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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.""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."

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"The solution has excellent real-time capabilities."

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"The most valuable feature is that we are able to scan the services and put credentials like a user ID password. We can verify the vulnerability level.""With our vulnerabilities under control, it's putting our services in compliance and minimizing our risk for exposure.""The simplicity of exporting reports and the simplicity and clarity of the reports included with the product are good.""The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the progressive scan. It is good. It's done in 24 hours.""It is easy to use.""It is a very stable solution.""I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be wonderful and full of colors. It allows many types of outputs, such as bar and chart previews."

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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.""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."

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

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"It should have better automatic reporting.""The solution needs to adjust its pricing. They should make it more affordable.""The pricing does not seem to be competitive.""The scanner reports a lot of false positives, which is something that needs to be improved.""The UI is not user-friendly and you don't have a yearly reporting facility where you can slice and dice in different jobs.""The reporting contains too many false positives.""The virus code updates are not frequent enough.""Deployment can be complicated."

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"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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"The product is expensive, at least initially, in comparison to other products in this category.""There are different options available with respect to licensing.""The cost is $30,000 USD for one year to cover WAS (Web Application Security) and the VM (Virtual Machine) security in a company with 200 employees.""We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable."

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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.

Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a cloud service that provides automated crawling and testing of custom web applications to identify vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The automated service enables regular testing that produces consistent results, reduces false positives, and easily scales to secure a large number of websites. Proactively scans websites for malware infections, sending alerts to website owners to help prevent black listing and brand reputation damage.
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, Rekner
Williams-Sonoma, Autodesk, HUAWEI, Chromeriver, RingCentral, Demandware.
BskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Computer Software Company10%
Insurance Company10%
Consumer Goods Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government9%
Healthcare Company7%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Contrast Security Protect is ranked 17th in Application Security with 1 review while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 14th in Application Security with 7 reviews. Contrast Security Protect is rated 9.0, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. 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 Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". Contrast Security Protect is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Snyk, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Fortify WebInspect and Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner.

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