Compare SonarQube vs. WhiteSource

SonarQube is ranked 1st in Application Security with 16 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 7th in Application Security with 9 reviews. SonarQube is rated 7.6, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SonarQube writes "Great birds-eye view dashboard with detailed code metrics in the drill-down". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhiteSource writes "Policy automation and automatic fix suggestions help us to save time in finding and solving problems". SonarQube is most compared with Checkmarx, Coverity, Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and HCL AppScan, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck , Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Checkmarx and JFrog Xray. See our SonarQube vs. WhiteSource report.
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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 source composition analysis component is great because it gives our developers some comfort in using new libraries.Integrations into our developer's IDE (Greenlight) and the DevOps Pipeline SAST / SourceClear Integrations has particularly increased our time to market and confidence.Veracode is a valuable tool in our secure SDLC process.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.I have used this solution in multiple projects for vulnerability testing and finding security leaks within the code.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.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.

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Engineers have also learned from the results and have improved themselves as engineers. This will help them with their careers.The code coverage feature is very good.The most valuable features are the dashboard reports and the ease of integrating it with Jenkins.Strong code evaluation for budget-minded clients.If code coverage is a low number then that's of great value to me.SonarQube is good for checking and maintaining code quality.Using SonarQube has helped us to identify areas of technical debt to work on, resulting in better code, fewer vulnerabilities, and fewer bugs.We advise all of our developers to have this solution in place.

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The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation.The reporting capability gives us the option to generate an open-source license report in a single click, which gets all copyright and license information, including dependencies.With the fix suggestions feature, not only do you get the specific trace back to where the vulnerability is within your code, but you also get fix suggestions.It gives us full visibility into what we're using, what needs to be updated, and what's vulnerable, which helps us make better decisions.For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.The most valuable features are the reporting, customizing libraries "In-house, White list, license selection", comparing the products/projects, and License & Copyright resolution.Attribution and license due diligence reports help us with aggregating the necessary data that we, in turn, have to provide to satisfy the various licenses copyright and component usage disclosures in our software.

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Cons
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.I think for us the biggest improvement would be to have an indicator when there's something wrong with a scan.Improve Mobile Application Dynamic Scanning DAST - .ipa and .apkIt needs better controls to include/exclude specific sections when creating a report that can be shared externally with customers and prospects.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.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.I would like to see expanded coverage for supporting more platforms, frameworks, and languages.Veracode should make it easier to navigate between the solutions that they offer, i.e. between dynamic, static, and the source code analysis.

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If the product could assist us with fixing issues by giving us more pointers then it would help to resolve more of the warnings without such a commitment in terms of time.Although it has Sonar built into it, it is still lacking. Customization features of identifying a particular attack still need to be worked on. To give you an example: if we want to scan and do a false positive analysis, those types of features are missing. If we want to rescan something from a particular point that is a feature that is also missing. It’s in our queue. That will hopefully save a lot of time.Expression of common vulnerabilities and exposures is not always current.I don't believe you can have metrics of code quality based upon code analysis. I don't think it's possible for a computer to do it.I would like to see more options for security, beyond the basics like SQL injection.The solution is a bit lacking on the security side, in terms of finding and identifying vulnerabilities.I would like to see dynamic code analysis in the next version of the software.The reporting is good, but I am not able to download a specific report as a PDF, so downloading reports is something that should be looked at.

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The dashboard UI and UX are problematic.The UI can be slow once in a while, and we're not sure if it's because of the amount of data we have, or it is just a slow product, but it would be nice if it could be improved.It would be nice to have a better way to realize its full potential and translate it within the UI or during onboarding.The UI is not that friendly and you need to learn how to navigate easily.WhiteSource Prioritize should be expanded to cover more than Java and JavaScript.If anything, I would spend more time making this more user-friendly, better documenting the CLI, and adding more examples to help expand the current documentation.WhiteSource needs improvement in the scanning of the containers and images with distinguishing the layers.Some detected libraries do not specify a location of where in the source they were matched from, which is something that should be enhanced to enable quicker troubleshooting.

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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.They have just streamlined the licensing and they have a number of flexible options available, so overall it is quite good, albeit pricey.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.Veracode has been fair. We use their SaaS solution and it's just an annual subscription.No issues, the pricing seems reasonable.

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I am satisfied with the pricing.A low cost long-term solution for non-critical situations.We are using the free, unlicensed version.The costs for this application, for the kind of job it does, are pretty decent.We're using their free Community Edition version.Some of the plugins that were previously free are not free now.The price point on SonarQube is good.

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Pricing is competitive.The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps.

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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.

SonarQube is the central place to manage code quality, offering visual reporting on and across projects and enabling to replay the past to follow metrics evolution

The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time.

It provides remediation paths and policy automation to speed up time-to-fix. It also prioritizes vulnerability alerts based on usage analysis.

We support over 200 programming languages and offer the widest vulnerability database aggregating information from dozens of peer-reviewed, respected sources.

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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company5%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Agriculture6%
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Software R&D Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Software R&D Company48%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Insurance Company3%
Company Size
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise40%
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