Kali Linux vs. Veracode

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kali Linux
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Kali Linux is an open source, advanced penetration testing platform supported by Offensive Security headquartered in New York.N/A
Veracode
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Veracode is an application security platform that performs five types of analysis; static analysis, dynamic analysis, software composition analysis, interactive application security testing, and penetration testing. Veracode offers on-demand expertise and aims to help companies fix security defects.N/A
Pricing
Kali LinuxVeracode
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kali LinuxVeracode
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDeveloper pricing options available
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Best Alternatives
Kali LinuxVeracode
Small Businesses

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GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.6 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.6 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Kali LinuxVeracode
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.3
(125 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(27 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(66 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kali LinuxVeracode
Likelihood to Recommend
Offensive Security
Kali is quite honestly appropriate for use on a Test Lab, a Virtual Machine, it will even run on a Raspberry Pi. It is the most popular tool used in most all training courses. It can be uses in home labs, work labs and production environments to perform real life scans for vulnerabilities among other things. It is the most popular tool for Cybersecurity tool.
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Veracode
Well suited: SAST is well suited to the analysis of individual commits in non-compiled languages. New vulnerabilities are added as comments in the pull request.We generate daily compliance analyses by running nightly tasks. This provides a daily report to the security team and the managers on SAST and SCA. Flaw mitigation involves every developer in the investigation and proposal. This helps the owners by reducing their workload and sharing knowledge across squads. Less appropriate: Cpp analysis on each commit is not appropriate for our modules, as it takes too long to get results (Caused by unsupported Conan dependency manager). For public repositories, generated baseline files need to be saved securely to avoid sharing.
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Pros
Offensive Security
  • Provides high security.
  • Does great job with penetration testing.
  • Has good number of testing tools with in.
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Veracode
  • The pipeline scan is a very fast way to scan code and inform developers if a new flaw is introduced by their pull requests.
  • Upload & Scan provides an in-depth analysis of the codebase, which features like reporting being made easy.
  • SCA Scans help us not only identify the vulnerabilities but also in helping fix them and in identifying if our application is using that part of the vulnerable library or not.
  • Veracode is very easy to integrate into the CI/CD pipelines (especially Jenkins)
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Cons
Offensive Security
  • Usage wise, it is tough for use by beginners. Can be improved.
  • With Kali Linux have noticed driver related issues especially with Nvidia graphics cards.
  • Kali Linux can be improved for use as a day to day OS.
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Veracode
  • MPT Results should be segmented from DAST/SAST results.
  • MPT Reports should include more information on scoping and testing dates as generally provided by accounting firms conducting similar tests.
  • Vulnerability readouts should not be so hidden in the platform (It shouldn't take as many clicks to get to and view).
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Likelihood to Renew
Offensive Security
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Veracode
At this time, and we just renewed a month ago, I dont see any products out there overall that can offer what Veracode does. Yes, its not cheap by any means, but for the money its the best application security scanning tool out there.
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Usability
Offensive Security
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Veracode
- Almost no setup required and easy to configure - Very easy to use, intuitive UI with integrated analytics and learning portals. - Seamless to review the results, triage them, generate reports. - Security progression of the product/application is tracked via successive scans. - Privileges/Roles nicely fine grained and tightly controlled to let teams "view" only their products.
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Reliability and Availability
Offensive Security
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Veracode
Veracode has always been up and available to us.
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Performance
Offensive Security
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Veracode
At this point, it runs well and mostly in a timely fashion. Dynamic scans take days but this may be a config issue still to be resolved.
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Support Rating
Offensive Security
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Veracode
Overall, Veracode support is helpful, community support is great, and documentation is available for self-service. Our Customer Success Manager is very helpful and reaches out regularly to see if we need assistance. We have not utilized many of the other resources offered by Veracode, however, in the future we would like to leverage secure coding training for our Development teams.
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Implementation Rating
Offensive Security
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Veracode
We use it as a SAS service, so really just getting our teams to mold the use of Veracode into their SDLC has been a process of years in the making. It comes down to what your teams are ready and willing to accept and change. Management is key in getting their groups on board with using it regularly. If it doesnt have management backing, your security teams have little to no influence in getting this process off the ground fully.
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Alternatives Considered
Offensive Security
The hard feature to be beat Kali with is the amount of preinstalled tools. I.e. Ubuntu is great but you would have to install each and every tool separately
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Veracode
Mend.IO formerly WhiteSource software is a product we used prior to Vericode. It did not have all of the capabilities or depth of Vericode. Additionally, Whitesource did not offer automatic scanning as part of their product and there was no Certification program to speak of.
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Scalability
Offensive Security
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Veracode
It meets our needs.
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Return on Investment
Offensive Security
  • Till now Kali Linux have not made a single penny negative impact on our companies business , its so powerful and useful at the same time for our company.
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Veracode
  • Developers are now realizing that security is there to help them, not just the people saying NO.
  • When setting up Veracode integrations we found that Devs really like their IDEs and Repos. It's like a personal choice. However, as a company, it was unwieldy without devoting people to Veracode integrations to have so many so we had to slime the available IDEs to 3 and Repos to 3, just to be able to set up and maintain the integrations.
  • Veracode is paying for itself (though through a different cost category). Our Development costs are going down and releases are getting quicker and more agile.
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