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"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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"This product is top-notch solution and the technology is the best on the market.""The most valuable feature is that it connects with your development platforms, such as Microsoft Information Server and Jira.""Fortify on Demand is easy to use and the reporting is good.""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.""Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much.""The most valuable feature is the capacity to be able to check vulnerabilities during the development process. The development team can check whether the code they are using is vulnerable to some type of attack or there is some type of vulnerability so that they can mitigate it. It helps us in achieving a more secure approach towards internal applications. It is an intuitive solution. It gives all the information that a developer needs to remediate a vulnerability in the coding process. It also gives you some examples of how to remediate a vulnerability in different programming languages. This solution is pretty much what we were searching for.""It's a stable and scalable solution.""Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us."

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"BurpSuite helps us to identify and fix silly mistakes that are sometimes introduced by our developers in their coding.""Once I capture the proxy, I'm able to transfer across. All the requested information is there. I can send across the request to what we call a repeater, where I get to ready the payload that I send to the application. Put in malicious content and then see if it's responding to it.""The suite testing models are very good. It's very secure.""The way they do the research and they keep their profile up to date is great. They identify vulnerabilities and update them immediately.""The most valuable feature is the application security. It also has a reasonable price.""The most valuable features are Burp Intruder and Burp Scanner.""You can scan any number of applications and it updates its database.""With the Extender Tab, if you know how to code then you can create a plugin and add it to Burp."

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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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"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.""This solution would be improved if the code-quality perspective were added to it, on top of the security aspect.""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.""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.""In terms of communication, they can integrate a few more third-party tools. It would be great if we can have more options for microservice communication. They can also improve the securability a bit more because security is one of the biggest aspects these days when you are using the cloud. Some more security features would be really helpful.""It natively supports only a few languages. They can include support for more native languages. The response time from the support team can also be improved. They can maybe include video tutorials explaining the remediation process. The remediation process is sometimes not that clear. It would be helpful to have videos. Sometimes, the solution that the tool gives in the GUI is not straightforward to understand for the developer. At present, for any such issues, you have to create a ticket for the support team and request help from the support team.""Reporting could be improved.""They have a release coming out, which is full of new features. Based on their roadmap, there's nothing that I would suggest for them to put in it that they haven't already suggested. However, I am a customer, so I always think the pricing is something that could be improved. I am working with them on that, and they're very flexible. They work with their customers and kind of tailor the product to the customer's needs. So far, I am very happy with what they're able to provide. Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but that would be about it."

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"The Auto Scanning features should be updated more frequently and should include the latest attack vectors.""The biggest improvement that I would like to see from PortSwigger that today many people see as an issue in their testing. There might be a feature which might be desired.""The solution doesn't offer very good scalability.""The biggest drawback is reporting. It's not so good. I can download them, but they're not so informative.""The Burp Collaborator needs improvement. There also needs to be improved integration.""There should be a heads up display like the one available in OWASP Zap.""If we're running a huge number of scans regularly, it slows down the tool.""There is not much automation in the tool."

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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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"The pricing can be improved because it is complex when compared to the competition.""It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved.""It is cost-effective.""Their subscriptions could use a little bit of a reworking, but I am very happy with what they're able to provide.""We are still using the trial version at this point but I can already see from the trial version alone that it is a good product. For others, I would say that Fortify on Demand might look expensive at the beginning, but it is very powerful and so you shouldn't be put off by the price.""The price is fair compared to that of other solutions.""The solution is a little expensive.""We make an annual purchase of the licenses we need."

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"There is no setup cost and the cost of licensing is affordable.""Licensing costs are about $450/year for one use. For larger organizations, they're able to test against multiple applications while simultaneously others might have multiple versions of applications which needs to be tested which is why we have the enterprise edition.""There are different licenses available that include a free version.""At $400 or $500 per license paid annually, it is a very cheap tool.""PortSwigger is reasonably-priced. It's fair.""It has a yearly license. I am satisfied with its price.""We are using the community version, which is free.""It is expensive for us in Brazil because the currency exchange rate from a dollar to a Brazilian Real is quite steep."

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Questions from the Community
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: The solution has issues with scanning. It tries to decode the binaries that we are trying to scan. It decodes the… more »
Top Answer: It is a very easy tool for developers to use in parallel while they're doing the coding. It does auto scanning as we are… more »
Top Answer: It does scanning for all virtual machines and other things, but it doesn't do the scanning for containers. It currently… more »
Top Answer: Yes OWASP ZAP is a good option as it's an open source so always preferred but Burp Suite Pro  will give you more… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution for vulnerability assessment in respect of the application and the sites.
Top Answer: For a country such as Sri Lanka, the pricing is not reasonable.
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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.

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.

Burp Suite Professional, by PortSwigger, is the world’s leading toolkit for web security testing. Over 52,000 users worldwide, across all industries and organization sizes, trust Burp Suite Professional to find more vulnerabilities, faster. With expertly-engineered manual and automated tooling, you're able to test smarter - not harder.

PortSwigger is the web security company that is enabling the world to secure the web. Over 50,000 security engineers rely on our software and expertise to secure their world.

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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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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Retailer15%
Computer Software Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government7%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company7%
University7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,768 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security with 15 reviews while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is ranked 5th in Application Security with 22 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0, while PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Makes it easy to discover hidden vulnerabilities in our open source libraries". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional writes "Great design, excellent features like Intruder, Repeater, Decoder with plenty of plug-ins from community forums". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, HCL AppScan and Snyk, whereas PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional is most compared with OWASP Zap, Fortify WebInspect, Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, Acunetix by Invicti and SonarQube. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional report.

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