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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 reporting and the results are quick. It gets integrated within the pipeline well.""The most valuable features are the analysis and detection of issues within the application code.""The software quality gate streamlines the product's quality.""It is a good deal compared to all other tools on the market.""Before you even compile, it can catch known vulnerability issues or patterns.""The solution is stable.""I am only interested in the security features in SonarQube. There are plenty of features other features, such as test coverage, code anomalies, and pointer access are handled by the business logic teams. They get the reports and they have to fix them in JIRA or Bugzilla.""It is a very good tool for analysis despite its limitations."

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"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.""Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.""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.""It is SaaS hosted. That makes it very convenient to use. There is no initial time needed to set up an application. Scanning is a matter of minutes. You just log in, create an application profile, associate a security configuration, and that's about it. It takes 10 minutes to start. The lack of initial lead time or initial overhead to get going is the primary advantage.""Veracode provides guidance for fixing vulnerabilities. It enables developers to write secure code from the start by pointing them to the problematic line of code, and saying, "This function/method has security vulnerabilities," then suggests alternatives to fix it. Then, we adopt their suggestions of the tool. By implementing it in the right way, we can fix the issue. For example, if the tool has found a method where it copied one piece of memory into another piece of memory in the code. The tool points to problematic methods with the vulnerability and provides ways to code it more securely. By adopting their suggestions, we are fixing this vulnerability.""Veracode's cloud-based approach, coupled with the appliance that lets us use Veracode to scan internal-only web applications, has provided a seamless, always-up-to-date application security scanning solution.""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."

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"We did have some trouble with the LDAP integration for the console.""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.""The solution could improve by providing more advanced technologies.""The solution could improve the management reports by making them easier to understand for the technical team that needs to review them.""Their dashboarding is very limited. They can improve their dashboards for multiple areas, such as security review, maintainability, etc. They have all this information, so they should publish all this information on the dashboard so that the users can view the summary and then analyze it further. This is something that I would like to see in the next version.""We could use some team support, but since we are using the community version, it's not available.""We had some issues scanning the master branch but when we upgraded to version 7.9 we noticed it does scan the master branch but we had to do a workaround for it to happen. This process could be improved in a future release.""SonarQube could improve by adding automatic creation of tasks after scanning and more support for the Czech language."

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"The reports on offer are too verbose.""The product has issues with scanning.""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.""When it comes to the speed of the pipeline scan, one of the things we have found with Veracode is that it's very fast with Java-based applications but a bit slow with C/C++ based applications. So we have implemented the pipeline scan only for Java-based applications not for the C/C++ applications.""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.""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.""The feature that allows me to read which mitigation answer was submitted, and to approve it, requires me to use do so in different screens. That makes it a little bit more complicated because I have to read and then I have to go back and make sure it falls under the same number ID number. That part is a little bit complicated from my perspective, because that's what I use the most.""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."

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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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