Checkmarx vs. F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Checkmarx
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Checkmarx, an Israeli headquartered company with US offices, provides a suite of application security software delivered via the Checkmarx Software Security Platform. Individual modules and capabilities include Checkmarx Static Application Security Testing, Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis, Checkmarx Interactive Application Security Testing (CxIAST)N/A
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense (formerly Shape Defense, acquired January 2020) provides security to protect a website from bots, fake users, and unauthorized transactions, preventing large scale fraud and eroded user experiences. Companies get visibility, detection and mitigation outcomes to reduce fraud and cloud hosting, bandwidth and compute costs, improve user experiences, and optimize their business based on real human traffic.
$25
per month
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CheckmarxF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
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$25
per month
Teams
$200
per month
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CheckmarxF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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7.0
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8.2
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.1
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.2
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User Testimonials
CheckmarxF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Likelihood to Recommend
Checkmarx
Chechmarx is really suited for finding wide range of security risks. It although identifies false positives which can be confusing at times. It can do better in terms of scan duration. They are better alternate competitors in the market who can do equally good or even better. It all depends on the scope of the problem you want to address
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F5
Cloud Bot defense is great for protecting all cloud assets. It is near impossible to have employees monitor these resources each and every second of the day. Criminals do not sleep, so why should our defenses? Having the bots monitoring gives round-the-clock protection and security.
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Pros
Checkmarx
  • Reporting
  • Language support
  • Fix recommendations
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F5
  • Strong anti-bot protection against middle-level threats
  • Analysis and alerting on known problem areas
  • Customer support - before and after installation, [F5] Shape [Security] has supported us actively to see the product realize value.
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Cons
Checkmarx
  • Lots of false positives
  • Hard to integrate with CI
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F5
  • On a technical side, we've had a lot of deployment issues. This is not a one-sprint solution.
  • We ran into undocumented failure modes and had to rely on L2 and L3 customer support, delaying troubleshooting significantly [in our experience].
  • Accurate log ingestion is a larger challenge than one would want in a security tool.
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Support Rating
Checkmarx
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F5
Because we have been using this product for over a year, we like this and we want to use it for the other department also. So I definitely recommend it to other customers or the vendors to use this F5.
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Implementation Rating
Checkmarx
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F5
The implementation of F5 distributed cloud, but defense was extremely easy. Very simple to set up an implement in a matter of minutes
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Alternatives Considered
Checkmarx
We actually use Checkmarx along with the other tools. However, the reason we chose Checkmarx is its wide support for languages and useful fix recommendations. The flowcharts help better understand the data flow and give a clear picture of what needs to be fixed and how. Also, developers can make a note of what should be avoided in the future. Overall, it's a great tool and would be a good investment to make.
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F5
We have tried a whole bunch of solutions before we got Shape bot defense solution. But non of them worked for us the way F5 Shape solution worked
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Return on Investment
Checkmarx
  • Improved ability to provide high level of IA confidence
  • Improved confidence in application-level security
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F5
  • [F5] Shape [Security] established a clear negative trend line in bot traffic to our retail site.
  • [F5] Shape [Security's] anti-automation has moved our business out of reach for ROI for attackers.
  • So far, [F5] Shape [Security] has not caused any incidents as a technology, and has stifled attacks which would have certainly landed as a Sev 2 without this protection.
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