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VinothKumar5
Senior Technical Architect at Hexaware Technologies Limited
Real User
Effective automatic scanning, Academy portal for learning, and reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "There could be an improvement in the API security testing. There is another tool called Postman and if we had a built-in portal similar to Postman which captures the API, we would be able to generate the API traffic. Right now we need a Postman tool and the Burp Suite for performing API tests. It would be a huge benefit to be able to do it in a single UI."

What is our primary use case?

The solution is for web security testing and the primary use is to eliminate the false positives.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped our company in many ways. PortSwigger Acadamy has given us the knowledge to be able to do deeper tests. The effectiveness of the tests is directly proportional to your knowledge about security testing. Even if you do not have this knowledge at the beginning you still you can perform some kind of testing. If you do not know how to choose your payload then it is going to suggest the built-in payloads to which you can perform those test attacks.

You do not need to be an expert to use the solution, an intermediate skilled person can use it and over time they can become an expert. Sometimes it is difficult to find skilled employees to start working in this field for your company but with PortSwigger the new employee does not have to be an expert because they are able to grow quite quickly in their knowledge.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

There could be an improvement in the API security testing. There is another tool called Postman and if we had a built-in portal similar to Postman which captures the API, we would be able to generate the API traffic. Right now we need a Postman tool and the Burp Suite for performing API tests. It would be a huge benefit to be able to do it in a single UI.

In a future release, if there could be some kind of autonomous function, or user behavior prediction that would be beneficial.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has not had any crashes or any problems. It is reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. There are types of operations we can do and it has good peak performance.

How are customer service and technical support?

PortSwigger has something called Academy where you can go to learn about many things related to security testing.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy.

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

The solution used to be expensive. However, they have reduced the price to approximately $400.00 which is reasonable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated Zap.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others just starting out with security testing is to evaluate Zap, which is open-source, to allow them to get an understanding of the processes. Then once they have an understanding they should look into PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional. This solution would win in comparison with its features and would be a very good choice after they have some experience.

I rate PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Riley Black
Senior Security Analyst at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Increased productivity, helped build and improve security and development departmental relationships
Pros and Cons
  • "Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence."
  • "Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk"

What is our primary use case?

Veracode is a cornerstone of our Development Security Operations Program, particularly scanning automation and remediation tracking.

We've been able to monitor the release cycle and verify our Security Standards are met by setting policy and ensuring scans are taking place. If a scan fails to meet our standard the build breaks and the flaws are remediated before releasing to Stage and ultimately Production -  where the potential impact is much more costly. 

We have discovered opportunities to make our code even better thanks to Veracode!

How has it helped my organization?

Veracode has improved our Application Security program by providing numerous integrations and tools to take our AppSec/DevSecOps to the next level. 

Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.

In many ways, Veracode has increased productivity, helped build and improve security and development departmental relationships as well as enabling developers to consider and care about application security. 

What is most valuable?

Greenlight - Developers can test their code before they commit. They are able to privately scan their code and correct any mistakes before it is committed into the build and scanned with the other components.

SAST - During a build process, we have integrated the Veracode Static Scanning (SAST) component which provides an excellent first glance at the code moving through environments.

SCA /SourceClear - Veracode SCA / Source Clear has given us excellent visibility into potential vulnerabilities found in third-party components, packages, frameworks, and libraries.

What needs improvement?

Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk. Right now I have to jailbreak an iPhone and Root an Android to intercept and fuzz requests with a Burp Suite Proxy.

That is a very time-consuming process and there are lots of dependencies. It would be very helpful if we can upload and .ipa or .apk into a Veracode simulator, provide credentials and run a Dynamic scan accordingly. Fuzzing functionality on API resources, HTTP Methods, and Parameters would also be very useful in testing our Web and API Application Firewalls, response pages, and other WAAF actions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Veracode for about two years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It seems to be very stable, no problems thus far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has lots of growth potential, lots of room for improvement.

How are customer service and technical support?

Exceptional!

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

Previously used Burp Suite, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy, Python scripts / Powershell and Batch, Retire.JS, Vulners, and Wappalyzer browser plugins.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup very straightforward and integrations were up and running in a matter of days after purchase.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was in-house (Deployment, Automation Engineers, Myself)

What was our ROI?

Unknown - productivity and time are measurable, possibly as much as 20%. Improvement in cross departmental relations is priceless!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated WhiteHat Security.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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