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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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"Technical support has been good.""I've found the centralized dashboard the most valuable. For the management, it helps a lot to have abilities at the central level.""It's a well-known platform for doing dynamic application scanning.""It is scalable and very easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the static analysis.""The user interface is ok and it is very simple to use.""The accuracy of its scans is great.""The solution is able to detect a wide range of vulnerabilities. It's better at it than other products."

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"The most valuable feature is that we are able to scan the services and put credentials like a user ID password. We can verify the vulnerability level.""With our vulnerabilities under control, it's putting our services in compliance and minimizing our risk for exposure.""The simplicity of exporting reports and the simplicity and clarity of the reports included with the product are good.""The interface is user-friendly and easy to understand.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the progressive scan. It is good. It's done in 24 hours.""It is easy to use.""It is a very stable solution."

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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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"The initial setup was complex.""I'm not sure licensing, but on the pricing, it's a bit costly. It's a bit overpriced. Though it is an enterprise tool, there are other tools also with similar functionalities.""The solution needs better integration with Microsoft's Azure Cloud or an extension of Azure DevOps. In fact, it should better integrate with any cloud provider. Right now, it's quite difficult to integrate with that solution, from the cloud perspective.""The installation could be a bit easier. Usually it's simple to use, but the installation is painful and a bit laborious and complex.""Creating reports is very slow and it is something that should be improved.""It took us between eight and ten hours to scan an entire site, which is somewhat slow and something that I think can be improved.""Our biggest complaint about this product is that it freezes up, and literally doesn't work for us.""Lately, we've seen more false negatives."

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"It should have better automatic reporting.""The solution needs to adjust its pricing. They should make it more affordable.""The pricing does not seem to be competitive.""The scanner reports a lot of false positives, which is something that needs to be improved.""The UI is not user-friendly and you don't have a yearly reporting facility where you can slice and dice in different jobs.""The reporting contains too many false positives.""The virus code updates are not frequent enough.""Deployment can be complicated."

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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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"The pricing is not clear and while it is not high, it is difficult to understand.""Our licensing is such that you can only run one scan at a time, which is inconvenient."

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"The product is expensive, at least initially, in comparison to other products in this category.""There are different options available with respect to licensing.""The cost is $30,000 USD for one year to cover WAS (Web Application Security) and the VM (Virtual Machine) security in a company with 200 employees."

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Micro Focus WebInspect, WebInspectQualys WAS
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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.

Most enterprises rely heavily on the Web to conduct their normal operations, whether providing services, a mechanism for retail sales, or a host of other functions. Yet, most still struggle with efficiently managing their application security risks. For one thing, they need solutions of scale that can be used to manage thousands of active sites and assessments while also tracking discovered vulnerabilities, retesting procedures, and more. They need to perform repeated security tests to address compliance with regulations, legislation, and internal security policies and also see how their risk posture has changed over time. The enterprises have to protect their data, brand, and bottom line from the harsh impacts of what successful vulnerability exploitation could bring. Micro Focus WebInspect Enterprise enables organizations to solve these security problems quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a cloud service that provides automated crawling and testing of custom web applications to identify vulnerabilities including cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection. The automated service enables regular testing that produces consistent results, reduces false positives, and easily scales to secure a large number of websites. Proactively scans websites for malware infections, sending alerts to website owners to help prevent black listing and brand reputation damage.
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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerAaron'sBskyB, Cartagena, ClearPoint Learning Systems, Connect Group, du, Fortrex Technologies, HBOR, HDI, Highlights for Children, The Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, City of Miami Beach, Microsoft, MidlandHR, MSCI Inc., Northern Arizona University, Ofgem, Olympus Europa, PhoneFactor, RTL Nederland, ThousandEyes, VGZ Organisatie B.V.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm32%
Insurance Company11%
Computer Software Company8%
Engineering Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortify WebInspect vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,966 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortify WebInspect is ranked 14th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 9 reviews while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 12th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 6 reviews. Fortify WebInspect is rated 7.0, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortify WebInspect writes "Great centralized dashboard but is a bit overpriced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". Fortify WebInspect is most compared with Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, OWASP Zap, PortSwigger Burp, HCL AppScan and Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, HCL AppScan, PortSwigger Burp and Checkmarx. See our Fortify WebInspect vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning report.

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