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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Parasoft SOAtest based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Security Testing (AST) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. Parasoft SOAtest report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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.""The most valuable feature of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is the information it can provide. There is quite a lot of information. It can pinpoint right down to where the problem is, allowing you to know where to fix it. Overall the features are easy to use, you don't have to be a coder. You can be a manager, or in IT operations, et cetera, anyone can use it. It is quite a well-rounded functional solution.""The most valuable feature is the capacity to be able to check vulnerabilities during the development process. The development team can check whether the code they are using is vulnerable to some type of attack or there is some type of vulnerability so that they can mitigate it. It helps us in achieving a more secure approach towards internal applications. It is an intuitive solution. It gives all the information that a developer needs to remediate a vulnerability in the coding process. It also gives you some examples of how to remediate a vulnerability in different programming languages. This solution is pretty much what we were searching for.""The user interface is good.""The most valuable features are the server, scanning, and it has helped identify issues with the security analysis.""The SAST feature is the most valuable.""Fortify on Demand can be scaled very easily."

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"Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally."

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Cons
"There are lots of limitations with code technology. It cannot scan .net properly either.""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.""During development, when our developer makes changes to their code, they typically use GitHub or GitLab to track those changes. However, proper integration between Fortify on Demand and GitHub and GitLab is not there yet. Improved integration would be very valuable to us.""It does scanning for all virtual machines and other things, but it doesn't do the scanning for containers. It currently lacks the ability to do the scanning on containers. We're asking their product management team to expand this capability to containers.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand can improve by having more graphs. For example, to show the improvement of the level of security.""Reporting could be improved.""I would like to see improvement in CI integration and integration with GitLab or Jenkins. It needs to be more simple.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand could improve the reports. They could benefit from being more user-friendly and intuitive."

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"From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is cost-effective."
  • "Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide."
  • "We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price."
  • "The price is fair compared to that of other solutions."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need."
  • "The solution is expensive and the price could be reduced."
  • "The pricing model it's based on how many applications you wish to scan."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Fortify on Demand is affordable, and its licensing comes with a year of support.
    Top Answer:Fortify on Demand could be improved with support in Russia.
    Top Answer:Good write and read files which save execution inputs and outputs and can be stored locally.
    Top Answer:From an automation point of view, it should have better clarity and be more user friendly. Some aspects were difficult and therefore less useful for us, perhaps we lack the coding knowledge on that.
    Top Answer:We are a large company based in India. The primary use case of this solution is for our REST architecture. Parasoft uses different languages like JSON, XML and SORBS. It's like an API testing tool and… more »
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    Also Known As
    Fortify on Demand
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    Overview

    Micro Focus 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.

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Features

    Micro Focus 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

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand Benefits

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

    • Fast remediation: With Micro Focus 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: Micro Focus 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 Micro Focus 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."

    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus an industry-leading 120+ protocols/message types.
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    Sample Customers
    SAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more.
    Lufthansa, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
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    Financial Services Firm46%
    Government15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 21 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 19th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 1 review. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Good API testing and RIT feature; clarity could be improved". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Veracode, Coverity and Fortify WebInspect, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity, ReadyAPI Test and Veracode.

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