Compare Checkmarx vs. w3af

Checkmarx is ranked 3rd in Application Security with 8 reviews while w3af is ranked 25th in Application Security. Checkmarx is rated 7.8, while w3af is rated 0. The top reviewer of Checkmarx writes "Works well with Windows servers but no Linux support and takes too long to scan files". On the other hand, Checkmarx is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Veracode, whereas w3af is most compared with PortSwigger Burp, Rapid7 AppSpider and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner.
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They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.They just changed their pricing model two weeks ago. They went from a per-app license to a per-megabyte license. I know that the dynamic scan was $500 per app. Static analysis was about $4500 yearly. The license is only for the number of users, it doesn't matter what data you put in there. That was the old model. I do not know how the new model works.Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription.No issues, the pricing seems reasonable.It is pricey. There is a lot of value in the product, but it is a costly tool.I recommend going for a one-year licensing with CA, because currently they are the leaders in this field with more features and a much better turn around time with a cheaper position, but there are a lot of new companies coming up in the market and they are building up their platforms.Costs are reasonable. No special infrastructure is required and the license model is good.I think the pricing is in line with the rest of the tools. I think you get what you pay for. It is certainly not inexpensive, but the value proposition is there. There are certainly cheaper tools, but I don't think we'd be getting the support that we get with those, and that is what separates this product from the others.

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We have a subscription license that is on a yearly basis, and it's a pretty competitive solution.It is an expensive solution.Be cautious of the one-year subscription date. Once it expires, your price will go up.We got a special offer for a 30% reduction for three years, after our first year. I think for a real source-code scanning tool, you have to add a lot of money for Open Source Analysis, and AppSec Coach (160 Euro per user per year).Before implementing the product I would evaluate if it is really necessary to scan so many different languages and frameworks. If not, I think there must be a cheaper solution for scanning Java-only applications (which are 90% of our applications).

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Veracode is an application security company that offers an automated cloud-based service for securing web, mobile and third-party enterprise applications. Veracode provides multiple security analysis technologies on a single platform, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, mobile application behavioral analysis and software composition analysis.

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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w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework. The project's goal is to create a framework to help you secure your web applications by finding and exploiting all web application vulnerabilities. Our framework is proudly developed using Python to be easy to use and extend, and licensed under GPLv2.0.
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State of Missouri, ReknerYIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLC
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Financial Services Firm36%
Insurance Company18%
Consumer Goods9%
Individual & Family Service5%
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Software R&D Company29%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm57%
Engineering Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Software R&D Company14%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Software R&D Company19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise77%
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