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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Checkmarx?


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reviewer932058 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We have purchased an annual license to use this solution. The price is reasonable.

reviewer1646475 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Most of my customers opted for a perpetual license. They prefer to pay the highest amount upfront for the perpetual license and then pay for additional support annually.

Cuneyt KALPAKOGLU Phd. - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I express that I know the price structure and licensing models very well. 

I constantly meet with the authorities on this subject and keep myself up to date. It is necessary to pay attention to the licensing model and talk about this issue with an expert. If you look at it from a purely monetary point of view, you may think it is expensive, but if you configure it correctly, you will understand that it is the best in terms of technology and acceptable in terms of price and performance.

reviewer1672218 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is not expensive, but sometimes, their pricing model or licensing model is not very clear. There are similar variables, such as projects or developers, and sometimes, it is a little bit confusing.

reviewer1355637 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

Its price is fair. It is in or around the right spot. Ultimately, if the price is wrong, customers won't commit, but they do tend to commit. It is neither too cheap nor too expensive.

reviewer1521882 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I would rate Checkmarx a seven out of ten.

reviewer1477026 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

The cost might seem steep, however, it really depends on, first the size and requirements of your company. There are companies for which the speed of developing new features and developing them securely, is more valuable than for other organizations. This goes not only for Checkmarx. It goes for any automated desktop security platform in general. I definitely see the cases when the Checkmarx license is a reasonable expense. It just may not be for everyone.

Antoine Rime - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

The pricing is rather reasonable. It's not the most expensive on the market.

reviewer1410597 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The number of users and coverage for languages will have an impact on the cost of the license. We would like to deploy it for the whole company but it's a question of spending thousands of dollars. Investing $200,000 or $300,000 would be an upper management decision. The educational component is additional and costs approximately $100 per month for each user. This is too high so we did not agree to the service.

reviewer1415661 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The interface used to create custom rules comes at an additional cost.

reviewer971370 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution is expensive. The customized package allows you to buy additional users at any time. You could advise the vendor that you are in need of some more resources, and they can send you a trial license which lets you pay later. In the meantime, you can start working with the trial license. They have subscriptions for licenses, but this is confidential information and I cannot share the price as per our non-disclosure agreement. If you purchase a typical package then it is clear licensing with no hidden payments. You can add integration services for Checkmarx if you needed to, but it's optional. The hardware is on the customer site. It could be virtual, or a physical server, or even cloud-based. You can choose what you want to use and there are still no hidden fees. Licensing and policy are clear.

Deepak Kamra - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

This solution is definitely one of the more expensive tools. However, if I'm able to get value out of using it, I don't mind paying. They have protection services costs that are separate from the main license. There are multiple components that are part of the product suite and there are different license costs for each of those components. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to understand. There are a lot of components an individual will need to buy to cover an organization's needs. It really should be more transparent and flexible. Their licensing model as of today is quite rigid.

Don Robbins - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I've got 100 licenses for Checkmarx. As people come and go, it's a hassle to add and remove them. In this day and age, it's such a meaningless time-waster.

Milind Dharmadhikari - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have a subscription license that is on a yearly basis, and it's a pretty competitive solution. I don't know of any additional costs, beyond the standard licensing fees, for our version of the software. In the case of the SDLC edition, which is a higher version, there may be some professional support that is required. Otherwise, any license that they provide is just an annual subscription fee.

Bus432Anly - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is an expensive solution.

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