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Find out what your peers are saying about CAST Highlight vs. Coverity and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"My experience with Veracode across the board every time, in all products, the technology, the product, the service, and the salespeople is fabulous.""It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.""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.""There are quite a few features that are very reliable, like the newly launched Veracode Pipelines Scan, which is pretty awesome. It supports the synchronous pipeline pretty well. We been using it out of the Jira plugin, and that is fantastic.""The time savings has been tremendous. We saw ROI in the first six months.""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.""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.""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."

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"CAST Highlight is easy to use and has a good dashboard.""The way it tells you which codebase is more ready for the cloud and which codebase is less ready is very valuable. It works seamlessly with most languages."

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"I encountered a bug with Coverity, and I opened a ticket. Support provided me with a workaround. So it's working at the moment, or at least it seems to be.""It provides reports about a lot of potential defects.""The most valuable feature is the integration with Jenkins.""The most valuable feature is that there were not a whole lot of false positives, at least on the codebases that I looked at.""One of the most valuable features is Contributing Events. That particular feature helps the developer understand the root cause of a defect. So you can locate the starting point of the defect and figure out exactly how it is being exploited.""Coverity is quite stable and we haven’t had any issues or any downtime."

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Cons
"Scheduling can be a little difficult. For instance, if you set up recurring scheduled scans and a developer comes in and says, "Hey, I have this critical release that happened outside of our normal release patterns and they want you to scan it," we actually have to change our schedule configuration and that means we lose the recurring scheduling settings we had.""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.""The solution could improve the Dynamic Analysis Security Testing(DAST).""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.""If the dynamic scan is improved, then the speed might go up. That is somehow not happening. We have raised this concern. It might also help if they could time limit scans to 24 hours instead of letting them go for three days. Then, whatever results could be shared, even if the scan is not complete, that would definitely help us.""The pricing for qualified startups such as Neo4j could be improved.""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."

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"The reports that describe the issues of concern are rather abstract and the issues should be more clearly described to the user.""Its price should be better. It is a pretty costly tool. They have two products: CAST Highlight and CAST AIP. I would expect CAST Highlight to have the Help dashboard and the Engineering dashboard. These dashboards are currently a part of CAST AIP, and if these are made available in CAST Highlight, customers won't have to use two different products all the time."

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"It should be easier to specify your own validation routines and sanitation routines.""Coverity is far from perfection, and I'm not 100 percent sure it's helping me find what I need to find in my role. We need exactly what we are looking for, i.e. security errors and vulnerabilities. It doesn't seem to be reporting while we are changing our code.""Ideally, it would have a user-based license that does not have a restriction in the number of lines of code.""Its price can be improved. Price is always an issue with Synopsys.""Right now, the Coverity executable is around 1.2GB to download. If they can reduce it to approximately 600 or 700MB, that would be great. If they decrease the executable, it will be much easier to work in an environment like Docker.""I would like to see integration with popular IDEs, such as Eclipse."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"From a cost perspective, it seems okay, although we will probably evaluate alternatives next time it's up for renewal because for us, it's a relatively high cost, and we want to make sure that we are using our resources most appropriately.""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.""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.""Veracode's price is high. I would like them to better optimize their pricing.""Veracode is one of the more expensive solutions in the market, but it is worth the expense because of the eLearning and the security consultations; everything is included in the license.""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.""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."

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"It is a pretty costly tool. A lot of customers are resistant to using it.""Basic support is included with the standard licensing feed but it can be upgraded for an additional cost."

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"Coverity is very expensive.""The price is competitive with other solutions.""The licensing fees are based on the number of lines of code.""Coverity is quite expensive.""It is expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SonarQube is easy to deploy and configure, and also integrates well with other tools to do quality code analysis… more »
Top Answer: The visibility into application status helps reduce risk exposure for our software. Today, any findings provided by the… more »
Top Answer: Veracode is very, very expensive, one of the most expensive security scanning tools available. We pay an annual license… more »
Top Answer: The way it tells you which codebase is more ready for the cloud and which codebase is less ready is very valuable. It… more »
Top Answer: It is a pretty costly tool. A lot of customers are resistant to using it.
Top Answer: Its price should be better. It is a pretty costly tool. They have two products: CAST Highlight and CAST AIP. Both are… more »
Top Answer: We researched Coverity, but in the end, we chose SonarQube. SonarQube is a tool for reviewing code quality and security… more »
Top Answer: One of the most valuable features is Contributing Events. That particular feature helps the developer understand the… more »
Top Answer: I'm not sure about the licensing. My commercial team deals with that.
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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.

CAST Highlight is a leading SaaS Application Portfolio Analysis platform that delivers Software Intelligence at the intersection of IT and business to accelerate and secure your digital journey. It enables enterprise leaders to track hidden risks in custom and open source software rapidly and in a non-intrusive manner.

Coverity® gives you the speed, ease of use, accuracy, industry standards compliance, and scalability that you need to develop high-quality, secure applications. Coverity identifies critical software quality defects and security vulnerabilities in code as it’s written, early in the development process, when it’s least costly and easiest to fix. With the Code Sight™ integrated development environment (IDE) plugin, developers get accurate analysis in seconds in their IDE as they code. Precise actionable remediation advice and context-specific eLearning help your developers understand how to fix their prioritized issues quickly, without having to become security experts. 

Coverity seamlessly integrates automated security testing into your CI/CD pipelines and supports your existing development tools and workflows. Choose where and how to do your development: on-premises or in the cloud with the Polaris Software Integrity Platform™ (SaaS), a highly scalable, cloud-based application security platform. Coverity supports 22 languages and over 70 frameworks and templates.

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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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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, Rekner
Atos, David Consulting Group, Tech Mahindra, BCG, Capgemini
MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Computer Software Company12%
Insurance Company9%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company22%
Media Company11%
Government11%
Retailer11%
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Computer Software Company30%
Manufacturing Company19%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government4%
Company Size
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise74%
Find out what your peers are saying about CAST Highlight vs. Coverity and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CAST Highlight is ranked 22nd in Application Security with 2 reviews while Coverity is ranked 10th in Application Security with 6 reviews. CAST Highlight is rated 7.0, while Coverity is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CAST Highlight writes "Excellent support, works seamlessly with most languages, and useful for knowing about the readiness of the codebase for cloud migration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Coverity writes "Straightforward to install and reports few false positives, but it should be easier to specify your own validation and sanitation routines". CAST Highlight is most compared with SonarQube, WhiteSource, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, HCL AppScan and Checkmarx, whereas Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx and Klocwork. See our CAST Highlight vs. Coverity report.

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