Compare Coverity vs. Klocwork

Coverity is ranked 10th in Application Security with 5 reviews while Klocwork is ranked 8th in Application Security with 9 reviews. Coverity is rated 7.2, while Klocwork is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Enables our entire company to publish the analysis results into our central space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Klocwork writes "The product has a low false positive rate, but they could loosen up on their licensing". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, whereas Klocwork is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode and Coverity. See our Coverity vs. Klocwork report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. Klocwork and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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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 features I find most valuable is that our entire company can publish the analysis results into our central space.The security analysis features are the most valuable features of this solution.The solution has helped to increase staff productivity and improved our work significantly by approximately 20 percent.It has the lowest false positives.

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There is a central Klocwork server at our headquarter in France so we connect the client directly to the server on-premises remotely.The ability to create custom checkers is a plus.I like not having to dig through false positives. Chasing down a false positive can take anywhere from five minutes for a small easy one, then something that is complicated and goes through a whole bunch of different class cases, and it can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to find out if it is a false positive or not.The tool helps the team to think beforehand about corner cases or potential bugs that might arise in real-time.We like using the static analysis and code refactoring, which are very valuable because of our requirements to meet safety critical levels and reliability.

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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 setup takes very long.The quality of the code needs improvement.They could improve the usability. For example, how you set things up, even though it's straightforward, it could be still be easier.Reporting engine needs to be more robust.

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We'd like to see integration with Agile DevOps and Agile methodologies.Now the only issue we have is that whenever we need to get the code we have to build it first. Then we can get the report.I hope that in each new release they add new features relating to the addition of checkers, improving their analysis engines etc.Klocwork does have a problem with true positives. It only found 30% of true positives in the Juliet test case.We bought Klocwork, but it was limited to one little program, but the program is now sort of failing. So, we have a license for usage on a program that is sort of failing, and we really can't use the license on anything else.The way to define the rules is too complex. The definition/rules for static analysis could be automated according to various SILs, so as to avoid confusion.

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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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Klocwork is still tight on their licensing. If Klocwork would loosen up on the licensing, and where the license could be used, and how many different programs could be run on it, then we have several development programs that I would love to be able to use it for going forward.Klocwork should not to be quite so heavy handed on the licensing for very specific programs.The limitation that we have is that Klocwork is licensed to certain programs, and if you want to license them to other programs, you have to pay more money.

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Synopsys Static Analysis
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Overview

Veracode is an application security company that offers an automated cloud-based service for securing web, mobile and third-party enterprise applications. Veracode provides multiple security analysis technologies on a single platform, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, mobile application behavioral analysis and software composition analysis.

Synopsys Static Analysis helps reduce risk and lower overall project cost by identifying critical quality defects and potential security vulnerabilities during development, with accurate and actionable remediation guidance, based on patented techniques and a decade of research and development and analysis of over 10 billion lines of proprietary and open source code.

Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

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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, Rekner
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ACCESS Co Ltd, Risk-AI, Winbond Electronics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, University of Southern California, Alebra Technologies, SIMULIA, Risk Management Solutions, Brigham Young University, SRD, HRL
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company17%
Consumer Goods8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company5%
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Software R&D Company36%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Retailer10%
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Software R&D Company33%
Manufacturing Company20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise78%
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