Compare Veracode vs. WhiteSource

Veracode is ranked 1st in Application Security with 39 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 6th in Application Security with 10 reviews. Veracode is rated 8.2, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Veracode writes "Enables us to automatically submit each new build for scanning and get results directly into our JIRA". On the other hand, 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". Veracode is most compared with SonarQube, Checkmarx and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck , SonarQube and Snyk. See our Veracode vs. WhiteSource report.
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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.One of the valuable features is that it gives us the option of static scanning. Most tools of this type are centered around dynamic scanning. Having a static scan is very important.It has an easy-to-use interface.Veracode provides faster scans compared to other static analysis security testing tools.It has almost completely eliminated the presence of SQLi vulnerabilities.

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The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).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.Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation.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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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.We would like a way to mark entire modules as "safe." The lack of this feature hasn't stopped us previously, it just makes our task more tedious at times. That kind of feature would save us time.Veracode scans provide a higher number of false positives.The overall reporting structure is complicated, and it's difficult to understand the report.It needs more timely support for newer languages and framework versions.

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The dashboard UI and UX are problematic.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.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.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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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.It is pricey. There is a lot of value in the product, but it is a costly tool.I recommend going for a one-year licensing with CA, because currently they are the leaders in this field with more features and a much better turn around time with a cheaper position, but there are a lot of new companies coming up in the market and they are building up their platforms.Costs are reasonable. No special infrastructure is required and the license model is good.I think the pricing is in line with the rest of the tools. I think you get what you pay for. It is certainly not inexpensive, but the value proposition is there. There are certainly cheaper tools, but I don't think we'd be getting the support that we get with those, and that is what separates this product from the others.

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

Veracode is an application security company that offers an automated cloud-based service for securing web, mobile and third-party enterprise applications. Veracode provides multiple security analysis technologies on a single platform, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, mobile application behavioral analysis and software composition analysis.

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.

Offer
Keep your software secure

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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Sample Customers
State of Missouri, ReknerMicrosoft, Autodesk, NCR, Comcast, Nokia, Forgerock, indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company15%
Retailer8%
Consumer Goods8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company5%
Retailer4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise78%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise40%
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