Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. WhiteSource

As of June 2019, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is ranked 3rd in Application Security with 9 reviews vs WhiteSource which is ranked 14th in Application Security with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand writes "Detects vulnerabilities and provides useful suggestions, but doesn't understand complex websites". The top reviewer of WhiteSource writes "Using it, we can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old". Micro Focus Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx and Veracode. WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck Hub, SonarQube and Veracode. See our Micro Focus Fortify on Demand vs. WhiteSource report.
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Pros
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.The licensing was good.The installation was easy.It improves future security scans.Fortify helps us to stay updated with the newest languages and versions coming out.One of the valuable features is the ability to submit your code and have it run in the background. Then, if something comes up that is more specific, you have the security analyst who can jump in and help, if needed.

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The overall support that we receive is pretty good. ​We find licenses together with WhiteSource which are associated with a certain library, then we get a classification of the license. This is with respect to criticality and vulnerability, so we could take action and improve some things, or replace a third-party library which seems to be too risky for us to use on legal grounds.We can take some measures to improve things, replace a library, or update a library which was too old or showed severe bugs.Enables scanning/collecting third-party libraries and classifying license types. In this way we ensure our third-party software policy is followed.

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Cons
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.Sometimes when we run a full scan, we have a bunch of issues in the code. We should not have any issues.We would like a reduction in the time frame of scans. It takes us three to five days to run a scan now. We would like that reduced to under three days.It's still a little bit too complex for regular developers. It takes a little bit more time than usual. I know static code scan is not the main focus of the tool, but the overall time span to scan the code, and even to set up the code scanning, is a bit overwhelming for regular developers.If you have a continuous integration in place, for example, and you want it to run along with your build and you want it to be fast, you're not going to get it. It adds to your development time.It lacks of some important features that the competitors have, such as Software Composition Analysis, full dead code detection, and Agile Alliance's Best Practices and Technical Debt.

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Make the product available in a very stable way for other web browsers.Needs better ACL and more role definitions. This product could be used by large organisations and it definitely needs a better role/action model.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.The subscription model, on a per-scan basis, is a bit expensive. That's another reason we are not using it for all the apps.We used the one-time application, Security Scan Dynamic. I believe the original fee was $8,000.

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We are paying a lot of money to use WhiteSource. In our company, it is not easy to argue that it is worth the price. ​

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Overview

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.

WhiteSource offers an agile approach to open source management.
WhiteSource is a SaaS solution that integrates with your build process and audits your open source licenses, security and more every time you run your build.

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Sample Customers
SAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more. Autodesk, Temenos, Indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company20%
Software R&D Company18%
Government9%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise61%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise74%
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