Compare CodeSonar vs. Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner

CodeSonar is ranked 18th in Application Security with 1 review while Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner is ranked 15th in Application Security with 4 reviews. CodeSonar is rated 9.0, while Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CodeSonar writes "Catches critical code defects at the source code level". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner writes "Powerful Crawler generates close to a full sitemap, including web services". CodeSonar is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity and Klocwork, whereas Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner is most compared with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner, OWASP Zap and HCL AppScan.
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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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The most attractive feature was the reporting review tool. The reporting review was very impressive and produced very fruitful reports.One of the features I like about this program is the low number of false positives and the support it offers.It correctly parses DOM and JS and has really good support for URL Rewrite rules, which is important for today's websites.Crawling feature: Netsparker has very detail crawling steps and mechanisms. This feature expands the attack surface.Attacking feature: Actually, attacking is not a solo feature. It contains many attack engines, Hawk, and many properties. But Netsparker's attacking mechanism is very flexible. This increases the vulnerability detection rate. Also, Netsparker made the Hawk for real-time interactive command-line-based exploit testing. It's very valuable for a vulnerability scanner.

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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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The proxy review, the use report views, the current use tool and the subset requests need some improvement. It was hard to understand how to use them.Netsparker doesn't provide the source code of the static application security testing.The scanner itself should be improved because it is a little bit slow.The custom attack preparation screen might be improved.

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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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Pricing is a bit costly.

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The price should be 20% lowerI think that price it too high, like other Security applications such as Acunetix, WebInspect, and so on.

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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.

Netsparker finds and reports web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS) on all types of web applications, regardless of the platform and technology they are built with. Netsparker's unique and dead accurate Proof-Based scanning technology does not just report vulnerabilities, it also produces a Proof of Concept to confirm they are not false positives, freeing you from having to double check the identified vulnerabilities.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerViveris, Micrel Medical Devices, Olympus, SOFTEQ, SONYSamsung, The Walt Disney Company, T-Systems, ING Bank
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company15%
Retailer8%
Consumer Goods8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise40%
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