Fortify Application Defender vs. Veracode

As of February 2019, Fortify Application Defender is ranked 17th in Application Security with 1 review vs Veracode which is ranked 1st in Application Security with 41 reviews. The top reviewer of Fortify Application Defender writes "Its ability to find security defects is valuable. However, support for older compilers/IDEs is lacking". The top reviewer of Veracode writes "Enables us to automatically submit each new build for scanning and get results directly into our JIRA". Fortify Application Defender is most compared with SonarQube, Coverity and Checkmarx. Veracode is most compared with SonarQube, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and Checkmarx.
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Pros
Its ability to find security defects is valuable.

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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.It gives feedback to developers on the effectiveness of their secure coding practices.We use Veracode static analysis during development to eliminate vulnerability issuesI have found the user interface extremely helpful in prioritizing issues.Allows us to track the remediation and handling of identified vulnerabilities.

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Support for older compilers/IDEs is lacking.

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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.They should improve on the static scanning time.The solution does not support Dynamic Application Security Testing.The current version of the application does not support testing for API.We would like the consolidation of all the different modules. This would help, so then we would be able to see analytics and results on one screen, like a single pane of glass.

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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.Regarding licensing, pay very close attention to what applications you're going to need to do dynamic scanning for, versus static. Right now, the way the licensing is set up, if you don't have any static elements for a website, you can certainly avoid some costs by doing more dynamic licenses. You need to pay very close attention to that, because if you find out later that you have static code elements - like Java scripts, etc. - that you want to have scanned statically, having the two licenses bundled together will actually save you money.We're very comfortable with their model. We think they're a good value. We worked very closely with Veracode on understanding their license model, understanding what comprises the fee and what does not. With their assistance in design, we decomposed our application in a way where we are scanning a very significant amount of code without wasting their capacity and generating redundant reported issues. You scan in profiles, per se. And we work with them, in their offices, to design the most effective approach. So the advice I would have for customers is, you can get up and live fast, but work closely with Veracode to refine the method you use for scanning and the way you compile the applications. There's a concept called entry-point scanning, and that's probably not used well by the rest of their customers. We see our licensing as a good value because we leverage it heavily.

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Also Known As
HPE Fortify Application Defender, Micro Focus Fortify Application Defender
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Overview
Micro Focus Security Fortify Application Defender is a runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution that helps you manage and mitigate risk from homegrown or third-party applications. It provides centralized visibility into application use and abuse while protecting from software vulnerability exploits and other violations in real time.

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.

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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company19%
Consumer Goods10%
Pharma/Biotech Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Software R&D Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise64%
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