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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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"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.""The static code analyzers are the most valuable features of this solution.""t's a cloud-based solution, so there was no installation involved.""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."

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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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"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.""The reporting capabilities need improvement, as there are some features that we would like to have but are not available at the moment.""The solution has some issues with latency. Sometimes it takes a while to respond. This issue should be addressed.""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."

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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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"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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"It's a yearly contract, but I don't remember the dollar amount.""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."

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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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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.

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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State of Missouri, ReknerSAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more. BskyB, 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.
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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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Financial Services Firm40%
Retailer20%
Computer Software Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
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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 Business25%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 7th in Application Security with 12 reviews while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 15th in Application Security with 6 reviews. Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is rated 7.6, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Detects vulnerabilities and provides useful suggestions, but doesn't understand complex websites". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx, Coverity, Fortify WebInspect and HCL AppScan, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, HCL AppScan, Fortify WebInspect and WhiteSource. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning report.

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