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We performed a comparison between Fortify Application Defender and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand 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. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The findings of their security analysis are wonderful. You can easily go through all the analyses done by Veracode. You can see what are the flaws and what could be the best possible resolution to minimize those flaws in the application. When an application is being used by the public, security is a challenge. Veracode helps us to analyze all the security flaws, discrepancies, and vulnerabilities inside the application. It provides good reports.""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.""You can easily integrate it with Azure DevOps. This is an added value because we work with Azure DevOps. Veracode is natively supported and we don't have to work with APIs.""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.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""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.""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.""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."

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"The information from Fortify Application Defender on how to fix and solve issues is very good compared to other solutions.""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."

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"It is a very easy tool for developers to use in parallel while they're doing the coding. It does auto scanning as we are progressing with the CI/CD pipeline. It has got very simple and efficient API support.""Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.""It is an extremely robust, scalable, and stable solution.""Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.""The vulnerability detection and scanning are awesome features.""The SAST feature is the most valuable.""The user interface is good.""Fortify supports most languages. Other tools are limited to Java and other typical languages. IBM's solutions aren't flexible enough to support any language. Fortify also integrates with lots of tools because it has API support."

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Cons
"The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""I think if they could improve the operations around accepted vulnerabilities, we would see improvements in our productivity.""Sometimes the scans are not done quickly, but the solutions that it provides are really good. The quality is high, but the analysis is not done extremely quickly.""If the dynamic scan is improved, then the speed might go up. That is somehow not happening. We have raised this concern. It might also help if they could time limit scans to 24 hours instead of letting them go for three days. Then, whatever results could be shared, even if the scan is not complete, that would definitely help us.""The reports on offer are too verbose.""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.""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.""When it comes to the speed of the pipeline scan, one of the things we have found with Veracode is that it's very fast with Java-based applications but a bit slow with C/C++ based applications. So we have implemented the pipeline scan only for Java-based applications not for the C/C++ applications."

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"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.""Fortify Application Defender could improve by supporting more code languages, such as GRAAS and Groovy.""The licensing can be a little complex."

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"During development, when our developer makes changes to their code, they typically use GitHub or GitLab to track those changes. However, proper integration between Fortify on Demand and GitHub and GitLab is not there yet. Improved integration would be very valuable to us.""I would like to see improvement in CI integration and integration with GitLab or Jenkins. It needs to be more simple.""There are lots of limitations with code technology. It cannot scan .net properly either.""They have a release coming out, which is full of new features. Based on their roadmap, there's nothing that I would suggest for them to put in it that they haven't already suggested. However, I am a customer, so I always think the pricing is something that could be improved. I am working with them on that, and they're very flexible. They work with their customers and kind of tailor the product to the customer's needs. So far, I am very happy with what they're able to provide. Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but that would be about it.""It does scanning for all virtual machines and other things, but it doesn't do the scanning for containers. It currently lacks the ability to do the scanning on containers. We're asking their product management team to expand this capability to containers.""Reporting could be improved.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand could improve the user interface by making it more user-friendly.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we have to use Windows Agent. This is something they could improve."

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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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  • "It is cost-effective."
  • "Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide."
  • "We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price."
  • "The price is fair compared to that of other solutions."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need."
  • "The solution is expensive and the price could be reduced."
  • "The pricing model it's based on how many applications you wish to scan."
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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:The findings of their security analysis are wonderful. You can easily go through all the analyses done by Veracode. You… more »
    Top Answer:It is quite good. If you adapt it for the whole organization, it is quite affordable. The pricing plans are good as… 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:Fortify on Demand is affordable, and its licensing comes with a year of support.
    Top Answer:Fortify on Demand could be improved with support in Russia.
    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.

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is a web application security testing tool that enables continuous monitoring. The solution is designed to help you with security testing, vulnerability management and tailored expertise, and is able to provide the support needed to easily create, supplement, and expand a software security assurance program without the need for additional infrastructure or resources.

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Features

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Deployment flexibility
    • Scalability
    • Built for DevSecOps
    • Ease of use
    • Supports 27+ languages
    • Real-time vulnerability identification with
    • Security Assistant
    • Actionable results in less than 1 hour for most applications with DevOps automation
    • Expanded coverage, accuracy and remediation details with IAST runtime agent
    • Continuous application monitoring of production applications
    • Virtual patches
    • Supports iOS and Android mobile applications
    • Security vulnerability identification
    • Behavioral and reputation analysis

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Micro Focus Fortify on Demand. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Fast remediation: With Micro Focus Fortify on Demand you can achieve fast remediation throughout the software lifecycle with robust assessments by a team of security experts.
    • Easy integration: The solution’s integration ecosystem is easy to use, creating a more secure software supply chain.
    • Security testing: Micro Focus Fortify on Demand covers in-depth mobile app security testing, open-source analysis, and vendor application security management, in addition to static and dynamic testing.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Micro Focus Fortify on Demand solution.

    Dionisio V., Senior System Analyst at Azurian, says, "One of the top features is the source code review for vulnerabilities. When we look at source code, it's hard to see where areas may be weak in terms of security, and Fortify on Demand's source code review helps with that." He goes on to add, “Another reason I like Fortify on Demand is because our code often includes open source libraries, and it's important to know when the library is outdated or if it has any known vulnerabilities in it. This information is important to us when we're developing our solutions and Fortify on Demand informs us when it detects any vulnerable open source libraries.”

    A Security Systems Analyst at a retailer mentions, “Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.”

    Jayashree A., Executive Manager at PepsiCo, comments, “Once we have our project created with our application pipeline connected to the test scanning, it only takes two minutes. The report explaining what needs to be modified related to security and vulnerabilities in our code is very helpful. We are able to do static and dynamic code scanning. When we are exploring some of the endpoints this solution identifies many loopholes that hackers could utilize for an attack. This has been very helpful and surprising how many vulnerabilities there can be.”

    A Principal Solutions Architect at a security firm explains, “Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.”

    PeerSpot user Mamta J., Co-Founder at TechScalable, states, "Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much."

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    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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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Retailer13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortify Application Defender vs. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortify Application Defender vs. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortify Application Defender is ranked 22nd in Application Security Tools with 3 reviews while Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security Tools with 21 reviews. Fortify Application Defender is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortify Application Defender writes "Secure, versatile cyber security technology ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". Fortify Application Defender is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, whereas Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, Fortify WebInspect and Micro Focus Software Security Center. See our Fortify Application Defender vs. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand report.

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