Checkmarx SCA vs Black Duck: Black Duck Alternative Platforms

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Black Duck vs Checkmarx SCA:
Black Duck Alternative Platforms

Checkmarx: Better Application Security Product

Compared to Black Duck Software Composition Analysis (SCA) from Synopsys, Checkmarx delivers superior capabilities, and with much less effort on the part of engineers to set up and use the product.

Keep reading for a look at how Black Duck and Checkmarx compare, and what makes Checkmarx the superior choice.

Dev-friendly
SCA

Black Duck users claim that the product is challenging to install, and that upgrading to a new version takes almost as long as installing from scratch. API limitations also make Black Duck tough to customize. Checkmarx's broad set of integrations and turnkey deployment model enable a seamless developer experience no matter where or how teams use the platform.

Rich
scan reports

Reporting capabilities in Black Duck are limited, making it challenging to interpret and share scan results. Checkmarx delivers detailed scan reports that are easy to digest, maximizing the ability of teams to understand and react to risks. Checkmarx’s reports also showcase the full security posture thanks to Checkmarx One, the unified enterprise security platform.

Cost-effective security 

Developers and security analysts consistently cite high overall costs as one of the chief drawbacks of Black Duck SCA. The product's complex pricing model makes it challenging to predict and optimize costs, and teams may be forced to pay for scanning capacity they never end up using. Checkmarx's transparent, competitive pricing makes it a clear win for businesses seeking to maximize value in enterprise security products.

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Teams can deploy Checkmarx SCA in minutes, integrate it with their favorite CI/CD tooling, and start running scans that deliver comprehensive visibility into software components and supply chains. That gives Checkmarx a huge advantage in terms of developer experience over Black Duck, which requires extensive effort to set up and maintain.

Why Checkmarx Is a Preferred Black Duck Alternative

Detailed reports

Black Duck SCA can generate reports about risks the product identifies through scans, but the reports include limited detail, and there is minimal room for customization.

 

In contrast, Checkmarx offers sophisticated reporting. and actionable remediation guidance, ensuring that teams not only know where risks lie, but can also fix them quickly and efficiently.

Checkmarx flexible reporting
Checkmarx integrations

Setup and integration

Checkmarx and Black Duck both support a wide range of integrations to help teams connect scanning and scan data to popular CI/CD tools.

However, getting up and running with Checkmarx is much easier thanks to flexible deployment models. You can deploy Checkmarx and connect it to your favorite tools in minutes. Updates are seamless, too.

Breadth of capabilities

Checkmarx SCA, which scans applications for risks and licensing issues related to open source components, is just one part of Checkmarx’s comprehensive enterprise application security platform, Checkmarx One. Checkmarx supports a comprehensive set of testing capabilities, including static and dynamic application security testing (SAST and DAST), API security testing, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scanning, and more. Checkmarx’s integrated capabilities mean that no matter where your risks lie, you can address them efficiently.

 

Black Duck SCA focuses solely on software composition analysis, which is only one facet of modern application security. Although Synopsys, which took ownership of Black Duck through an acquisition, also sells other security products, they don’t integrate seamlessly into a cohesive, comprehensive application security platform. Synopsys’s “platform” is stitched together from acquired product, and not built from the ground up.

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Cloud Native​ Enterprise appsec platform

Fair, transparent pricing

No matter what the scale of your operations – whether you have just one codebase to secure, or need to scan dozens of projects hosted across hundreds of servers – Checkmarx offers transparent and competitive pricing.

By comparison, high costs are a constant complaint among Black Duck users, especially because the product’s complicated pricing model makes it difficult to predict costs or optimize them for individual use cases.

Prioritize Your Findings With Accurate Results

Avoid false positives and false negatives with custom presets and queries, while receiving optimization guidance from our professional services experts, who will guide you every step of the way.

Develop Secure Applications Easily

Meet your developers where they are. Checkmarx SAST seamlessly integrates directly into developers preferred work environment, and allows them to see where and how to fix vulnerable code.

Save Time Fixing Vulnerabilities

Remediate vulnerabilities faster by only scanning the changed code. There’s no need to rescan an entire application every time.

Mitigate API Risk Faster

Discover and assess APIs everywhere – throughout the lifecycle, in documentation, source code, and dynamic testing – to address risks efficiently.

Prioritized Remediation

Focus your AppSec teams and developers on the most critical issues, by prioritizing API vulnerabilities based on their business value and risk.

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What Our Customers Say

Customers who chose Checkmarx over others

“Checkmarx One definitely checks all my boxes from a security standpoint and has a great interface that’s engaging and easy to use. Some of the solutions we considered were more complicated. With Checkmarx One, it’s easy to get right to the problem with little to no learning curve.”

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"After reviewing the Checkmarx platform, I’m not sure how Veracode is able to exist while being at a similar price point."

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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Financial Services: DevSecOps Engineering

“Incorporating Checkmarx's technology has revolutionized our development culture. It's more than just technology; it serves as the foundation of our security strategy, ensuring that our applications are secure by design.”

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Sudharma Thikkavarapu

Sr. Director, Product Security Engineering

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

“The success of our AppSec program can be directly attributed to the tooling, processes and support provided by Checkmarx managed services. Our mission revolves around providing secure and compliant lottery and gaming applications and services to our clients around the globe, and with Checkmarx SAST, SCA and associated components enhanced by their stellar service support, we deliver on this promise with confidence and certainty.”

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Dion Alexopoulos

Head of Information Security

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

“After nearly nine years of using Checkmarx's SAST, CGI's journey has been one of seamless integration and consistent satisfaction. The last three years have been particularly smooth, reflecting the solution's reliability and our successful partnership.”

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Abhishek Das

Lead Security Analyst

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"Checkmarx’s execution is impressive; it’s brought all the products under one cloud platform"

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

Source:

The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"By Far The Best AppSec Tooling Decision We Have Made!!"

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Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"We were thrilled to find Checkmarx, which helped us improve the SLA for identifying and remediating risk, reduce risk and the number of vulnerabilities, and eliminate high- and meduim-risk issues."

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Ubirajara Aguiar Jr.

Tech Lead, Red Team/DevSecOps

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"Checkmarx made security team and developers life easier."

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Security Analyst

IT Services

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The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

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