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We performed a comparison between Mend and Veracode 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.
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Pros
"We set the solution up and enabled it and we had everything running pretty quickly.""Its ease of use and good results are the most valuable.""The license management of WhiteSource was at a good level. As compared to other tools that I have used, its functionality for the licenses for the code libraries was quite good. Its UI was also fine.""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.""The inventory management as well as the ability to identify security vulnerabilities has been the most valuable for our business.""WhiteSource helped reduce our mean time to resolution since the adoption of the product.""The results and the dashboard they provide are good.""The vulnerability analysis is the best aspect of the solution."

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"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.""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.""It is SaaS hosted. That makes it very convenient to use. There is no initial time needed to set up an application. Scanning is a matter of minutes. You just log in, create an application profile, associate a security configuration, and that's about it. It takes 10 minutes to start. The lack of initial lead time or initial overhead to get going is the primary advantage.""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.""The solution's ability to prevent vulnerable code from going into production is perfectly fine. It delivers, at least for the reports that we have been checking on Java and JavaScript. It has reported things that were helpful.""The time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""The main feature that I have found valuable is the solution's ability to find issues in static analysis. Additionally, there are plenty of useful tools.""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."

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Cons
"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.""At times, the latency of getting items out of the findings after they're remediated is higher than it should be.""It should support multiple SBOM formats to be able to integrate with old industry standards.""We have been looking at how we could improve the automation to human involvement ratio from 60:40 to 70:30, or even potentially 80:20, as there is room for improvement here. We are discussing this internally and with Mend; they are very accommodating to us. We think they openly receive our feedback and do their best to implement our thoughts into the roadmap.""The solution lacks the code snippet part.""The only thing that I don't find support for on Mend Prioritize is C++.""The initial setup could be simplified.""The turnaround time for upgrading databases for this tool as well as the accuracy could be improved."

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"Third-party library scanning would be very useful to have. When I was researching this a year ago, there was not a third-party library scan available. This would be a nice feature to have because we are now running through some assessments and finding out which tool can do it since this information needs to be captured. Since Veracode is a security solution, this should be related.""The product has issues with scanning.""The policies you have, where you can tune the findings you get, don't allow you not to file tickets about certain findings. It will always report the findings, even if you know you're not that concerned about a library writing to a system log, for example. It will keep raising them, even though you may have a ticket about it. The integration will keep updating the ticket every time the scan runs.""I would like to see them provide more content in the developer training section. This field is really changing each day and there are flaws that are detected each day. Some sort of regular updates to the learning would help.""The UI could be better. Also, there are some scenarios where there is no security flaw, but the report indicates that there is a security flaw. The report is not perfectly accurate. So, the accuracy of the scanning reports needs improvement.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""The reports on offer are too verbose.""Veracode has plenty of data. The problem is the information on the dashboards of Veracode, as the user interface is not great. It's not immediately usable. Most of the time, the best way to use it is to just create issues and put them in JIRA... But if I were a startup, and only had products with a good user interface, I wouldn't use Veracode because the UI is very dated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution involves a yearly licensing fee."
  • "As we were using an SaaS-based service, the solution must be scalable, although my understanding is that this is based on the licensing model one is using."
  • "WhiteSource is much more affordable than Veracode."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "When comparing the price of WhiteSource to the competition it is priced well. The cost for 50 users is approximately $18,000 annually."
  • "Its pricing model is per developer. It depends on the number of developers in the company. The license is for a minimum of 20 developers. So, even if you are a small startup with less than 10 developers, you have to buy a license for 20 developers on a yearly subscription, which makes it quite expensive for startup customers. I provide consultation to startup accelerators. They're small at the beginning, and only once they grow to 20 developers, they can afford this tool. As a result, WhiteSource is missing this target audience. Their licensing is not flexible."
  • "We always negotiate for the best price possible, and as far as I know, Mend has done an excellent job with their pricing. Our management is happy with the pricing, which has led to renewals."
  • "Pricing and licensing are comparable to other tools. When we started, it was less than our existing solution. I can't go into specifics, but it isn't cheap."
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  • "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."
  • "From a cost perspective, it seems okay, although we will probably evaluate alternatives next time it's up for renewal because for us, it's a relatively high cost, and we want to make sure that we are using our resources most appropriately."
  • "The pricing is a little on the high side but since we combine our product into one suite, it is easy to do and works well for us."
  • "It is quite good. If you adapt it for the whole organization, it is quite affordable. The pricing plans are good as compared to the other competitors, and any small, medium, or big company can easily adopt Veracode. Its cost includes deployment, training, and support for one year."
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    Overview

    Mend is a software composition analysis tool that secures what developers create. The solution provides automated reduction of software attack surface, reduces developer burdens, and accelerates app delivery. Mend provides open-source analysis with its in-house and other multiple sources of software vulnerabilities. In addition, the solution offers license and policy violations 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 reduce enterprise application security risk, it also helps developers meet deadlines faster.

    Mend Features

    Mend has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Vulnerability analysis
    • Automated remediation
    • Seamless integration
    • Business prioritization
    • Limitless scalability
    • Intuitive interface
    • Language support
    • Integration
    • Continuous monitoring
    • Remediation suggestions
    • Customization

    Mend Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Mend. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Easy to use: The Mend platform is very user friendly and easy to set up.
    • Third-party libraries: The solution eases the process of keeping track of all the used third-party dependencies within a product. It not only scans for the pure occurrence (also transitively) but also takes care of licenses and vulnerabilities.
    • Static code analysis: With Mend’s static code analysis, you can quickly identify security weaknesses in custom code across desktop, web, and mobile applications.
    • Broad support: Mend provides 27 different programming languages and various programming frameworks.
    • Easy integration: Mend makes integration very easy with existing DevOps environments and CI/CD pipelines so developers don’t need to manually configure or trigger the scan.
    • Ultra-fast scanning engine: The solution’s scanning engine generates results up to ten times faster than legacy SAST solutions.
    • Unified developer experience: Mend has a unified developer experience inside the code repository that shows side-by-side security alerts and remediation suggestions for custom code and open-source code.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Mend solution.

    Jeffrey H., System Manager of Cloud Engineering at Common Spirit, says, “Finding vulnerabilities is pretty easy. Mend (formerly WhiteSource) does a great job of that and we had quite a few when we first put this in place. Mend 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 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 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.

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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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    Microsoft, Autodesk, NCR, Forgerock, The Home Depot, Bosch, IBM, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    University6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Insurance Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mend vs. Veracode
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Mend vs. Veracode and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Mend is ranked 5th in Application Security Tools with 14 reviews while Veracode is ranked 2nd in Application Security Tools with 18 reviews. Mend is rated 8.0, while Veracode is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Mend writes "Easy to use, great for finding vulnerabilities, and simple to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veracode writes "Good reporting, comprehensive interface, and integrates well into our build pipeline". Mend is most compared with SonarQube, Black Duck, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Checkmarx, whereas Veracode is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap and Qualys Web Application Scanning. See our Mend vs. Veracode report.

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