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Pros
"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.""The reporting being highly accurate is pretty cool. I use another product and I was always looking for answers as to what line, which part of the code, was wrong, and what to do about it. Veracode seems to have a solid database to look things up and a website to look things up.""There are quite a few features that are very reliable, like the newly launched Veracode Pipelines Scan, which is pretty awesome. It supports the synchronous pipeline pretty well. We been using it out of the Jira plugin, and that is fantastic.""One of the features they have is Software Composition Analysis. When organizations use third-party, open source libraries with their application development, because they're open source they quite often have a lot of bugs. There are always patches coming out for those open source applications. You really have to stay on your toes and keep up with any third-party libraries that might be integrated into your application. Veracode's Software Composition Analysis scans those libraries and we find that very valuable.""Veracode provides guidance for fixing vulnerabilities. It enables developers to write secure code from the start by pointing them to the problematic line of code, and saying, "This function/method has security vulnerabilities," then suggests alternatives to fix it. Then, we adopt their suggestions of the tool. By implementing it in the right way, we can fix the issue. For example, if the tool has found a method where it copied one piece of memory into another piece of memory in the code. The tool points to problematic methods with the vulnerability and provides ways to code it more securely. By adopting their suggestions, we are fixing this vulnerability."

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"We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""A user friendly solution.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient.""The best thing is that as the developers work on separate tasks, all of the code goes there and the other team members don't have to wait on each other to finish.""GitLab offers a good interface for doing code reviews between two colleagues.""This product is always evolving, and they listen to the customers.""It is very useful for reviews. We are using branch merging operations and full reset operations. It is also very useful for merging our code and tracking another branch. The graph diagrams of Git are very useful. Its interface is straightforward and not too complex for us."

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"Automatic updates and pull request analysis.""Simple to use, good user interface.""The interface is easy to use.""The solution is good at reporting the vulnerabilities of the application.""The stability of the solution is very good.""Automatic scanning is a valuable feature and very easy to use.""The solution is scalable.""They offer free access to some other tools."

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Cons
"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.""The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""Sometimes, I get feedback from a developer saying, "They are scanning a Python code, but getting feedback around Java code." While the remediation and guidelines are there, improvement is still required, e.g., you won't get the exact guidelines, but you can get some sort of a high-level insights.""If Veracode was more diversified, as far as the number of platforms and the number of applications it could do in our favor, we would be using it even more. But there are a number of platforms it doesn't support. For example, I know they support C+, .NET, and Java, but there are certain platforms they don't support and that was disappointing.""We tried to create an automatic scanning process for Veracode and integrate it into our billing process, but it was easier to adopt it to repositories based on GIT. Until now, our source control repository was Azure DevOps Server (Microsoft TFS) to managing our resources. This was not something that they supported. It took us some sessions together before we successfully implemented it."

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"I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.""Reporting could be improved.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira.""The documentation could be improved to help newcomers better understand things like creating new branches.""We are having a few problems integrating with Jira at the moment, which is something that our IT department is investigating.""It would be really good if they integrated more features in application security.""It can be free for commercial use."

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"Deployment is somewhat complicated.""Too many false positives; test reports could be improved.""The documentation needs to be improved because I had to learn everything from watching YouTube videos.""It would be ideal if I could try some pre-built deployment scenarios so that I don't have to worry about whether the configuration sector team is doing it right or wrong. That would be very helpful.""It would be a great improvement if they could include a marketplace to add extra features to the tool.""Reporting format has no output, is cluttered and very long.""The ability to search the internet for other use cases and to use the solution to make applications more secure should be addressed.""Zap could improve by providing better reports for security and recommendations for the vulnerabilities."

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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.""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.""The pricing is really fair compared to a lot of other tools on the market.""It is very reasonably priced compared to what we were paying our previous vendor. For the same price, we are getting much more value and reducing our AppSec costs from 40 to 50 percent."

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"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month.""The price is okay.""It seems reasonable. Our IT team manages the licenses.""Its price is fine. It is on the cheaper side and not expensive. You have to pay additionally for GitLab CI/CD minutes. Initially, we used the free version. When we ran out of GitLab minutes, we migrated to the paid version.""It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which we can increase the number of licenses, but we have to pay at the end of the year."

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"This is an open-source solution and can be used free of charge.""This solution is open source and free."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have used SonarQube quite a lot and this is great to check code quality, security hotspots much earlier in the SDLC… more »
Top Answer: Good static analysis and dynamic analysis.
Top Answer: Veracode is very, very expensive, one of the most expensive security scanning tools available. We pay an annual license… more »
Top Answer: We like that we can have an all-encompassing product and don't have to implement different solutions.
Top Answer: It is very expensive. We can't bear it now, and we have to find another solution. We have a yearly subscription in which… more »
Top Answer: We would like to generate document pages from the sources. Right now, we can't do that. The testing could be better in… more »
Top Answer: First things first both are having their own merits, however in my personal experience ZAP can replace your burpsuite… more »
Top Answer: It has evolved over the years and recently in the last year they have added, HUD (Heads Up Display).
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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.

GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a free, open-source penetration testing tool being maintained under the umbrella of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). ZAP is designed specifically for testing web applications and is both flexible and extensible.

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Keep your software secure

Application security starts with secure code. Find out more about the benefits of using Veracode to keep your software secure throughout the development lifecycle.

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State of Missouri, Rekner
Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, Vaadin
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Computer Software Company12%
Insurance Company9%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Mining And Metals Company18%
Computer Software Company18%
Transportation Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm18%
Retailer9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. OWASP Zap and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GitLab is ranked 5th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 15 reviews while OWASP Zap is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 9 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.2, while OWASP Zap is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OWASP Zap writes "Great at reporting vulnerabilities, helps with security, and reveals development threats well". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Checkmarx, whereas OWASP Zap is most compared with PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Acunetix by Invicti, Qualys Web Application Scanning, Fortify WebInspect and Ixia BreakingPoint. See our GitLab vs. OWASP Zap report.

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