Compare CodeSonar vs. HCL AppScan

CodeSonar is ranked 18th in Application Security with 1 review while HCL AppScan is ranked 12th in Application Security with 3 reviews. CodeSonar is rated 9.0, while HCL AppScan is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CodeSonar writes "Catches critical code defects at the source code level". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "Scalable and powerful, helps find errors in the code base". CodeSonar is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity and Klocwork, whereas HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand.
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Pros
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.I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.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.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.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.Veracode provides faster scans compared to other static analysis security testing tools.It has almost completely eliminated the presence of SQLi vulnerabilities.

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The tool is very good for detecting memory leaks.

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This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected.

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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.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.I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.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 scans provide a higher number of false positives.The overall reporting structure is complicated, and it's difficult to understand the report.It needs more timely support for newer languages and framework versions.

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The scanning tool for core architecture could be improved.

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IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Pricing is a bit costly.

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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScan
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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.

GrammaTech enables organizations to develop software applications more efficiently, on-budget, and on-schedule by helping to eliminate harmful defects that can cause system failures, enable data breaches, and ultimately increase corporate liabilities in today’s connected world. GrammaTech is the developer of CodeSonar, the most powerful source and binary code analysis solution available today. Extraordinarily precise, CodeSonar finds, on average, 2 times more serious defects in software than other static analysis solutions. Designed for organizations with zero tolerance for defects and vulnerabilities in their applications, CodeSonar provides static analysis for applications where reliability and security are paramount - widely used by software developers in avionics, medical, automotive, industrial control, and other mission-critical applications. Some of GrammaTech's customers include Toyota, GE, Hyundai, Kawasaki, LG, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Panasonic, and Samsung.

IBM Security AppScan enhances web application security and mobile application security, improves application security program management and strengthens regulatory compliance. By scanning your web and mobile applications prior to deployment, AppScan enables you to identify security vulnerabilities and generate reports and fix recommendations.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerViveris, Micrel Medical Devices, Olympus, SOFTEQ, SONYEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS IT
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company15%
Consumer Goods8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Retailer10%
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Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company46%
Government11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company9%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise79%
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