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We performed a comparison between Fortify on Demand and GitLab 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 on Demand vs. GitLab Report (Updated: March 2024).
768,066 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The static code analyzers are the most valuable features of this solution.""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.""The most valuable features are the server, scanning, and it has helped identify issues with the security analysis.""The solution is user-friendly.""It improves future security scans.""We identified a lot of security vulnerability much earlier in the development and could fix this well before the product was rolled out to a huge number of clients.""It has saved us a lot of time as we focus primarily on programming rather than tool operational work.""Fortify on Demand can be scaled very easily."

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"CI/CD is valuable for me.""GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.""For us, Gitlab's most valuable feature is the integration with Cypress. We're using Cypress as an automation tool, so we're using GitLab as a tool for running in parallel.""GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.""GitLab is a solution for source code management, container registry, pipelines, testing, and deployment.""Of all available products, it was the easiest to use and easy to install.""The SaaS setup is impressive, and it has DAST solutioning.""The most valuable feature of GitLab is the automatic merging of code."

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Cons
"There are lots of limitations with code technology. It cannot scan .net properly either.""The vulnerability analysis does not always provide guidelines for what the developer should do in order to correct the problem, which means that the code has to be manually inspected and understood.""In terms of what could be improved, we need more strategic analysis reports, not just for one specific application, but for the whole enterprise. In the next release, we need more reports and more analytic views for all the applications. There is no enterprise view in Fortify. I would like enterprise views and reports.""Integration to CI/CD pipelines could be improved. The reporting format could be more user friendly so that it is easy to read.""Takes up a lot of resources which can slow things down.""Not fully integrated with CIT processes.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand could improve the reports. They could benefit from being more user-friendly and intuitive.""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."

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"We'd always like to see better pricing on the product.""I used Spring Cloud config and to connect that to GitLab was so hard.""There is room for improvement in GitLab Agents.""I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira.""I would like more Agile features in the Premium version. The Premium version should have all Agile features that exist in the Ultimate version. IBM AOM has a complete Agile implementation, but in GitLab, you only have these features if you buy the Ultimate version. It would be good if we can use these in the Premium version.""It would be better if there weren't any outages. There are occasions where we usually see a lot of outages using GitLab. It happens at least once a week or something like that. Whatever pipelines you're running, to check the logs, you need to have a different set of tools like Argus or something like that. If you have pipelines running on GitLab, you need a separate service deployed to view the logs, which is kind of a pain. If the logs can be used conveniently on GitLab, that would be definitely helpful. I'm not talking about the CI/CD pipelines but the back-end services and microservices deployed over GitLab. To view the logs for those microservices, you need to have separate log viewers, which is kind of a pain.""It could have more security integrations and the ability to check the vulnerability of the code. I don't think it is a responsibility of Gitlab, but it would be nice to have more options to integrate with."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Buying a license would be feasible for regular use. For intermittent use, the cloud-based option can be used (Fortify on Demand)."
  • "We used the one-time application, Security Scan Dynamic. I believe the original fee was $8,000."
  • "The subscription model, on a per-scan basis, is a bit expensive. That's another reason we are not using it for all the apps."
  • "The licensing was good because the licenses have the heavy centralized server."
  • "It's a yearly contract, but I don't remember the dollar amount."
  • "The pricing can be improved because it is complex when compared to the competition."
  • "It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved."
  • "It is cost-effective."
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  • "I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."
  • "The price is okay."
  • "It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses."
  • "Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version."
  • "It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year."
  • "I don't mind the price because I use the free version."
  • "We are using its free version, and we are evaluating its Premium version. Its Ultimate version is very expensive."
  • "The price of GitLab could be better, it is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It helps deploy and track changes easily as per time-to-time market upgrades.
    Top Answer:The product's cost depends on the type of license. The on-premise licenses are more expensive than the cloud subscriptions. I rate the pricing a six out of ten.
    Top Answer:They could provide features for artificial intelligence similar to other vendors like OpenText products.
    Top Answer:The tool helps to integrate CI/CD pipeline deployments. It is very easy to learn. Its security model is good.
    Top Answer:For small-scale usage, GitLab offers a free tier. For enterprise pricing, GitLab is more expensive than GitHub, as it's not as widely adopted. GitLab is the preferred choice for many developers… more »
    Top Answer:GitLab could consider introducing a code-scanning tool. Purchasing such tools from external markets can incur charges, which might not be favorable. Integrating these features into GitLab would… more »
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand
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    Overview

    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.

    Fortify on Demand Features

    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

    Fortify on Demand Benefits

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

    • Fast remediation: With 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: 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 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."

    GitLab is a complete DevOps platform that enables teams to collaborate and deliver software faster. 

    It provides a single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle, from planning and development to testing, deployment, and monitoring. 

    With GitLab, teams can streamline their workflows, automate processes, and improve productivity.

    Sample Customers
    SAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more.
    1. NASA  2. IBM  3. Sony  4. Alibaba  5. CERN  6. Siemens  7. Volkswagen  8. ING  9. Ticketmaster  10. SpaceX  11. Adobe  12. Intuit  13. Autodesk  14. Rakuten  15. Unity Technologies  16. Pandora  17. Electronic Arts  18. Nordstrom  19. Verizon  20. Comcast  21. Philips  22. Deutsche Telekom  23. Orange  24. Fujitsu  25. Ericsson  26. Nokia  27. General Electric  28. Cisco  29. Accenture  30. Deloitte  31. PwC  32. KPMG
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm39%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Retailer11%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government9%
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Retailer10%
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    Educational Organization25%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortify on Demand vs. GitLab
    March 2024
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    Fortify on Demand is ranked 11th in Application Security Tools with 56 reviews while GitLab is ranked 7th in Application Security Tools with 70 reviews. Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while GitLab is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortify on Demand writes "Provides good depth of scanning but is unfortunately not fully integrated with CIT processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitLab writes "Powerful, mature, and easy to set up and manage". Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx One, Veracode, Coverity and Fortify WebInspect, whereas GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Bamboo, AWS CodePipeline, SonarQube and Tekton. See our Fortify on Demand vs. GitLab report.

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