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Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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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 source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.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.

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Coverity is quite stable and we haven’t had any issues or any downtime.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.

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The most valuable features are the segregation containment and the suspension of product services.The most valuable feature is the security hotspot feature that identifies where your code is prone to have security issues.The most valuable features are code scanning and Quality Gates.Engineers have also learned from the results and have improved themselves as engineers. This will help them with their careers.The code coverage feature is very good.The most valuable features are the dashboard reports and the ease of integrating it with Jenkins.Strong code evaluation for budget-minded clients.If code coverage is a low number then that's of great value to me.

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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.I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apkIt needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.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.

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I would like to see integration with popular IDEs, such as Eclipse.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.

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I would like to see improvements in defining the quality sets of rules and the quality to ensure code with low-performance does not end up in production.In the next release, I would like to have notifications because now, it is a bit difficult. I think that's a feature which we could add there and it would benefit the users as well. For every full request, they should be able to see their bugs or vulnerability directly on the surface.The reporting can be improved.If the product could assist us with fixing issues by giving us more pointers then it would help to resolve more of the warnings without such a commitment in terms of time.Although it has Sonar built into it, it is still lacking. Customization features of identifying a particular attack still need to be worked on. To give you an example: if we want to scan and do a false positive analysis, those types of features are missing. If we want to rescan something from a particular point that is a feature that is also missing. It’s in our queue. That will hopefully save a lot of time.Expression of common vulnerabilities and exposures is not always current.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.I would like to see more options for security, beyond the basics like SQL injection.

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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.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.

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Coverity is quite expensive.

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

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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.

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.

SonarQube is the central place to manage code quality, offering visual reporting on and across projects and enabling to replay the past to follow metrics evolution
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerMStar Semiconductor, Alcatel-LucentBank of America, Siemens, Cognizant, Thales, Cisco, eBay
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer7%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Pharma/Biotech Company17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Agriculture6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise72%
Find out what your peers are saying about Coverity vs. SonarQube and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
431,790 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Coverity is ranked 12th in Application Security with 5 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 18 reviews. Coverity is rated 6.8, while SonarQube is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Coverity writes "Improves security by detecting vulnerabilities in code, but it needs integration with popular development environments". 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, Polyspace Code Prover and CodeSonar, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Klocwork and Kiuwan. See our Coverity vs. SonarQube report.

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