"We've found the documentation to be very good."
"We write software, and therefore, the most valuable aspect for us is basically the code analysis part."
"Its flexibility is most valuable. It is such a flexible tool. It can be implemented in a number of ways. It can do anything you want it to do. It can be fully automated within a DevOps pipeline. It can also be used in an ad hoc, special test case scenario and anywhere in between."
"Good reporting functionalities."
"I know the areas that they are trying to improve on. They've been getting feedback for several years. There are two main points. The first thing is keeping current with static code languages. I know it is difficult because code languages pop up all the time or there are new variants, but it is something that Fortify needs to put a better focus on. They need to keep current with their language support. The second thing is a philosophical issue, and I don't know if they'll ever change it. They've done a decent job of putting tools in place to mitigate things, but static code analysis is inherently noisy. If you just take a tool out of the box and run a scan, you're going to get a lot of results back, and not all of those results are interesting or important, which is different for every organization. Currently, we get four to five errors on the side of tagging, and it notifies you of every tiny inconsistency. If the tool sees something that it doesn't know, it flags, which becomes work that has to be done afterward. Clients don't typically like it. There has got to be a way of prioritizing. There are a ton of filter options within Fortify, but the problem is that you've got to go through the crazy noisy scan once before you know which filters you need to put in place to get to the interesting stuff. I keep hearing from their product team that they're working on a way to do container or docker scanning. That's a huge market mover. A lot of people are interested in that right now, and it is relevant. That is definitely something that I'd love to see in the next version or two."
"It comes with a hefty licensing fee."
"The pricing is a bit high."
"Lacks deeper reporting, the ability to compare things."
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Fortify Static Code Analyzer is ranked 1st in Static Code Analysis with 3 reviews while JFrog Xray is ranked 8th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 1 review. Fortify Static Code Analyzer is rated 7.6, while JFrog Xray is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortify Static Code Analyzer writes "Super scalable, fairly stable, very flexible, and can do anything you want it to do". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JFrog Xray writes "Stable, scalable and offers great reporting functionalities". Fortify Static Code Analyzer is most compared with Black Duck, Snyk, Veracode Static Analysis, Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis and WhiteSource, whereas JFrog Xray is most compared with Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Black Duck, Snyk, Veracode Software Composition Analysis and Sonatype Nexus Firewall.
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