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Pros
"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.""The source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.""Veracode's cloud-based approach, coupled with the appliance that lets us use Veracode to scan internal-only web applications, has provided a seamless, always-up-to-date application security scanning solution.""The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""There are quite a few features that are very reliable, like the newly launched Veracode Pipelines Scan, which is pretty awesome. It supports the synchronous pipeline pretty well. We been using it out of the Jira plugin, and that is fantastic.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""Veracode provides guidance for fixing vulnerabilities. It enables developers to write secure code from the start by pointing them to the problematic line of code, and saying, "This function/method has security vulnerabilities," then suggests alternatives to fix it. Then, we adopt their suggestions of the tool. By implementing it in the right way, we can fix the issue. For example, if the tool has found a method where it copied one piece of memory into another piece of memory in the code. The tool points to problematic methods with the vulnerability and provides ways to code it more securely. By adopting their suggestions, we are fixing this vulnerability."

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"The solution has excellent real-time capabilities."

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"What is particularly helpful is that having GitGuardian show that the code failed a check enables us to automatically pass the resolution to the author. We don't have to rely on the reviewer to assign it back to him or her. Letting the authors solve their own problems before they get to the reviewer has significantly improved visibility and reduced the remediation time from multiple days to minutes or hours. Given how time-consuming code reviews can be, it saves some of our more scarce resources."

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Cons
"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.""One feature I would like would be more selectivity in email alerts. While I like getting these, I would like to be able to be more granular in which ones I receive.""The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights.""If Veracode was more diversified, as far as the number of platforms and the number of applications it could do in our favor, we would be using it even more. But there are a number of platforms it doesn't support. For example, I know they support C+, .NET, and Java, but there are certain platforms they don't support and that was disappointing.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it."

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"There's room for improvement in the initial setup."

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"The main thing for me is the customization for some of the healthcare-specific identifiers that we want to validate. There should be some ability, which is coming in the near future, to have custom identifiers. Being in healthcare, we have pretty specific patterns that we need to match for PHI or PII. Having that would add a little bit extra to it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""If I compare the pricing with other software tools, then it is quite competitive. Whatever the price is, they have always given us a good discount.""Veracode is expensive. Some of its products are expensive. I don't think it's way more expensive than its competitors. The dynamic is definitely worth it, as I think it's cheaper than the competitors. The static scan is a little bit more expensive, around 20 percent more expensive. The manual pen test is more expensive, but it is an expensive service because it's a manual pen test and we also do retests. I don't think it is way more expensive than the competitors, but it's about 15 to 20 percent more expensive.""We use this product per project rather than per developer... Your development model will really determine what the best fit is for you in terms of licensing, because of the project-based licensing. If you do a few projects, that's more attractive. If you have a large number of developers, that would also make the product a little more attractive.""The pricing is really fair compared to a lot of other tools on the market.""It is very reasonably priced compared to what we were paying our previous vendor. For the same price, we are getting much more value and reducing our AppSec costs from 40 to 50 percent."

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"We don't have a huge number of users, but its yearly rate was quite reasonable when compared to other per-seat solutions that we looked at... Having a free plan for a small number of users was really great. If you're a small team, I don't see why you wouldn't want to get started with it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Good static analysis and dynamic analysis.
Top Answer: Veracode is very, very expensive, one of the most expensive security scanning tools available. We pay an annual license… more »
Top Answer: The solution has issues with scanning. It tries to decode the binaries that we are trying to scan. It decodes the… more »
Top Answer: The solution has excellent real-time capabilities.
Top Answer: Protect pricing is based on the number of application, but the price depends on the overall relationship.
Top Answer: Additional languages and platforms - on the product roadmap.
Top Answer: What is particularly helpful is that having GitGuardian show that the code failed a check enables us to automatically… more »
Top Answer: Its pricing is very reasonable for what it is. We don't have a huge number of users, but its yearly rate was quite… more »
Top Answer: The main thing for me is the customization for some of the healthcare-specific identifiers that we want to validate… 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.

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is an automated secret detection & remediation solution. It integrates with the Version Control System to further secure the software development life cycle. It scans existing code as well as incremental changes to detect secrets (API keys, database credentials, certificates). 

Scanning is done continuously but also on git history to ensure total coverage. The secret detection engine covers 250+ API providers, database connection strings, private keys, certificates, usernames and passwords and allows also to build custom detectors.

GitGuardian uses sophisticated pattern matching techniques to detect credentials that cannot be strictly defined with a distinctive pattern (like unprefixed credentials). The precision of the detection engine is very high as it returns 91% “true positive” feedback following our alerts, as reported by our users. The developer and the application security team get the alert and can start the remediation process immediately.

GitGuardian has a native integration with GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket and there is both a Saas and an on-premise version available. It is also integrated with most common SIEM, ITSM, ticketing systems and chat to integrate with companies’ alerting flows.

Offer
Keep your software secure

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

Easily Spot Vulnerabilities & Stop Attacks in Real-Time

Protect your applications from attacks by detecting and automatically fixing vulnerabilities. Get a quick, personalized demo to see how you can better protect your business with Contrast Security.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, Rekner
Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
Genesys, Seequent, Iress, Stedi, Now:Pensions, Cloudbakers
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company9%
Government8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise49%
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Contrast Security Protect is ranked 15th in Application Security with 1 review while GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is ranked 14th in Application Security with 1 review. Contrast Security Protect is rated 9.0, while GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Contrast Security Protect writes "Stable with good real-time capabilities and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GitGuardian Internal Monitoring writes "Automates tasks and allows more individuals to be in involved in remediation, and the integration process is simple". Contrast Security Protect is most compared with SonarQube, Snyk, Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, whereas GitGuardian Internal Monitoring is most compared with .

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