Checkmarx vs. WhiteSource

As of June 2019, Checkmarx is ranked 4th in Application Security with 10 reviews vs WhiteSource which is ranked 14th in Application Security with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Checkmarx writes "Works well with Windows servers but no Linux support and takes too long to scan files". The top reviewer of WhiteSource writes "Using it, we can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old". Checkmarx is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Veracode. WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck Hub, SonarQube and Veracode. See our Checkmarx vs. WhiteSource report.
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Pros
Overall, the ability to find vulnerabilities in the code is better than the tool that we were using before.Our static operation security has been able to identify more security issues since implementing this solution.The main benefit to using this solution is that we find vulnerabilities in our software before the development cycle is complete.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.It is a stable product.Most valuable features include: ease of use, dashboard. interface and the ability to report.It shows in-depth code of where actual vulnerabilities are.It gives the proper code flow of vulnerabilities and the number of occurrences.

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The overall support that we receive is pretty good. ​We find licenses together with WhiteSource which are associated with a certain library, then we get a classification of the license. This is with respect to criticality and vulnerability, so we could take action and improve some things, or replace a third-party library which seems to be too risky for us to use on legal grounds.We can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old or showed severe bugs.Enables scanning/collecting third-party libraries and classifying license types. In this way we ensure our third-party software policy is followed.

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Cons
Checkmarx being Windows only is a hindrance. Another problem is: why can't I choose PostgreSQL?It would be really helpful if the level of confidence was included, with respect to identified issues.The reports are good, but they still need to be improved considering what the UI offers.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.It is an expensive solution.It provides us with quite a handful of false positive issues. If Checkmarx could reduce this number, it would be a great tool to use.I think the CxAudit tool has room for improvement. At the beginning you can choose a scan of a project, but in any event the project must be scanned again (wasting time).Updating and debugging of queries is not very convenient.

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Make the product available in a very stable way for other web browsers.Needs better ACL and more role definitions. This product could be used by large organisations and it definitely needs a better role/action model.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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We are paying a lot of money to use WhiteSource. In our company, it is not easy to argue that it is worth the price. ​

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Overview

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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WhiteSource offers an agile approach to open source management.
WhiteSource is a SaaS solution that integrates with your build process and audits your open source licenses, security and more every time you run your build.

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Sample Customers
YIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLCAutodesk, Temenos, Indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm57%
Engineering Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Software R&D Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Manufacturing Company14%
Government9%
Software R&D Company7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise77%
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