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Klocwork is #16 ranked solution in AST tools and #24 ranked solution in application security solutions. PeerSpot users give Klocwork an average rating of 7.6 out of 10. Klocwork is most commonly compared to SonarQube: Klocwork vs SonarQube. Klocwork is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 74% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 25% of all views.
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What is Klocwork?

Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

Klocwork Customers

ACCESS Co Ltd, Risk-AI, Winbond Electronics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, University of Southern California, Alebra Technologies, SIMULIA, Risk Management Solutions, Brigham Young University, SRD, HRL

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What users are saying about Klocwork pricing:
  • "There are other solutions on the market such as Microsoft Visual Studio. They have been adding more static code analysis features that come for free. It is getting better all the time. That is one of the possibilities is that we've been considering that we may stop using the Klocwork because it doesn't give us any added value."
  • "Licensing fees are paid annually, but they also have a perpetual license."
  • "When it comes to licensing, the solution has two packages, one for a fixed and the other for a floating server, with the former being more cost effective than the latter."
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    Sr. Test Engineering Manager - Embedded Linux SW / RF at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Useful code analysis, straightforward implementation, but more features needed
    Pros and Cons
    • "Klocwork's most valuable feature is the static code analysis feature. It detects the potential problem earlier to allow the developer to receive feedback quickly and then address it before it becomes a problem."
    • "Klocwork has to improve its features to stay ahead of other free solutions."

    What is our primary use case?

    Klocwork is part of our automated system, continuously improving the pipeline. Whenever the software is merged into the project control system, it is going to reduce Klocwork scanning automatically.

    What is most valuable?

    Klocwork's most valuable feature is the static code analysis feature. It detects the potential problem earlier to allow the developer to receive feedback quickly and then address it before it becomes a problem.

    What needs improvement?

    Klocwork has to improve its features to stay ahead of other free or low-cost solutions, like Visual Studio Code Analyzer.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have used Klocwork within the last 12 months.

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    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Klocwork is a stable solution but the performance could improve when compared to other solutions.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have used the support from Klocwork. There was a transition time when we started using the solution which was not smooth. However, we didn't need to report any problems after that.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have previously used Apple Xcode and Microsoft Visual Studio static code analysis and then JetBrains ReSharper type of the code analysis from the third-party tool, which is much cheaper than the Klocwork. Additionally, they are faster. I do not think we will be using Klocwork for much longer.

    How was the initial setup?

    Klocwork was straightforward to implement and took us a half-day to implement and the upgrade took less time.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There are other solutions on the market such as Microsoft Visual Studio. They have been adding more static code analysis features that come for free. It is getting better all the time. That is one of the possibilities is that we've been considering that we may stop using the Klocwork because it doesn't give us any added value.

    Klocwork is an expensive solution.

    What other advice do I have?

    When we first purchased Klocwork I would have rated it a nine or ten out of ten. However, because of the performance of the execution and cost, I would no longer rate it that high.

    I rate Klocwork a six out of ten.

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    VP Delivery & Customer Success at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Mature, saves time in finding defects, and is simple to maintain
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature is the Incremental analysis."
    • "I believe it should support more languages, such as Python and JavaScript."

    What is our primary use case?

    Klocwork is part of the DevOps process. It is scaling the code on every request.

    How has it helped my organization?

    It saves a lot of time when it comes to finding defects, it's basically inputted in every access we do.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the Incremental analysis.

    What needs improvement?

    I believe it should support more languages, such as Python and JavaScript.

    I would like to see dynamic analysis as well.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Klocwork for seven years.

    We are using version 2021.2.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Klocwork is very stable and very mature.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is very scalable.

    In our organization, we have 50 users.

    It is used on a daily basis. It's one of the most important tools that every developer has.

    How are customer service and support?

    The support is good. We have no problems with the support.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We used Coverity in the past, but they shifted their focus, and we switched to Klocwork.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward.

    It is simple to set up and can be done by any developer.

    The initial deployment took a couple of days.

    We have one person, working half-time to maintain this solution. That is all that is needed.

    What about the implementation team?

    I didn't require any assistance because I installed it myself.

    What was our ROI?

    We have seen a return on investment. Each developer invests at least half an hour a day less on defects. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Licensing fees are paid annually, but they also have a perpetual license.

    There are no additional costs.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend, first creating a baseline of their source code with all of the issues, and then handling the new issues on a daily basis while gradually resolving the old ones.

    I would rate Klocwork a nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Deputy Manager Quality Assurance at eInfochips
    Reseller
    Top 10
    Easy installation for regular code scanning of C, C++ and MISRA rules, but updates are lengthy and involved
    Pros and Cons
    • "Technical support is quite good."
    • "Every update that we receive requires of us a lengthy and involved process."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are using the latest version.

    We use the solution for regular code scanning for C and C++, as well as for MISRA rules

    What needs improvement?

    When an upgrade is carried out it must be done on both the server and client side, which can make it a bit hectic for all projects to be configured on the private server. Every update that we receive requires of us a lengthy and involved process.

    The project reporting status dashboard should also be addressed. As I am on the compliance team, I must open every project to resolve all issues.  The solution does not provide consolidated views. Meanwhile, Kuiwan has a very good feature on its dashboard.

    Moreover, Klocwork makes a limited number of languages available to the user, only four. In addition, a good consolidated dashboard, in respect of compliance, would be nice to see.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Klocwork for seven or eight years.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support is quite good. We have a vendor partner in India and they do a good job of supporting us. 

    How was the initial setup?

    Klocwork was easy to install. But, as we are using an on-premises server, our client's configuration needs are different. Since this is on the user's machine the installation part is easy. Yet, the receipt of frequent updates means that time which could be spent on the project side is consumed by that of development.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    When it comes to licensing, the solution has two packages, one for a fixed and the other for a floating server. The former is more cost effective than the latter. 

    What other advice do I have?

    We are currently using SonarQube for other languages, those of Python and Android.

    At present, we make use of both the Klocwork and SonarQube tools. However, as we wish to have a combined tool, we are planning to switch to Kuiwan.

    I rate Klocwork as a seven out of 10. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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