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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 solution has helped to increase staff productivity and improved our work significantly by approximately 20 percent.""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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"The product is related to US usage with TLS contact fees, i.e. how more data center connections will help lower networking costs."

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"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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"They could improve the usability. For example, how you set things up, even though it's straightforward, it could be still be easier.""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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"Codenomicon Defensics should be more advanced for the testing sector. It should be somewhat easy and flexible to install."

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"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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Top Answer: Coverity is quite stable and we haven’t had any issues or any downtime.
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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.

Defensics is a next-generation security testing platform that enables builders and users of technology to rapidly, reliably and efficiently find and correct dangerous errors and flaws. By proactively bringing the unknown into total view, Defensics sets the bar for superior vulnerability management.
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Coverity is ranked 11th in Application Security with 8 reviews while Synopsys Defensics is ranked 2nd in Fuzz Testing Tools with 1 review. Coverity is rated 7.2, while Synopsys Defensics is rated 9.0. 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 Synopsys Defensics writes "Product security tests for switches and router sections". Coverity is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Checkmarx, Klocwork and HCL AppScan, whereas Synopsys Defensics is most compared with Ixia BreakingPoint, Qualys Web Application Scanning, OWASP Zap, Spirent CyberFlood and Checkmarx.

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