black Duck, Mend, Checkmarx and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks. See our Coverity vs. Snyk report.

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