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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.""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.""The time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""Their dashboard is really good, overall. In my opinion, it's one of the best in the market, and I say that because we have used other service providers.""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.""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 solution's ability to prevent vulnerable code from going into production is perfectly fine. It delivers, at least for the reports that we have been checking on Java and JavaScript. It has reported things that were helpful."

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"The UL is easy to use compared to that of other tools, and it is highly reliable. The findings provide a lower number of false positives.""The most valuable features are the server, scanning, and it has helped identify issues with the security analysis.""The solution saves us a lot of money. We're trying to reduce exposure and costs related to remediation.""The most valuable feature is the capacity to be able to check vulnerabilities during the development process. The development team can check whether the code they are using is vulnerable to some type of attack or there is some type of vulnerability so that they can mitigate it. It helps us in achieving a more secure approach towards internal applications. It is an intuitive solution. It gives all the information that a developer needs to remediate a vulnerability in the coding process. It also gives you some examples of how to remediate a vulnerability in different programming languages. This solution is pretty much what we were searching for.""Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.""The feature that I find the most useful is being able to just see the vulnerabilities online while checking the code and then checking suggestions for fixing them.""It is an extremely robust, scalable, and stable solution.""Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much."

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"There is a free version.""It provides you with many features, as it does with the premium model, but there are still extra features that can be purchased if needed.""The most valuable features are the segregation containment and the suspension of product services.""The static code analysis of the solution is the most important aspect for us. When it comes to security breaches within the code, we can leverage some rules to allow us to identify the repetition in our code and the possible targets that we may have. It makes it very easy to review our code for security purposes.""Engineers have also learned from the results and have improved themselves as engineers. This will help them with their careers.""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.""SonarQube is one of the more popular solutions because it supports 29 languages.""There's plenty of documentation available to users."

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Cons
"I would ask Veracode to be a lot more engaged with the customer and set up live sessions where they force the customer to engage with Veracode's technical team. Veracode could show them a repo, how they should do things, this is what these results mean, here is a dashboard, here's the interpretation, here's where you find the results.""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.""If Veracode was more diversified, as far as the number of platforms and the number of applications it could do in our favor, we would be using it even more. But there are a number of platforms it doesn't support. For example, I know they support C+, .NET, and Java, but there are certain platforms they don't support and that was disappointing.""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.""It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""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.""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.""Sometimes the scans are not done quickly, but the solutions that it provides are really good. The quality is high, but the analysis is not done extremely quickly."

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"It does scanning for all virtual machines and other things, but it doesn't do the scanning for containers. It currently lacks the ability to do the scanning on containers. We're asking their product management team to expand this capability to containers.""During development, when our developer makes changes to their code, they typically use GitHub or GitLab to track those changes. However, proper integration between Fortify on Demand and GitHub and GitLab is not there yet. Improved integration would be very valuable to us.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we have to use Windows Agent. This is something they could improve.""Reporting could be improved.""We typically do our bulk uploads of our scans with some automation at the end of the development cycle but the scanning can take a lot of time. If you were doing all of it at regular intervals it would still consume a lot of time. This could procedure could improve.""Integration to CI/CD pipelines could be improved. The reporting format could be more user friendly so that it is easy to read.""The thing that could be improved is reducing the cost of usage and including some of the most pricey features, such as dynamic analysis and that sort of functionality, which makes the difference between different types of tools.""We want a user-based control and role-based access for developers. We want to give limited access to developers so that it only pertains to the code that they write and scanning of the codes for any vulnerabilities as they're progressing with writing the code. As of now, the interface to give restricted access to the developers is not the best. It gives them more access than what is basically required, but we don't want over-provisioning and over-access."

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"The exporting capabilities could be improved. Currently, exporting is fully dependent on the SonarQube environment.""We could use some team support, but since we are using the community version, it's not available.""In terms of what can be improved, the areas that need more attention in the solution are its architecture and development.""The time it took for me to do the whole process was approximately two hours because I had to download, read the documentation, and do the configurations.""Code security could be better. They are already focusing on it, but I see a lot of improvement opportunities over there. I can see a lot of false positives in terms of security. They need to make the tests more accurate so that the false positives are not detected so frequently. It would also help if they provided us with an installer.""Code security scanning could be improved.""We did have some trouble with the LDAP integration for the console.""The security in SonarQube could be better."

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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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  • "It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved."
  • "It is cost-effective."
  • "Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide."
  • "We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price."
  • "The price is fair compared to that of other solutions."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need."
  • "The solution is expensive and the price could be reduced."
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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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    Questions from the Community
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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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    Once we have our project created with our application pipeline connected to the test scanning, it only takes two… more »
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we… more »
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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… 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… more »
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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.

    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand’s application security-as-a-service is the easy and flexible way to identify vulnerabilities in your applications without additional investment in software or personnel. Allow our global team to work for you, providing support and technical expertise 24/7.

    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.

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    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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    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security with 13 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 52 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while SonarQube is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarQube writes "Good integration and has useful feedback features, such as Quality Gate ". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Fortify WebInspect, HCL AppScan and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, WhiteSource and Snyk. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. SonarQube report.

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