Fortra's Digital Defense Frontline WAS vs GitHub comparison

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  • "The private repositories are free, which is very good."
  • "It is open-source. There is no license for GitHub."
  • "The price of this solution is reasonable."
  • "If there are only 10 people using a particular repository, then GitHub is free. But if we increase the number of users, we need to pay the normal charge for GitHub."
  • "We have an enterprise licensing agreement, and I am not part of the finance department so I can't say how much it costs."
  • "I haven't had to pay anything for GitHub, I use the free version."
  • "The licensing model for GitHub is user-based. Whenever the new developer joins we have to get a new license and register their ID. The overall price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The licensing model from GitHub is very clear."
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    Top Answer: The control is the most valuable feature as developers can work on a single code.
    Top Answer:You don't have to pay for a license if you are using the free version. It gives you all the possible features it has.
    Top Answer:The initial setup requires heavy documentation which can be challenging for new developers.
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    Also Known As
    Frontline WAS, Frontline Web Application Scanning
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    Fortra's Digital Defense Frontline Web Application Scanner (WAS) is an easy-to-use security solution that provides prioritized vulnerability reporting and technical recommendations so your remediation team can tackle the biggest threats, first. Frontline WAS easily runs dynamic web application tests with accurate results, not matter how much your web apps change.

    GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service. It offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Unlike Git, which is strictly a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration. It also provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project.
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Fortra's Digital Defense Frontline WAS is ranked 58th in Application Security Tools while GitHub is ranked 10th in Application Security Tools with 52 reviews. Fortra's Digital Defense Frontline WAS is rated 0.0, while GitHub is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitHub writes "The forking feature allows us to release a specific set of features to the environment. ". Fortra's Digital Defense Frontline WAS is most compared with , whereas GitHub is most compared with Snyk, Atlassian SourceTree, AWS CodeCommit, Bitbucket and Fortify on Demand.

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