Compare CodeSonar vs. PortSwigger Burp

CodeSonar is ranked 18th in Application Security with 1 review while PortSwigger Burp is ranked 4th in Application Security with 11 reviews. CodeSonar is rated 9.0, while PortSwigger Burp is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CodeSonar writes "Catches critical code defects at the source code level". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PortSwigger Burp writes "Great design, excellent features like Intruder, Repeater, Decoder with plenty of plug-ins from community forums". CodeSonar is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity and Klocwork, whereas PortSwigger Burp is most compared with OWASP Zap, WebInspect and HCL AppScan.
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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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The most valuable features are Burp Intruder and Burp Scanner.The most valuable feature is the application security. It also has a reasonable price.The way they do the research and they keep their profile up to date is great. They identify vulnerabilities and update them immediately.The suite testing models are very good. It's very secure.Once I capture the proxy, I'm able to transfer across. All the requested information is there. I can send across the request to what we call a repeater, where I get to ready the payload that I send to the application. Put in malicious content and then see if it's responding to it.BurpSuite helps us to identify and fix silly mistakes that are sometimes introduced by our developers in their coding.The Spider is the most useful feature. It helps to analyze the entire web application, and it finds all the passes and offers an automated identification of security issues.Some of the extensions, available using Burp Extender, are also very good and we have found issues by using them.

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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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There should be a heads up display like the one available in OWASP Zap.The Burp Collaborator needs improvement. There also needs to be improved integration.The biggest drawback is reporting. It's not so good. I can download them, but they're not so informative.The solution doesn't offer very good scalability.The biggest improvement that I would like to see from PortSwigger that today many people see as an issue in their testing. There might be a feature which might be desired.The Auto Scanning features should be updated more frequently and should include the latest attack vectors.The number of false positives need to be reduced on the solution.I would like to see a more optimized solution, as it currently uses a lot of CPU power and memory.

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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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There are different licenses available that include a free version.Licensing costs are about $450/year for one use. For larger organizations, they're able to test against multiple applications while simultaneously others might have multiple versions of applications which needs to be tested which is why we have the enterprise edition.There is no setup cost and the cost of licensing is affordable.The yearly cost is about $300.Our licensing cost is approximately $400 USD per year.The cost is approximately $500 for a single license, and there are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.

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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.

Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. Its various tools work seamlessly together to support the entire testing process, from initial mapping and analysis of an application's attack surface, through to finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

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Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.

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State of Missouri, ReknerViveris, Micrel Medical Devices, Olympus, SOFTEQ, SONYMaven Security Consulting, OWASP Italy, Penetration Testing Firm
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company15%
Consumer Goods8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider19%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Retailer9%
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Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company9%
Government7%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise75%
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