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"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.""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."

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"This solution saves us time due to the low number of false positives detected."

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"The feature that I find the most useful is being able to just see the vulnerabilities online while checking the code and then checking suggestions for fixing them.""Fortify on Demand is easy to use and the reporting is good.""The most valuable feature is that it connects with your development platforms, such as Microsoft Information Server and Jira.""This product is top-notch solution and the technology is the best on the market.""t's a cloud-based solution, so there was no installation involved.""The static code analyzers are the most valuable features of this solution.""The solution scans our code and provides us with a dashboard of all the vulnerabilities and the criticality of the vulnerabilities. It is very useful that they provide right then and there all the information about the vulnerability, including possible fixes, as well as some additional documentation and links to the authoritative sources of why this is an issue and what's the correct way to deal with it.""I do not remember any issues with stability."

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"The triage indicator was kind of hard to find. It's a very small arrow and I had no idea it was there.""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 .apk""It 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."

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"IBM Security AppScan needs to add performance optimization for quickly scanning the target web applications."

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"The thing that could be improved is reducing the cost of usage and including some of the most pricey features, such as dynamic analysis and that sort of functionality, which makes the difference between different types of tools.""The vulnerability analysis does not always provide guidelines for what the developer should do in order to correct the problem, which means that the code has to be manually inspected and understood.""This solution would be improved if the code-quality perspective were added to it, on top of the security aspect.""The technical support is actually a problem that needs to be addressed. Since the acquisition and merger with Hewlett Packard, it has been really hard to know who the technical or salesperson to talk to.""The solution has some issues with latency. Sometimes it takes a while to respond. This issue should be addressed.""The reporting capabilities need improvement, as there are some features that we would like to have but are not available at the moment.""Primarily for a complex, advanced website, they don't really understand some of the functionalities. So for instance, they could tell us that there is a vulnerability because somebody could possibly do something, but they don't really understand the code to realize that we actually negate that vulnerability through some other mechanism in the program. In addition, the technical support is just not there. We have open tickets. They don't respond. Even if they respond, we're not seeing eye to eye. As the company got sold and bought, the support got worse.""There were some regulated compliances, which were not there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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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"It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved.""The pricing can be improved because it is complex when compared to the competition.""It's a yearly contract, but I don't remember the dollar amount.""The licensing was good because the licenses have the heavy centralized server."

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IBM Security AppScan, Rational AppScan, AppScanFortify on Demand
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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.

IBM Security AppScan enhances web application security and mobile application security, improves application security program management and strengthens regulatory compliance. By scanning your web and mobile applications prior to deployment, AppScan enables you to identify security vulnerabilities and generate reports and fix recommendations.

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand’s application security-as-a-service is the easy and flexible way to identify vulnerabilities in your applications without additional investment in software or personnel. Allow our global team to work for you, providing support and technical expertise 24/7.

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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerEssex Technology Group Inc., Cisco, West Virginia University, APIS ITSAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm37%
Insurance Company13%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Government25%
Insurance Company25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company8%
Government8%
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Financial Services Firm38%
Retailer15%
Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business23%
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Large Enterprise67%
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Small Business22%
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Large Enterprise72%
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL AppScan vs. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,360 professionals have used our research since 2012.
HCL AppScan is ranked 16th in Application Security with 2 reviews while Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security with 8 reviews. HCL AppScan is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of HCL AppScan writes "A low rate of false positives translates to a savings in time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Detects vulnerabilities and provides useful suggestions, but doesn't understand complex websites". HCL AppScan is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, OWASP Zap, WebInspect and PortSwigger Burp, whereas Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, WebInspect and OWASP Zap. See our HCL AppScan vs. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand report.

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