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Question: Which gives you more for your money - SonarQube or Veracode?
Answer: SonarQube is easy to deploy and configure, and also integrates well with other tools to do quality code analysis. SonarQube has a great community edition, which is open-source and free. Easy to use and understand, SonarQube is a great solution if you want to quickly focus on functional requirements. There were some security issues with our code that SonarQube did not find. Defining the quality of rules should be improved to ensure that low-performance code does not move forward to production. We would like to see better security scanning and statistical analysis from SonarQube. Using Veracode, on the other hand, we have never had a problem with vulnerable code going into production. We like the visibility of application status across all testing types which Veracode presents in a single dashboard. Even if you are running different types of scans, you have everything in one place, which is very convenient. Veracode helps us keep a high-security standard, which is very important to us. It would really improve Veracode if the mitigation process was somehow added to the dashboard or made more streamlined. Currently, one has to go back and forth between one or more screens and it makes it a bit complicated. Regarding the pipeline scan, we found Veracode can be very fast with Java-based applications but slow with other applications. It would be helpful if the scan completion and scan progress would improve - the time estimates are not always accurate. Conclusion These are two great solutions, each with a slightly different focus. SonarQube has a solid focus on code quality. It offers a very good free version. The SonarQube free version covers 10-15 languages, which can be very limiting for some and there are also some limitations with support. The integration is there, but you do not get full integration with the free version. Overall, the SonarQube free version is a very good option for small businesses. SonarQube does offer an Enterprise license that is very competitively priced. Veracode's main focus is security. It is more closely related to an application security scanning solution. There is no free version and it is considered an expensive solution when comparing price with other similar solutions. However, Veracode offers many features and applications that other solutions do not. One favorite is scanning for compliance; we have some situations where we need to consistently scan code for security to satisfy different compliance regulations. Veracode helps us do that.
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"The most valuable features are the dashboard, the ability to drill down to the code, user-friendly, and the technical debt estimation.""Apart from the security point of view, I like that it makes it easy to detect code smells and other issues in terms of code quality and standards.""It has very good scalability and stability.""I like that it helps us maintain our work quality and code security.""It assists during the development with SonarLint and helps the developer to change his approach or rather improve his coding pattern or style. That's one advantage I've seen. Another advantage is that we can customize the rules.""The most valuable features are code scanning and Quality Gates.""SonarQube is useful for controlling all of our Azure task tracking and scanning.""The product itself has a friendly UI."

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"Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.""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.""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.""The visibility into application status helps reduce risk exposure for our software. Today, any findings provided by the DAST are reviewed by the developers and we have internal processes in place to correct those findings before there can be a release. So it absolutely does prevent us from releasing weak code.""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.""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 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.""It is easy to use for us developers. It supports so many languages: C#, .NET Core, .NET Framework, and it even scans some of our JavaScript. You just need the extension to upload the files and the reports are generated with so much detail."

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"Our developers have complained about the Quality Gates and the number of false positives that this product reports.""If the product could assist us with fixing issues by giving us more pointers then it would help to resolve more of the warnings without such a commitment in terms of time.""There are times that we have the database crash. However, this might be an issue with how we have configured it and not a software issue. Apart from this, I do not see any issues with the solution.""I would also like SonarQube to be able to write custom scanning rules. More documentation would be helpful as well because some of our guys were struggling with the customization script.""It does not provide deeper scanning of vulnerabilities in an application, on a live session. This is something we are not happy about. Maybe the reason for that is we are running the community edition currently, but other editions may improve on that aspect.""From a reporting perspective, we sometimes have problems interpreting the vulnerability scan reports. For example, if it finds a possible threat, our analysts have to manually check the provided reports, and sometimes we have issues getting all the data needed to properly verify if it's accurate or not.""There are sometimes security breaches in our code, which aren't be caught by SonarQube. In the security area, SonarCube has to improve. It needs to better compete with other products.""SonarQube's detail in the security could be improved. It may be helpful to have additional details, with regards to Oracle PL/SQL. For example, it's neither as built nor as thorough as Java. For now, this is the only additional feature I would like to see."

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"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.""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.""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 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 pricing for qualified startups such as Neo4j could be improved.""One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST)."

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  • "I was using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge."
  • "The developer edition is based on cost per lines of code."
  • "We are using the open-source version, which is available free of cost."
  • "There is both a free and licensed version. The free version has limitations on development languages and support."
  • "For the Community edition, there is no extra cost. It's totally free. The Enterprise edition, Data Center edition, and Developer edition are the paid versions."
  • "We are using the open-source community version, but there are enterprise licenses available."
  • "SonarQube is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "I am satisfied with the pricing."
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  • "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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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    author avatarreviewer1572348 (Chief Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees)
    Real User

    We have used SonarQube quite a lot and this is great to check code quality, security hotspots much earlier in the SDLC and fix those. The community edition is free to use, can be used on-premises and is integrated seamlessly with Jenkins and others. The Enterprise and Developer commercial editions offer a lot more rules and functionalities.


    Veracode is mostly in space of security testing and amongst the leader in this space. It's a commercial product and has no community edition, to the best of my knowledge. 


    Depending on your use cases, you will need both of these areas to be covered through these or other tools.

    author avatarCurtis Yanko (Shiftleft)
    Vendor

    Feels like a false choice to me. They each are trying to do different things as other posters have suggested. What are the outcomes you are looking for?

    author avatarreviewer1411233 (Security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
    Real User

    Both products in the industry are practiced slightly for different purposes. If you are after the code then SonarQube and if you are after the security then Veracode.

    author avatarMauro Verderosa
    Real User

    They are mainly two different products. 


    If your goal is to set the quality on code then SonarQube is your answer. 


    On the other side, if your main goal is to set high-quality standards in terms of cybersecurity (i.e. both security and compliance with regulations), then Veracode is a better match.

    author avatarAkash Singh Singh
    User

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    I am not very familiar with SonarQube and their solutions, so I can not answer. But if you are asking me about which tools that are the best for for Static Code Analysis, I suggest you have  a look… more »
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    SonarQube is easy to deploy and configure, and also integrates well with other tools to do quality code analysis. SonarQube has a great community edition, which is open-source and free. Easy to use… more »
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    We researched Coverity, but in the end, we chose SonarQube. SonarQube is a tool for reviewing code quality and security. It helps to guide our development teams during code reviews by providing… more »
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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… more »
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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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    One thing I would strongly encourage Veracode to do, early on in the process—in the first 30 days—is to provide a strong professional services-type of engagement where they come to the table with the… more »
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    SonarQube is the leading tool for continuously inspecting Code Quality and Code Security, and guiding development teams during code reviews. SonarQube provides clear remediation guidance for 27 languages so developers can understand and fix issues, and so teams can deliver better and safer software. SonarQube integrates into your workflow to provide the right feedback at the right time: in-IDE with SonarLint, in pull requests, and in SonarQube itself. With over 225,000 deployments helping small development teams and global organizations, SonarQube provides the means for teams and companies around the world to own and impact their Code Quality and Code Security.

    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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    SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 52 reviews while Veracode is ranked 2nd in Application Security with 24 reviews. SonarQube is rated 8.0, while Veracode is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SonarQube writes "Good integration and has useful feedback features, such as Quality Gate ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veracode writes "Good reporting, comprehensive interface, and integrates well into our build pipeline". SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and WhiteSource, whereas Veracode is most compared with Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Coverity, OWASP Zap and HCL AppScan. See our SonarQube vs. Veracode report.

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