Compare Klocwork vs. SonarQube

Klocwork is ranked 8th in Application Security with 9 reviews while SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 16 reviews. Klocwork is rated 8.4, while SonarQube is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Klocwork writes "The product has a low false positive rate, but they could loosen up on their licensing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonarQube writes "Great birds-eye view dashboard with detailed code metrics in the drill-down". Klocwork is most compared with Coverity, Polyspace Code Prover, Checkmarx, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand and CodeSonar, whereas SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and CAST Application Intelligence Platform. See our Klocwork vs. SonarQube report.
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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.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.

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One can increase the number of vendors, so the solution is scalable.There is a central Klocwork server at our headquarter in France so we connect the client directly to the server on-premises remotely.The ability to create custom checkers is a plus.I like not having to dig through false positives. Chasing down a false positive can take anywhere from five minutes for a small easy one, then something that is complicated and goes through a whole bunch of different class cases, and it can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to find out if it is a false positive or not.

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Engineers have also learned from the results and have improved themselves as engineers. This will help them with their careers.The code coverage feature is very good.The most valuable features are the dashboard reports and the ease of integrating it with Jenkins.Strong code evaluation for budget-minded clients.If code coverage is a low number then that's of great value to me.SonarQube is good for checking and maintaining code quality.Using SonarQube has helped us to identify areas of technical debt to work on, resulting in better code, fewer vulnerabilities, and fewer bugs.We advise all of our developers to have this solution in place.

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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 .apkIt 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.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.

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I would like to see better codes between projects and a more user-friendly desktop in the next release.We'd like to see integration with Agile DevOps and Agile methodologies.Now the only issue we have is that whenever we need to get the code we have to build it first. Then we can get the report.I hope that in each new release they add new features relating to the addition of checkers, improving their analysis engines etc.Klocwork does have a problem with true positives. It only found 30% of true positives in the Juliet test case.We bought Klocwork, but it was limited to one little program, but the program is now sort of failing. So, we have a license for usage on a program that is sort of failing, and we really can't use the license on anything else.

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If the product could assist us with fixing issues by giving us more pointers then it would help to resolve more of the warnings without such a commitment in terms of time.Although it has Sonar built into it, it is still lacking. Customization features of identifying a particular attack still need to be worked on. To give you an example: if we want to scan and do a false positive analysis, those types of features are missing. If we want to rescan something from a particular point that is a feature that is also missing. It’s in our queue. That will hopefully save a lot of time.Expression of common vulnerabilities and exposures is not always current.I don't believe you can have metrics of code quality based upon code analysis. I don't think it's possible for a computer to do it.I would like to see more options for security, beyond the basics like SQL injection.The solution is a bit lacking on the security side, in terms of finding and identifying vulnerabilities.I would like to see dynamic code analysis in the next version of the software.The reporting is good, but I am not able to download a specific report as a PDF, so downloading reports is something that should be looked at.

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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.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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Klocwork is still tight on their licensing. If Klocwork would loosen up on the licensing, and where the license could be used, and how many different programs could be run on it, then we have several development programs that I would love to be able to use it for going forward.Klocwork should not to be quite so heavy handed on the licensing for very specific programs.The limitation that we have is that Klocwork is licensed to certain programs, and if you want to license them to other programs, you have to pay more money.

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I am satisfied with the pricing.A low cost long-term solution for non-critical situations.We are using the free, unlicensed version.The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty decent.We're using their free Community Edition version.Some of the plugins that were previously free are not free now.The price point on SonarQube is good.

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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.

Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

SonarQube is the central place to manage code quality, offering visual reporting on and across projects and enabling to replay the past to follow metrics evolution
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