Checkmarx fortify

Checkmarx One

Checkmarx vs Fortify:
AppSec Platform Comparison

Go To The AppSec Experts 

Don’t settle for application security solutions from providers that don’t specialize in AppSec. At Checkmarx, we’re fully committed to helping large-scale enterprises secure every phase of development for every application, while also balancing the dynamic needs of CISOs, security, and development teams. 

More expertise and support

Fortify by OpenText (previously HP Fortify/Fortify Software) customers report poor support and slow response times - because Fortify is one of OpenText’s 400+ solutions.

Checkmarx has more expertise in AppSec and can provide premium personal support, and serve as your partner, from AppSec program development to optimization and ongoing growth – every step of the way.

Better developer experience

Legacy solutions, like Fortify, don’t integrate well with modern development workflows.

Checkmarx provides easy integration with your IDE, SCM, and feedback channels.

Comprehensive AppSec platform 

OpenText limits R&D spend into Fortify, resulting in disjointed solutions.

Checkmarx One provides a unified and consolidated AppSec platform with multiple solutions, a correlation layer, and a common set of integrations.

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AI Query Builder For SAST

One of the strengths of Checkmarx SAST is the flexibility to go wide or deep based on application criticality. However, not everyone knows how to write custom queries to fine-tune SAST for their specific applications.

Now, powered by AI Query Builder for SAST, AppSec teams can use AI to write custom SAST queries, fine-tune or modify existing queries, and add new use cases to search for vulnerabilities.

AI Query Builder quickly generates custom queries that cover a broader range of potential vulnerabilities, reducing false positives and negatives by up to 90%.

Why Checkmarx Stands Out

Consolidated AppSec platform  

OpenText Fortify may have multiple AppSec solutions on paper, but only limited integration and correlation between them.

Checkmarx protects more of your application, from source code, open-source packages, and APIs to IaC and containers to your entire software supply chain—all in a unified AppSec platform, providing an app-centric view, and seamless UI.

Code repository scanning  

Without direct repository scanning, OpenText Fortify does not have access to the complete codebase, potentially missing vulnerabilities.

With Checkmarx, scan directly from the repos and on check-in, so you can find and fix vulnerabilities before they end up in your software projects.


SAST query customization  

Fortify doesn’t provide the ability to customize queries. Checkmarx does.

Custom queries provide a uniquely flexible and powerful mechanism to tailor your SAST solution to your specific application requirements, drive the highest accuracy, and reduce alert fatigue.

Technology that builds #DevSecTrust  

Checkmarx helps you design a developer experience that builds trust with your developers, enabling you to both find and fix vulnerabilities and reduce risk.

With Checkmarx One, you have all the tools you need to help developers prioritize and make the greatest impact, bring security into their workflows and meet them where they live, and equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to improve productivity and grow their skills.

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.


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.”

Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager


The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

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

Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager


The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

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

Joel Godbout

Cybersecurity and Networking Manager


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."

Ubirajara Aguiar Jr.

Tech Lead, Red Team/DevSecOps


The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

"Checkmarx made security team and developers life easier."

Security Analyst

IT Services


The Forrester WaveTM: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2023

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stands out from the rest

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