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"There is a single area on the dashboard where you can get a full view of all of the tests and the results from everything. There is a nice, very simple graphic that shows you the types of vulnerabilities that were found, their severity, the scoring, and in what part of the code they were found. All the details are together in one place.""The most valuable features are that you can do static analysis and dynamic analysis on a scheduled basis and that you can push the findings into JIRA.""The time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""Another feature of Veracode is that they provide e-learning, but the e-learning is not basic, rather it is quite advanced... in the e-learning you can check into best practices for developing code and how to prevent improper management of some component of the code that could lead to a vulnerability. The e-learning that Veracode provides is an extremely good tool.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""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.""My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""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."

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"It is a very stable solution.""I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be wonderful and full of colors. It allows many types of outputs, such as bar and chart previews.""It is easy to use.""The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the progressive scan. It is good. It's done in 24 hours."

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"Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes vulnerable, it will notify you."

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Cons
"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.""There is much to be desired of UI and user experience. The UI is very slow. With every click, it just takes a lot of time for the pages to load. We have seen this consistently since getting this solution. The UI and UX are very disjointed.""The ideal situation in terms of putting the results in front of the developers would be with Veracode integration into the developer environment (IDE). They do have a plugin, which we've used in the past, but we were not as positive about it.""The reports on offer are too verbose.""It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""The product has issues with scanning.""Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights."

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"The virus code updates are not frequent enough.""The scanner reports a lot of false positives, which is something that needs to be improved.""The reporting contains too many false positives.""When comparing this solution to Veracode, Veracode has good interactive features and gives a clear understanding of what the vulnerabilities are, which error line of the vulnerability is on and what can be done. It gives interactive features, whereas this solution does not give a clear understanding of where or how to fix the problem.""The UI is not user-friendly and you don't have a yearly reporting facility where you can slice and dice in different jobs.""Deployment can be complicated."

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"What I don't like is the lack of an option to pick up the phone and call someone for support. That is something they need to improve on. They need to have a professional services package, or they need to include that option with their services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the value we get out of it, coupled with the live defect review sessions, we find it an effective value for the money. We are a larger organization."
  • "I don't really know about the pricing, but I'd say it's worth whatever Veracode is charging, because the solution is that good."
  • "Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing."
  • "If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount."
  • "Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive."
  • "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."
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  • "There are different options available with respect to licensing."
  • "The cost is $30,000 USD for one year to cover WAS (Web Application Security) and the VM (Virtual Machine) security in a company with 200 employees."
  • "We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable."
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  • "The pricing is reasonable if you're a large enterprise developing code. It's not super-expensive."
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    I was impressed with the pricing we got from Veracode. I was able to make it work very well within our budget.
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    I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be… more »
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    Another thing that I like about Sonatype is that if you download something today, and five days from today it becomes… more »
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    The pricing is reasonable if you're a large enterprise developing code. It's not super-expensive. There are no costs in… more »
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    Qualys WAS
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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.

    Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a cloud service that provides automated crawling and testing of custom web applications to identify vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The automated service enables regular testing that produces consistent results, reduces false positives, and easily scales to secure a large number of websites. Proactively scans websites for malware infections, sending alerts to website owners to help prevent black listing and brand reputation damage.

    Nexus Firewall is a perimeter quality control for software development. Similar to a network firewall, it leverages rules you define that automatically shield you from unacceptable software components entering and another set for stopping them from exiting your application development.

    Offer
    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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    Sample Customers
    State of Missouri, Rekner
    BskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
    EDF, Tomitribe, Crosskey, Blackboard, Travel audience
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm50%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 12th in Application Security with 4 reviews while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is ranked 15th in Application Security with 1 review. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.8, while Sonatype Nexus Firewall is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has a good progressive scan feature but the data server needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sonatype Nexus Firewall writes "Significantly decreases our time to market for secure apps by automating open source approval". Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Fortify WebInspect and Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, whereas Sonatype Nexus Firewall is most compared with JFrog Xray, Black Duck, Snyk, WhiteSource and HCL AppScan.

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