Contrast Security Assess Pricing and License Cost

C. Ray Mallory
Lead Application Security Engineer at FEPOC
The pricing was a point of contention even within our organization. There are some folks who felt we could get a cheaper tool, but there's a tradeoff there. We could have gotten a cheaper SAST tool, but what we would have saved in money we would have spent in learning-curve time. We didn't want to have a learning curve. We wanted something that we could set up and run now, so we felt the cost was justified by our requirements. Regarding the OSS feature, when we got Contrast it came with the free version of the OSS, but after Contrast found out how popular their OSS was they started packaging it separately where new customers will have to pay for it. If we want to expand on Contrast's OSS offering, I think we'll have to pay for that, but I'm not sure. Right now, the OSS offering we have works for what we need it to do. View full review »
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