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Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. WhiteSource and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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"One of the valuable features is that it gives us the option of static scanning. Most tools of this type are centered around dynamic scanning. Having a static scan is very important.""It has an easy-to-use interface.""We are using the Veracode tools to expose the engineers to the security vulnerabilities that were introduced with the new features, i.e. a lot faster or sooner in the development life cycle.""The most valuable feature comes from the fact that it is cloud-based, and I can scale up without having to worry about any other infrastructure needs.""I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.""We used it for performing security checks. We have many Java applications and Android applications. Essentially it was used for checking the security validations for compliance purposes.""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."

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"It is a stable product.""Most valuable features include: ease of use, dashboard. interface and the ability to report.""The most valuable features of Checkmarx are the Best Fix Location and the Payments option because you can save a lot of time trying to mitigate the configuration. Using these tools can save you a lot of time.""The main benefit to using this solution is that we find vulnerabilities in our software before the development cycle is complete.""Our static operation security has been able to identify more security issues since implementing this solution.""Overall, the ability to find vulnerabilities in the code is better than the tool that we were using before.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the inventory, where it compiles a list of all of the third-party libraries that we have on our estate.""Attribution and license due diligence reports help us with aggregating the necessary data that we, in turn, have to provide to satisfy the various licenses copyright and component usage disclosures in our software.""The most valuable features are the reporting, customizing libraries "In-house, White list, license selection", comparing the products/projects, and License & Copyright resolution.""For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.""It gives us full visibility into what we're using, what needs to be updated, and what's vulnerable, which helps us make better decisions.""The reporting capability gives us the option to generate an open-source license report in a single click, which gets all copyright and license information, including dependencies.""With the fix suggestions feature, not only do you get the specific trace back to where the vulnerability is within your code, but you also get fix suggestions.""Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation."

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Cons
"We would like a way to mark entire modules as "safe." The lack of this feature hasn't stopped us previously, it just makes our task more tedious at times. That kind of feature would save us time.""Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.""I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.""Ideally, I would like better reporting that gives me a more concise and accurate description of what my pain points are, and how to get to them.""One of the things that we have from a reporting point of view, is that we would love to see a graphical report. If you look through a report for something that has come back from Veracode, it takes a whole lot of time to just go through all the pages of the code to figure out exactly what it says. We know certain areas don’t have the greatest security features but those are usually minor and we don’t want to see those types of notifications.""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."

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"It is an expensive solution.""With Checkmarx, normally you need to use one tool for quality and you need to use another tool for security. I understand that Checkmarx is not in the parity space because it's totally different, but they could include some free features or recommendations too.""The reports are good, but they still need to be improved considering what the UI offers.""It would be really helpful if the level of confidence was included, with respect to identified issues.""Checkmarx being Windows only is a hindrance. Another problem is: why can't I choose PostgreSQL?""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."

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"We specifically use this solution within our CICD pipelines in Azure DevOps, and we would like to have a gate so that if the score falls below a certain value then we can block the pipeline from running.""Some detected libraries do not specify a location of where in the source they were matched from, which is something that should be enhanced to enable quicker troubleshooting.""WhiteSource needs improvement in the scanning of the containers and images with distinguishing the layers.""If anything, I would spend more time making this more user-friendly, better documenting the CLI, and adding more examples to help expand the current documentation.""WhiteSource Prioritize should be expanded to cover more than Java and JavaScript.""It would be nice to have a better way to realize its full potential and translate it within the UI or during onboarding.""The UI is not that friendly and you need to learn how to navigate easily.""The UI can be slow once in a while, and we're not sure if it's because of the amount of data we have, or it is just a slow product, but it would be nice if it could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription.""No issues, the pricing seems reasonable.""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.""They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.""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."

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"It is an expensive solution.""Be cautious of the one-year subscription date. Once it expires, your price will go up.""We have a subscription license that is on a yearly basis, and it's a pretty competitive solution.""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."

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"The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps.""Pricing is competitive."

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Top Answer: JaeLee, check out our comparison page here of Veracode vs Checkmarx… more »
Top Answer: I would recommend Veracode. Our uses cases included removing vulnerable code from our Product and ensuring the product… more »
Top Answer: SonarQube depends on completely what you configure the Rules. You will have the option of the Profile creation and can… more »
Top Answer: Checkmarx SAST is a product supporting 20+ languages, including the modern ones (GoLang, Kotlin, Swift, Scala… more »
Top Answer: The major difference I have seen between Checkmarx and SonarQube is : CheckMarx support: Supports a large number of… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).
Top Answer: The dashboard UI and UX are problematic. This solution looks like a 1995 web site and it's very hard to understand what… more »
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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.

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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The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time.

It provides remediation paths and policy automation to speed up time-to-fix. It also prioritizes vulnerability alerts based on usage analysis.

We support over 200 programming languages and offer the widest vulnerability database aggregating information from dozens of peer-reviewed, respected sources.

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State of Missouri, ReknerYIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLCMicrosoft, Autodesk, NCR, Comcast, Nokia, Forgerock, indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company13%
Retailer6%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm36%
Computer Software Company36%
Engineering Company9%
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Computer Software Company41%
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Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company47%
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Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business15%
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Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Checkmarx vs. WhiteSource and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,726 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Checkmarx is ranked 4th in Application Security with 15 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 9th in Application Security with 9 reviews. Checkmarx is rated 8.0, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. 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, the top reviewer of WhiteSource writes "Policy automation and automatic fix suggestions help us to save time in finding and solving problems". Checkmarx is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Coverity, HCL AppScan and OWASP Zap, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck , SonarQube, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and JFrog Xray. See our Checkmarx vs. WhiteSource report.

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