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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional Report (Updated: October 2022).
654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The policy reporting for ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is pretty comprehensive, especially around PCI. If you do the static analysis, the dynamic analysis, and then a manual penetration test, it aggregates all of these results into one report. And then they create a PCI-specific report around it which helps to illustrate how the application adheres to different standards.""The static scan is the feature that we use the most, as it gives us insight into our source code. We have it integrated with our continuous integration, continuous delivery system, so we can get insight quickly.""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.""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.""It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.""The time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""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."

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"Fortify on Demand's best feature is that there's no need to install and configure it locally since it's on the cloud.""The SAST feature is the most valuable.""It is an extremely robust, scalable, and stable solution.""Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.""It is a very easy tool for developers to use in parallel while they're doing the coding. It does auto scanning as we are progressing with the CI/CD pipeline. It has got very simple and efficient API support.""Fortify supports most languages. Other tools are limited to Java and other typical languages. IBM's solutions aren't flexible enough to support any language. Fortify also integrates with lots of tools because it has API support.""The vulnerability detection and scanning are awesome features.""Speed and efficiency are great features."

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"The initial setup is simple.""The solution has a great user interface.""The solution is stable.""The automated scan is what I find most useful because a lot of customers will need it. Not every domain will be looking for complete security, they just need a stamp on the security key. For these kinds of customers, the scan works really well.""The most valuable feature of PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is the advanced features, user-friendly interface, and integration with other tools.""For pentesting scenarios, this is the number one tool. It can capture the request, and there are so many functions that are very good for that. For example, a black box satellite host.""We use the solution for vulnerability assessment in respect of the application and the sites.""I find the attack model quite amazing, where I can write my scripts and load my scripts as well, which helps quite a bit. All the active scanning that it can do is also quite a lot helpful. It speeds up our vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. Right now, I am enjoying its in-browser, which also helps quite a bit. I'm always confused about setting up some proxy, but it really is the big solution we all want."

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Cons
"I think if they could improve the operations around accepted vulnerabilities, we would see improvements in our productivity.""Sometimes the scans are not done quickly, but the solutions that it provides are really good. The quality is high, but the analysis is not done extremely quickly.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""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.""I would ask Veracode to be a lot more engaged with the customer and set up live sessions where they force the customer to engage with Veracode's technical team. Veracode could show them a repo, how they should do things, this is what these results mean, here is a dashboard, here's the interpretation, here's where you find the results.""The static analysis is prone to a lot of false positives. But that's how it is with most static analysis tools... Also, the static analysis can sometimes take a little while. The time that it takes to do a scan should be improved.""The reports on offer are too verbose.""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."

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"There are lots of limitations with code technology. It cannot scan .net properly either.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand can improve by having more graphs. For example, to show the improvement of the level of security.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we have to use Windows Agent. This is something they could improve.""Fortify on Demand could be improved with support in Russia.""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.""Takes up a lot of resources which can slow things down.""Integration to CI/CD pipelines could be improved. The reporting format could be more user friendly so that it is easy to read.""I would like to see improvement in CI integration and integration with GitLab or Jenkins. It needs to be more simple."

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"We'd like to have more integration potential across all versions of the product.""Currently, the scanning is only available in the full version of Burp, and not in the Community version.""The solution lacks sufficient stability.""There needs to be better documentation provided. Currently, we need to buy books, or we need to review online some use cases from other professionals who have been using the solution to find out their experience. It is not easy to find out how to properly do a security assessment.""BurpSuite has some issues regarding authentication with OAT tokens that need to be improved.""We wish that the Spider feature would appear in the same shape that it does in previous versions.""The price could be better. The rest is fine.""The reporting needs to be improved; it is very bad."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive."
  • "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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  • "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."
  • "Micro Focus Fortify on Demand licenses are managed by our IT team and the license model is user-based."
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  • "We are using the community version, which is free."
  • "It is expensive for us in Brazil because the currency exchange rate from a dollar to a Brazilian Real is quite steep."
  • "The price for the solution is expensive and could be cheaper. We pay an annual license and our team has several of them."
  • "It's a lower priced tool that we can rely on with good standard mechanisms."
  • "This solution requires a license. It is expensive but you receive a lot of functionality for the price."
  • "The solution used to be expensive. However, they have reduced the price to approximately $400.00 which is reasonable."
  • "For a country such as Sri Lanka, the pricing is not reasonable."
  • "They should reduce the license cost a little bit. It is $400 per user, and it would be better if they could reduce the licensing fee."
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    Overview

    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.

    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."

    Burp Suite Professional, by PortSwigger, is the world’s leading toolkit for web security testing. Over 52,000 users worldwide, across all industries and organization sizes, trust Burp Suite Professional to find more vulnerabilities, faster. With expertly-engineered manual and automated tooling, you're able to test smarter - not harder.

    PortSwigger is the web security company that is enabling the world to secure the web. Over 50,000 security engineers rely on our software and expertise to secure their world.

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    Keep your software secure

    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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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Healthcare Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
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    Computer Software Company13%
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    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
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    Government8%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Large Enterprise65%
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    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional
    October 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and other solutions. Updated: October 2022.
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 8th in Application Security Tools with 21 reviews while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is ranked 5th in Application Security Tools with 16 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is rated 8.6. 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 PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional writes "Best for manual penetration testing, a great user interface, and offers good scanning capabilities". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity and Fortify WebInspect, whereas PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is most compared with OWASP Zap, Fortify WebInspect, Acunetix, Invicti and Snyk. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional report.

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