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Score 9.5 out of 100

Veracode

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Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap

If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

Well Suited
  • Well suited for modern programming languages
  • Super good for organisations which do not have a big IT budget to spend on infrastructure
  • Veracode Security consultation is invaluable for teams/Business Units which do not have a dedicated security team
  • These culminate and make it ideal for a startup to quickly benefit from Veracode's setup leanness to get going on Security scanning
Less Appropriate
  • For scanning large legacy applications/software (huge code base, multiple platforms to build, platform specific languages used)
Śrinivāsa Rao Kuruba | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nmap
8.2
Veracode
Automated network device discovery
Nmap
8.3
Veracode
Network monitoring
Nmap
9.0
Veracode
Baseline threshold calculation
Nmap
9.2
Veracode
Alerts
Nmap
9.2
Veracode
Network capacity planning
Nmap
7.3
Veracode
Packet capture analysis
Nmap
7.1
Veracode
Network mapping
Nmap
9.5
Veracode
Customizable reports
Nmap
6.7
Veracode
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nmap
9.1
Veracode
Hardware health monitoring
Nmap
6.6
Veracode

Pros

Nmap

  • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
  • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
  • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

  • The tool seems to have been build for automation.
  • As a security engineer, I prefer the types of findings discovered through DAST or IAST since I can easily verify findings, but the SAST findings may be easier for the developers since it points to the area of code.
  • While it's hard to get developers to take advantage of the consultation calls, I like the fact we can get a highly technical person to walk us through any type of Veracode question.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nmap

  • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
  • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
  • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

  • Although an improvement to what was there previously, the Analytics section using Looker, could still use some improvement. It does seem that what Veracode has deployed is a very limited version of Looker. While helpful and useful, there seems to be so much more that Looker does (such as dynamic querying), however, the version that Veracode employs doesn't seem to offer this.
  • More user control of administrative functions such as user adding/deleting. Veracode still uses a 'soft delete'/'hard delete' functionality. This can become cumbersome for self-user-administration when a deleted user has to be re-added. A support call is then necessary to have this done.
  • Their idle timeout process needs work. While using the Looker tool, you must save your work every few minutes, as their 'Shark-attack-like' idle timeout will sneak up on you and redirect you away in an instant causing you to lose any unsaved work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nmap

No score
No answers yet
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Veracode

Veracode 6.9
Based on 23 answers
This used to be terrible. Had a difficult time figuring out where information was. Partly this was due to duplicative features, jargon labels, and user navigation. However, in the seven years I've been using the product, it has gotten better.Some of my issues were associated with trying to get scans to work unassisted. Now that scans, once set up, just run periodically, I don't have to deal with that as much. Part of this might also be that I've learned what I need to know about getting around. And still part of this assessment is in comparison to other tools out there that are even worse. Still, they could benefit from an investment in a full useability redesign from someone with an outside perspective, modernizing the UX but also studying and working through the bigger usability concerns. I would love to see better diagnostic tools around getting scans to work so I wouldn't need their tech support people to get scans to work. However, as long as the scheduler keeps going, my needs on this get ever rarer.
David Nelson-Gal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nmap

Nmap 8.3
Based on 18 answers
There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

Veracode 7.9
Based on 52 answers
Veracode Support has been great. Any time I have had a question, they have responded in a prompt manner. I'd say nine out of ten times they are able to resolve any issues that have come up with a short email exchange. For issues requiring a bit more investigation, their consultants are tops.
Teresa Kosinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nmap

Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

Have also evaluated services by GitHub and Snyk. I will say that we continue to use Veracode because of its brand recognition and vendor status in the financial services industry. However if my current company was not operating in this industry I would be tempted to use the less-expensive security analysis services provided by GitHub and Snyk.
Derek Overby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nmap

  • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
  • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracode

  • As I already stated, the cost per application is very high which makes the use of Veracode too expensive for many of out applications.
  • The analysis report is accepted by our clients as a proper SSAT report.
  • Most of out competition does not perform any type of SSAT on the applications they create. This is something we offer and be the only one out there doing this type of testing.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Veracode

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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