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We performed a comparison between Fortify Application Defender and Klocwork 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 Fortify Application Defender vs. Klocwork report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution's ability to prevent vulnerable code from going into production is perfectly fine. It delivers, at least for the reports that we have been checking on Java and JavaScript. It has reported things that were helpful.""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.""The policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is pretty comprehensive, especially around PCI. If you do the static analysis, the dynamic analysis, and then a manual penetration test, it aggregates all of these results into one report. And then they create a PCI-specific report around it which helps to illustrate how the application adheres to different standards.""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.""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.""The static scan is the feature that we use the most, as it gives us insight into our source code. We have it integrated with our continuous integration, continuous delivery system, so we can get insight quickly.""Veracode's technical support is great. They assigned us a TAM and once a week, we have a brief engagement with the TAM to verify that everything's going well. If we have any outstanding issues, they get serviced and addressed."

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"The most valuable features of Fortify Application Defender are the code packages that are default.""We are able to provide out customers with a secure application after development. They are no longer left wondering if they are vulnerable to different threats within the market following deployment.""The information from Fortify Application Defender on how to fix and solve issues is very good compared to other solutions."

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"Klocwork's most valuable feature is the static code analysis feature. It detects the potential problem earlier to allow the developer to receive feedback quickly and then address it before it becomes a problem.""The most valuable feature is the Incremental analysis.""Technical support is quite good."

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Cons
"Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""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.""The UI could be better. Also, there are some scenarios where there is no security flaw, but the report indicates that there is a security flaw. The report is not perfectly accurate. So, the accuracy of the scanning reports needs improvement.""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.""I think if they could improve the operations around accepted vulnerabilities, we would see improvements in our productivity.""I've seen slightly better static analysis tools from other companies when it comes to speed and ease of use.""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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"The licensing can be a little complex.""Fortify Application Defender could improve by supporting more code languages, such as GRAAS and Groovy.""The solution could improve the time it takes to scan. When comparing it to SonarQube it does it in minutes while in Fortify Application Defender it can take hours."

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"Klocwork has to improve its features to stay ahead of other free solutions.""I believe it should support more languages, such as Python and JavaScript.""Every update that we receive requires of us a lengthy and involved process."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "The price of this solution could be less expensive."
  • "The licensing is very complex, it's project based and can range from $10,000 to $200,000+ depending on the project type and size."
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  • "When it comes to licensing, the solution has two packages, one for a fixed and the other for a floating server, with the former being more cost effective than the latter."
  • "Licensing fees are paid annually, but they also have a perpetual license."
  • "There are other solutions on the market such as Microsoft Visual Studio. They have been adding more static code analysis features that come for free. It is getting better all the time. That is one of the possibilities is that we've been considering that we may stop using the Klocwork because it doesn't give us any added value."
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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:Veracode's technical support is great. They assigned us a TAM and once a week, we have a brief engagement with the TAM… more »
    Top Answer:Veracode recently introduced some pricing based on microservices. This model gives us a lot of flexibility in being able… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Fortify Application Defender are the code packages that are default.
    Top Answer:Fortify Application Defender could improve by supporting more code languages, such as GRAAS and Groovy.
    Top Answer:I work for a local distributor for Micro Focus. We provide customers with a proof of values and we're showing them in… more »
    Top Answer:Klocwork's most valuable feature is the static code analysis feature. It detects the potential problem earlier to allow… more »
    Top Answer:There are other solutions on the market such as Microsoft Visual Studio. They have been adding more static code analysis… more »
    Top Answer:Klocwork has to improve its features to stay ahead of other free or low-cost solutions, like Visual Studio Code… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    HPE Fortify Application Defender, Micro Focus Fortify Application Defender
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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.

    Micro Focus Security Fortify Application Defender is a runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution that helps you manage and mitigate risk from homegrown or third-party applications. It provides centralized visibility into application use and abuse while protecting from software vulnerability exploits and other violations in real time.

    Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

    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
    ServiceMaster, Saltworks, SAP
    ACCESS Co Ltd, Risk-AI, Winbond Electronics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, University of Southern California, Alebra Technologies, SIMULIA, Risk Management Solutions, Brigham Young University, SRD, HRL
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company29%
    Engineering Company14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortify Application Defender vs. Klocwork
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortify Application Defender vs. Klocwork and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortify Application Defender is ranked 22nd in Application Security Tools with 3 reviews while Klocwork is ranked 24th in Application Security Tools with 3 reviews. Fortify Application Defender is rated 8.0, while Klocwork is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortify Application Defender writes "Secure, versatile cyber security technology ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Klocwork writes "Useful code analysis, straightforward implementation, but more features needed". Fortify Application Defender is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Qualys Web Application Scanning, whereas Klocwork is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity, Polyspace Code Prover, Checkmarx and GitLab. See our Fortify Application Defender vs. Klocwork report.

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