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"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.""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.""I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.""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."

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"The security analysis features are the most valuable features of this solution.""The features I find most valuable is that our entire company can publish the analysis results into our central space.""Coverity is quite stable and we haven’t had any issues or any downtime.""The most valuable feature is the integration with Jenkins.""The most valuable feature is that there were not a whole lot of false positives, at least on the codebases that I looked at.""It provides reports about a lot of potential defects."

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"Integrate it into the developers' workbench so that they can bench check their code against what will be done in the server-based audit version.""The most valuable function is its usability.""We have the software metrics that SonarQube gives us, which is something we did not have before. This helps us work towards aiming coding standards to empower us to move in the direction of better code quality. SonarQube provides targets and metrics for that.""If you want to have your code scanned and timed then this is a good tool.""We advise all of our developers to have this solution in place.""Using SonarQube has helped us to identify areas of technical debt to work on, resulting in better code, fewer vulnerabilities, and fewer bugs.""SonarQube is good for checking and maintaining code quality.""If code coverage is a low number then that's of great value to me."

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Cons
"Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.""I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.""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.""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."

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"The quality of the code needs improvement.""The setup takes very long.""I would like to see integration with popular IDEs, such as Eclipse.""Ideally, it would have a user-based license that does not have a restriction in the number of lines of code.""It should be easier to specify your own validation routines and sanitation routines.""Its price can be improved. Price is always an issue with Synopsys."

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"We're in the process of figuring out how to automate the workflow for QA audit controls on it. I think that's perhaps an area that we could use some buffing. We're a Kubernetes shop, so there are some things that aren't direct fits, which we're struggling with on the component Docker side. But nothing major.""This solution finds issues that are similar to what is found by Checkmarx, and it would be nice if the overlap could be eliminated.""We've been using the Community Edition, which means that we get to use it at our leisure, and they're kind enough to literally give it to us. However, it takes a fair amount of effort to figure out how to get everything up and running. Since we didn't go with the professional paid version, we're not entitled to support. Of course that could be self-correcting if we were to make the step to buy into this and really use it. Then their technical support would be available to us to make strides for using it better.""The reporting is good, but I am not able to download a specific report as a PDF, so downloading reports is something that should be looked at.""I would like to see dynamic code analysis in the next version of the software.""The solution is a bit lacking on the security side, in terms of finding and identifying vulnerabilities.""I would like to see more options for security, beyond the basics like SQL injection.""I don't believe you can have metrics of code quality based upon code analysis. I don't think it's possible for a computer to do it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.""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."

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"Coverity is quite expensive.""The licensing fees are based on the number of lines of code.""The price is competitive with other solutions.""It is expensive."

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"Some of the plugins that were previously free are not free now.""We're using their free Community Edition version.""The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty decent.""We are using the free, unlicensed version.""A low cost long-term solution for non-critical situations.""I was using the Community Edition, which is available free of charge.""The developer edition is based on cost per lines of code.""We are using the open-source version, which is available free of cost."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's comprehensive from a feature standpoint.
Top Answer: I would recommend them. They have the ability to cover multiple languages and come with all the features you would… more »
Top Answer: SonarQube depends on completely what you configure the Rules. You will have the option of the Profile creation and can… more »
Top Answer: It provides reports about a lot of potential defects.
Top Answer: Its price can be improved. Price is always an issue with Synopsys.
Top Answer: I am not very familiar with SonarQube and their solutions, so I can not answer. But if you are asking me about which… more »
Top Answer: I’ve always viewed sonarqube as a code quality tool that compliments many code security tools like a checkmarx. 
Top Answer: The fact that the solution does security scanning is valuable.
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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.

Coverity® gives you the speed, ease of use, accuracy, industry standards compliance, and scalability that you need to develop high-quality, secure applications. Coverity identifies critical software quality defects and security vulnerabilities in code as it’s written, early in the development process, when it’s least costly and easiest to fix.

SonarQube is the leading tool for continuously inspecting Code Quality and Code Security, and guiding development teams during code reviews. SonarQube provides clear remediation guidance for 27 languages so developers can understand and fix issues, and so teams can deliver better and safer software. SonarQube integrates into your workflow to provide the right feedback at the right time: in-IDE with SonarLint, in pull requests, and in SonarQube itself. With over 225,000 deployments helping small development teams and global organizations, SonarQube provides the means for teams and companies around the world to own and impact their Code Quality and Code Security.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, Rekner
MStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent
Bank of America, Siemens, Cognizant, Thales, Cisco, eBay
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Media Company14%
Government14%
Retailer14%
Transportation Company14%
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Computer Software Company31%
Manufacturing Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Retailer4%
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Financial Services Firm23%
Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company9%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise88%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,499 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Coverity is ranked 10th in Application Security with 6 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 38 reviews. Coverity is rated 7.4, while SonarQube is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Straightforward to install and reports few false positives, but it should be easier to specify your own validation and sanitation routines". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarQube writes "Great birds-eye view dashboard with detailed code metrics in the drill-down". Coverity is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, Klocwork, Fortify Application Defender and CodeSonar, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, WhiteSource and Kiuwan. See our Coverity vs. SonarQube report.

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