Klocwork Reviews

Klocwork is the #7 ranked solution of our top Application Security Testing (AST) tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to SonarQube - Klocwork vs SonarQube

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Real User
TMS Product Architect with 10,001+ employees
Nov 19 2019

What needs improvement?

For an improved product, we'd like to see integration with Agile DevOps and Agile methodologies. Some capability of the tool that allows us to trigger the status analysis report based on actions like regular builds. We would like to have better integration with Microsoft Agile DevOps tools. This… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm not involved in the financial or licensing aspect of the solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Where I worked previously we used SonarQube. I have also used the Microsoft standard rule set by Visual Studio.

What other advice do I have?

We use Klocwork in two different configurations, on-prem and cloud. Basically we can summarize on-premises. We connect the client directly to the server on-premises remotely. But for certain products and features, we also use a local server that is on-premise but with different configurations. In… more »
Sivanesh Waran
Real User
Sr. Software Solution Engineer at Meteonic Innovation Pvt Ltd at Meteonic Innovation Pvt Ltd
Jan 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The pre-checkin code review, industry standard checks, continuous integration (CI) and customized checkers are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped our organization to produce the non-defective code right at the developer's desktop. So we were able to deliver releases on time.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to consider having more language support ability. Currently Klocwork supports C/C++, Java and C#, (Android*)

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Klocwork tool is worth the price that they have quoted.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using three Open Source static analyzers and faced lots of false-positives and false-negatives. Klocwork has given us better results with real issues.

What other advice do I have?

Unlike other static code analysis tools, Klocwork integrates seamlessly into desktop IDEs, build systems, continuous integration tools, and any team's natural workflow… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

we have evaluated multiple open source tools and few commercial tools.
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Ravi
User
Software Solutions Engineer at Meteonic Innovations
Jul 09 2019

What is most valuable?

First will be the on the fly analysis as it is reducing the time for developing a code. One more best thing is the reports section which is very nice to understand. Also… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* It has reduced the manual analysis for a lot of scenarios like checking for internal standards. * It has saved a lot of time in developing a code through on the fly… more »

What needs improvement?

Not much as of now. But I am feeling Klocwork should support more number of languages like other static code analyzers do. Right now Klocwork has supportability available… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know much about cost and licensing as my management is looking at these things.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I evaluated some other tools, but I don't want to reveal the names of these tools. I didn't find them as good tools when compared with Klocwork.

What other advice do I have?

Not much as of now.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated some other tools, but I don't want to reveal the names of these tools. I didn't find them as good tools when compared with Klocwork.
Real User
Software Chief Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

I really like Klocwork's server client build because it allows collaboration between the team members. It takes the ratios and it has a portal where one can justify the issues.

What needs improvement?

There are many things that can be improved. The code used between projects is one of the very painful points in Klocwork. So if you are using a code and the product is shared between projects, you have to analyze the different projects just to comment if it is good or to justify it in the different projects. And the solutions they provide for the issues, are not fully correct. So this is the main… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be that they should determine their use case before buying the program. If they have many codes, I would not recommend it. If they have a separate project where not many codes are shared between projects, I will recommend it. I would like to see better codes between projects and a more user-friendly desktop in the next release. On a scale from one to 10, I rate this… more »
Ravi
User
Software Solutions Engineer at Meteonic Innovations
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create custom checkers, which is an important part of most of the projects. Its on the fly capability is very good.

How has it helped my organization?

As said earlier checking our industry standards is main burden which involves lot of manual work. Now Klocwork has completely removed this and we are very easily checking… more »

What needs improvement?

Nothing as of now. I hope that in each new release they add new features relating to the addition of checkers, improving their analysis engines etc. In the near future I… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is worth it for the price that the vendor quoted.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I didn't use any tools other than Klocwork.

What other advice do I have?

Support for more languages would be helpful since this is my trustworthy tool. One more advice from my side would be to do some webinars on Klocwork will be helpful for… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated two other tools, which were not matched with Klocwork at any point. I don't want to reveal the names of the tools.
Specialist677
Real User
Specialist at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 16 2019

What needs improvement?

Now the only issue we have is that whenever we need to get the code we have to build it first. Then we can get the report. Without building the source code we have to get the static code and the source code. That's what we are looking into. It would be better if they could provide a solution for this issue, regarding code building, when compiling the report. I would like to see a dashboard added to provide a clear look and feel. The dashboard would then supplement the users to enable them to get a quick view of the content, as long is it is clear. A presentational dashboard would be good.

What other advice do I have?

Klocwork is a good product, but keep in mind that before building the code you have to get a report. Then you use the code. If you don't need to get a report after building the source code then this is a good solution for you. I prefer this tool. I would rate Klocwork as eight out of ten.
Susant Bhuyan
Real User
.Net Developer at Sure Shield Infotech
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

* First will be the on-the-fly analysis as it is reducing the time for developing code and report generation. * One more best thing is the reports section which is very nice to understand.

How has it helped my organization?

One more is on-the-fly analysis which is the most important feature, and CI which Klocwork provides I believe.

What needs improvement?

Support for AUTOSAR C++14 by adding a new taxonomy that you can use to ensure compliance with the AUTOSAR C++14 Standard, release 18-03.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know much about cost and licensing as my management is looking at these things.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.
Prasad D
Real User
Senior H.R - DevOps & Infrastructure Recruitment Consultant at Meteonic Innovation Pvt Ltd
Dec 30 2018

What do you think of Klocwork?

What is our primary use case?

My primary case would be checking for memory related issues and some null pointer issues where Klocwork is too strong in this section. We used to check these issues most often, and Klocwork is the one which provides us this clear way.

How has it helped my organization?

We are very concerned about these issues for some of the critical projects which are very important for us. Using Klocwork, we have cleared all these issues without much difficulty.

What is most valuable?

Its vast checkers supportability Custom checker creation Industry standards supportability Support to a vast number of IDEs and so on.

What needs improvement?

Nothing much as of now. I feel Klocwork is going in a great way. The one thing I personally feel is that Klocwork must…

What is Klocwork?

Klocwork detects security, safety, and reliability issues in real-time by using this static code analysis toolkit that works alongside developers, finding issues as early as possible, and integrates with teams, supporting continuous integration and actionable reporting.

Klocwork customers

ACCESS Co Ltd, Risk-AI, Winbond Electronics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, University of Southern California, Alebra Technologies, SIMULIA, Risk Management Solutions, Brigham Young University, SRD, HRL

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