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"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 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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Top Answer: We have used SonarQube quite a lot and this is great to check code quality, security hotspots much earlier in the SDLC… more »
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 »
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Top Answer: We are on an annual license for the solution and the pricing could be more affordable.
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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.

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.
w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework. The project's goal is to create a framework to help you secure your web applications by finding and exploiting all web application vulnerabilities. Our framework is proudly developed using Python to be easy to use and extend, and licensed under GPLv2.0.
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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 Firm30%
Computer Software Company12%
Insurance Company9%
Consumer Goods Company7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company17%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise51%
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Large Enterprise47%
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Qualys Web Application Scanning is ranked 11th in Application Security with 5 reviews while w3af is ranked 28th in Application Security. Qualys Web Application Scanning is rated 7.6, while w3af is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Qualys Web Application Scanning writes "Has comprehensive SSL security measurements but the price should be lowered". On the other hand, Qualys Web Application Scanning is most compared with OWASP Zap, SonarQube, PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, Fortify WebInspect and Acunetix by Invicti, whereas w3af is most compared with PortSwigger Burp Suite Professional, WhiteSource, Acunetix by Invicti, ImmuniWeb and Tenable.io Web Application Scanning.

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