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Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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"Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.""Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.""The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.""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.""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.""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.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""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."

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"The most valuable features are the easy to understand interface, and it 's very user-friendly.""The solution is always updating to continuously add items that create a level of safety from vulnerabilities. It's one of the key features they provide that's an excellent selling point. They're always ahead of the game when it comes to finding any vulnerabilities within the database.""The user interface is excellent. It's very user friendly.""The most valuable feature is the simple user interface.""The reports are very good because they include details on the code level, and make suggestions about how to fix the problems.""From my point of view, it is the best product on the market.""The UI is very intuitive and simple to use.""The most valuable feature is the application tracking reporting."

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"Engineers have also learned from the results and have improved themselves as engineers. This will help them with their careers.""The most valuable features are code scanning and Quality Gates.""The most valuable feature is the security hotspot feature that identifies where your code is prone to have security issues.""The most valuable features are the segregation containment and the suspension of product services.""Before you even compile, it can catch known vulnerability issues or patterns.""It is a very good tool for analysis despite its limitations.""There is a free version.""It's a great product. If you are in a hurry and just want to focus on the functional requirements of any kind of project, SonarQube is highly helpful. It enables the developers to code securely. SonarQube has a Community edition, which is open source and free. There are also three proprietary or paid versions: Enterprise edition, Data Center edition, and Developer edition."

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"It needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.""Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apk""I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.""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.""The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""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 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.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it."

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"We have received some feedback from our customers who are receiving a large number of false positives.""In terms of dashboarding, the solution could provide a little more flexibility in terms of creating more dashboards. It has some of its own dashboards that come out of the box. However, if I have to implement my own dashboards that are aligned to my organization's requirements, that dashboarding feature has limited capability right now.""The tool is currently quite static in terms of finding security vulnerabilities. It would be great if it was more dynamic and we had even more tools at our disposal to keep us safe. It would help if there was more scanning or if the process was more automated.""I would like to see the rate of false positives reduced.""You can't use it in the continuous delivery pipeline because the scanning takes too much time.""Micro-services need to be included in the next release.""Creating and editing custom rules in Checkmarx is difficult because the license for the editor comes at an additional cost, and there is a steep learning curve.""The cost per user is high and should be reduced."

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"The reporting can be improved.""In the next release, I would like to have notifications because now, it is a bit difficult. I think that's a feature which we could add there and it would benefit the users as well. For every full request, they should be able to see their bugs or vulnerability directly on the surface.""I would like to see improvements in defining the quality sets of rules and the quality to ensure code with low-performance does not end up in production.""Our developers have complained about the Quality Gates and the number of false positives that this product reports.""There are limitations to the free version that limit development options as far as languages.""If I configure a project in SonarQube, it generates a token. When we're compiling our code with SonarQube, we have to provide the token for security reasons. If IP-based connectivity is established with the solution, the project should automatically be populated without providing any additional token. It will be easy to provide just the IP address. It currently supports this functionality, but it makes a different branch in the project dashboard. From the configuration and dashboard point of view, it should have some transformations. There can be dashboard integration so that we can configure the dashboard for different purposes.""I am not very pleased with the technical debt computation.""The documentation is not clear and it needs to be updated."

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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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"This solution is expensive. The customized package allows you to buy additional users at any time.""It's relatively expensive.""The interface used to create custom rules comes at an additional cost.""The number of users and coverage for languages will have an impact on the cost of the license.""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."

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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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Answers from the Community
Malla Reddy Bakka
author avatarElina Petrovna
Real User

SonarQube historically was focused on Code Quality and Best Practices. Recently the enterprise and data center versions provide some security vulnerabilities detection with OWASP compliance. This is not enough. If you are focused on Secure Coding, Checkmarx is much better. Most of the enterprise customers use to work with CheckMarx and SonarQube (free version) together in order to detect Security and Quality/Best Practices Issues.

author avatarCurtis Yanko (Shiftleft)
Vendor

I’ve always viewed sonarqube as a code quality tool that compliments many code security tools like a checkmarx. 

author avatarManojKumar9
Real User

The major difference I have seen between Checkmarx and SonarQube is :

CheckMarx support: Supports a large number of languages and finds a large variety of potential risks.

Apart from this, I don't see any big differences.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The main feature that I have found valuable is the solution's ability to find issues in static analysis. Additionally… more »
Top Answer: I don't have enough information to be able to comment on the cost of licensing the product. That's more of a sales… more »
Top Answer: The reports on offer are too verbose. They might want to consider t restructuring their reports to better give a very… more »
Top Answer: I would like to recommend Checkmarx. With Checkmarx, you are able to have an all in one solution for SAST and SCA as… more »
Top Answer: I’ve always viewed sonarqube as a code quality tool that compliments many code security tools like a checkmarx. 
Top Answer: One of the most valuable features is it is flexible.
Top Answer: I am not very familiar with SonarQube and their solutions, so I can not answer. But if you are asking me about which… more »
Top Answer: The depth features I have found most valuable. You receive a quick comprehensive comparison overview regarding the… more »
Top Answer: Licensing costs could be lower. We paid around 60,000 Singapore Dollars for our 20 million lines of code.
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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.

Checkmarx CxSAST is a highly accurate and flexible Static Code Analysis product that allows organizations to automatically scan un-compiled / un-built code and identify hundreds of security vulnerabilities in all major coding languages. CxSAST is available as a standalone product and can be effectively integrated into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) to streamline detection and remediation. CxSAST can be deployed on-premise in a private data center or hosted via a public cloud.

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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.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,189 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Checkmarx is ranked 6th in Application Security with 16 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 38 reviews. Checkmarx is rated 7.8, while SonarQube is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Checkmarx writes "Easy interface that is user friendly, quick scanning, and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarQube writes "This is a very capable analysis tool for development projects but the free version has limitations". Checkmarx is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Snyk, Coverity, WhiteSource and HCL AppScan, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Coverity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, WhiteSource and Snyk. See our Checkmarx vs. SonarQube report.

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