We performed a comparison between Mend and Veracode based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison results: Based on the parameters we compared, Mend comes out ahead of Veracode. While both solutions offer fast vulnerability resolutions, Veracode’s higher licensing and delayed tech support leave room for improvement.
"Mend has reduced our open-source software vulnerabilities and helped us remediate issues quickly. My company's policy is to ensure that vulnerabilities are fixed before it gets to production."
"I am the organizational deployment administrator for this tool, and I, along with other users in our company, especially the security team, appreciate the solution for several reasons. The UI is excellent, and scanning for security threats fits well into our workflow."
"There are multiple different integrations there. We use Mend for CI/CD that goes through Azure as well. It works seamlessly. We never have any issues with it."
"WhiteSource is unique in the scanning of open-source licenses. Additionally, the vulnerabilities aspect of the solution is a benefit. We don't use WhiteSource in the whole organization, but we use it for some projects. There we receive a sense of the vulnerabilities of the open-source components, which improves our security work. The reports are automated which is useful."
"What is very nice is that the product is very easy to set up. When you want to implement Mend.io, it just takes a few minutes to create your organization, create your products, and scan them. It's really convenient to have Mend scanning your products in less than one hour."
"We set the solution up and enabled it and we had everything running pretty quickly."
"The best feature is that the Mend R&D team does their due diligence for all the vulnerabilities. In case they observe any important or critical vulnerabilities, such as the Log4j-related vulnerability, we usually get a dedicated email from our R&D team saying that this particular vulnerability has been exploited in the world, and we should definitely check our project for this and take corrective actions."
"WhiteSource helped reduce our mean time to resolution since the adoption of the product."
"The best feature of Veracode is that we can do static and dynamic scans."
"Vericode's policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is great. I"
"The dynamic scanning tool is what I like the best. Compared to other tools that I've used for dynamic scanning, it's much faster and easier to use."
"From a developer's perspective, Veracode's greenlight feature on the IDE is helpful. It helps the developer to be more proactive in secure coding standards. Apart from that, static analysis scanning is definitely one of the top features of Veracode."
"Code scanning is the most valuable feature."
"Ours is a Java-based application and Veracode can detect vulnerabilities in both Angular, which is used for the UI, and also in the backend code, which includes APIs and microservices."
"We have found the static analysis to be useful in Veracode Static Analysis. However, we are in the process of testing."
"Veracode Fix is a new feature that functions similarly to auto-remediation for low or medium flaw codes."
"I rated the solution an eight out of ten because WhiteSource hasn't built in a couple of features that we would have loved to use and they say they're on their roadmap. I'm hoping that they'll be able to build and deliver in 2022."
"The turnaround time for upgrading databases for this tool as well as the accuracy could be improved."
"On the reporting side, they could make some improvements. They are making the reports better and better, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to generate a report for our entire organization."
"They're working on a UI refresh. That's probably been one of the pain points for us as it feels like a really old application."
"WhiteSource only produces a report, which is nice to look at. However, you have to check that report every week, to see if something was found that you don't want. It would be great if the build that's generating a report would fail if it finds a very important vulnerability, for instance."
"The only thing that I don't find support for on Mend Prioritize is C++."
"Mend lets you create custom policies. They're not too complicated to set up, but it would be helpful if they had some preconfigured policies to match what we have in Azure DevOps. That would save us a lot of time. It's tedious to configure the policies manually, and I lack the capacity to do it right now. Other products have preconfigured packs and templates, and Mend doesn't."
"At times, the latency of getting items out of the findings after they're remediated is higher than it should be."
"Veracode's SAST, DAST, and SCA are pretty good with respect to industry standards, but with regard to container security, they are in either beta or alpha testing. They need to get that particular feature up and running so that they take care of the container security part."
"The security labs integration has room for improvement."
"Veracode can be slow at times and has room for improvement, which may cause delays in our products and prolonged static scans."
"I haven't heard about any problems so far. However, it would be great if Veracode automatically packaged stuff up for you."
"Veracode should include the feature to run multiple scales at a time."
"If you schedule two parallel scans under the same project, one of them will be a failure."
"The training lab is not very user-friendly and takes a long time to set up."
"It will be beneficial for developers if Veracode Greenlight includes Python."
Mend.io is a software composition analysis tool that secures what developers create. The solution provides an automated reduction of the software attack surface, reduces developer burdens, and accelerates app delivery. Mend.io provides open-source analysis with its in-house and other multiple sources of software vulnerabilities. In addition, the solution offers license and policy violation alerts, has great pipeline integration, and, since it is a SaaS (software as a service), it doesn’t require you to physically maintain servers or data centers for any implementation. Not only does Mend.io reduce enterprise application security risk, it also helps developers meet deadlines faster.
Mend.io has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing Mend.io. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Mend.io solution.
Jeffrey H., System Manager of Cloud Engineering at Common Spirit, says, “Finding vulnerabilities is pretty easy. Mend.io (formerly WhiteSource) does a great job of that and we had quite a few when we first put this in place. Mend.io does a very good job of finding the open-source, checking the versions, and making sure they're secure. They notify us of critical high, medium, and low impacts, and if anything is wrong. We find the product very easy to use and we use it as a core part of our strategy for scanning product code moving toward release.”
PeerSpot reviewer Ben D., Head of Software Engineering at a legal firm, mentions, “The way WhiteSource scans the code is great. It’s easy to identify and remediate open source vulnerabilities using this solution. WhiteSource helped reduce our mean time to resolution since we adopted the product. In terms of integration, it's pretty easy.”
An IT Service Manager at a wholesaler/distributor comments, “Mend.io provides threat detection and an excellent UI in a highly stable solution, with outstanding technical support.”
Another reviewer, Kevin D., Intramural OfficialIntramural at Northeastern University, states, "The vulnerability analysis is the best aspect of the solution."
Veracode is a leading application security platform that helps organizations to develop and deliver secure software. Veracode's solution provides comprehensive capabilities for static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, and manual penetration testing.
Veracode's static analysis solution scans source code for various security vulnerabilities, including common web application attack vectors, injection flaws, cross-site scripting, and insecure direct object references. Veracode's dynamic analysis solution simulates real-world attacks to identify vulnerabilities that may not be detectable by static analysis alone. Veracode's software composition analysis solution scans open-source and third-party components for known vulnerabilities. Veracode's manual penetration testing service is performed by experienced security professionals who use a variety of techniques to identify vulnerabilities in software applications.
Many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and startups, use Veracode's solution. Veracode's customers rely on Veracode to help them to improve the security of their software applications and to reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.
Here are some of the benefits of using Veracode:
Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.
Mend.io is ranked 5th in Application Security Tools with 12 reviews while Veracode is ranked 2nd in Application Security Tools with 98 reviews. Mend.io is rated 8.6, while Veracode is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Mend.io writes "Easy to use, great for finding vulnerabilities, and simple to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veracode writes "Great SAST, good DAST, and helps save a significant amount of time". Mend.io is most compared with SonarQube, Black Duck, Snyk, Checkmarx and JFrog Security Essentials, whereas Veracode is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Snyk, Fortify on Demand and SonarCloud. See our Mend.io vs. Veracode report.
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