Veracode Review

The coverage it provides of the last vulnerabilities reported and of the programming languages is valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

We decided to begin a partnership with Veracode, so we can improve our services and provide the customers that trust us with a platform capable to report vulnerabilities and also delegate and keep tracking of the remediation until the applications score 100% on stability before they go to production.

What is most valuable?

  • Customer and professional support
  • Live sessions and training
  • The coverage of the last vulnerabilities reported
  • The coverage of the programming languages

What needs improvement?

  • To be able to upload source codes without being compiled. That’s one feature that drives us to see other sources.

Compiled code means that the code written is stored in binaries for machine reading only. Veracode reads only those binaries (compiled code). The other way to have the code is “Source Code written only”, a process where you don’t compile and anyone is able to read line by line the code.

This example might seem weird, but maybe will clear things out:

Binary Code (Supported by Veracode):

11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010

11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 11110 010

1111000101000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 010 11110001011000 0111 0001 01 110 00010 0101

Source Code:

public class HelloWorld {

public static void main(String[] args) {

// Prints "Hello, World" to the terminal window.

System.out.println("Hello, World");



What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When tracking source code vulnerabilities, sometimes it’s possible that the tool loses the path of the issues when the source code has been modified significantly.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer and platform support is one of the best in the field. The experts are skilled and can have as many meetings and researches as needed.

Technical Support:

The Veracode support team excels with help of their experts capable to solve most of the situations, and taking advantage of the variety of their members to delegate issues and problems to solve.

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

I use a portfolio of tools for security consulting, but Veracode is the main app I rely on because customers are happy to be able to track the status of each individual issue or vulnerability.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is very complex, requiring security knowledge, but it’s easy when experts guide you through all the process. Even after months of use, the Veracode experts are always there to help you on both the workflow and the dashboard tool.

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

Veracode is a very complete tool; that drives you to invite customers, the apps team, developers and even the product and marketing team to navigate through the whole application. Its complexity makes it quite expensive, but it’s all worth it, with all the engineering in the background.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, many tools were tested, such as HPE WebInspect, AppScan, Checkmarx, etc. Those tools are good, and do their jobs really well. Veracode has many pros that involve a human touch, which is something a consulting firm, customers and big companies want from the information technology field.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend exhausting all resources and gaining knowledge from different security tools, before making a decision. Veracode is not cheap, but it is a tool capable of giving dynamic, static and even manual scan results in one platform. Veracode is one of very few options out there, and the very best.

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