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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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"Automatic updates and pull request analysis.""Simple to use, good user interface.""The interface is easy to use.""The solution is good at reporting the vulnerabilities of the application.""The stability of the solution is very good.""Automatic scanning is a valuable feature and very easy to use.""The solution is scalable.""They offer free access to some other tools."

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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.""I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be wonderful and full of colors. It allows many types of outputs, such as bar and chart previews."

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"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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"Deployment is somewhat complicated.""Too many false positives; test reports could be improved.""The documentation needs to be improved because I had to learn everything from watching YouTube videos.""It would be ideal if I could try some pre-built deployment scenarios so that I don't have to worry about whether the configuration sector team is doing it right or wrong. That would be very helpful.""It would be a great improvement if they could include a marketplace to add extra features to the tool.""Reporting format has no output, is cluttered and very long.""The ability to search the internet for other use cases and to use the solution to make applications more secure should be addressed.""Zap could improve by providing better reports for security and recommendations for the vulnerabilities."

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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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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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"This is an open-source solution and can be used free of charge.""This solution is open source and free."

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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.""We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The main feature that I have found valuable is the solution's ability to find issues in static analysis. Additionally… more »
Top Answer: I don't have enough information to be able to comment on the cost of licensing the product. That's more of a sales… more »
Top Answer: The reports on offer are too verbose. They might want to consider t restructuring their reports to better give a very… more »
Top Answer: The solution is scalable.
Top Answer: OWASP ZAP is open source, free to use and one of the most active open source projects in DAST space. There are weekly… more »
Top Answer: The ability to search the internet for other use cases and to use the solution to make applications more secure should… more »
Top Answer: I have found the detection of vulnerabilities tool thorough with good results and the graphical display output to be… more »
Top Answer: We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable.
Top Answer: When comparing this solution to Veracode, Veracode has good interactive features and gives a clear understanding of what… more »
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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.

Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a free, open-source penetration testing tool being maintained under the umbrella of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). ZAP is designed specifically for testing web applications and is both flexible and extensible.

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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Midsize Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about OWASP Zap vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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OWASP Zap is ranked 6th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 8 reviews while Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 10th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 7 reviews. OWASP Zap is rated 6.8, while Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of OWASP Zap writes "Great at reporting vulnerabilities, helps with security, and reveals development threats well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". OWASP Zap is most compared with PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Acunetix by Invicti, Fortify WebInspect, HCL AppScan and Checkmarx, whereas Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with SonarQube, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Fortify WebInspect, Acunetix by Invicti and HCL AppScan. See our OWASP Zap vs. Qualys Web Application Scanning report.

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