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Checkmarx vs WhiteSource: What are the differences?
What is Checkmarx? Unify your application security into a single platform. It is a provider of state-of-the-art application security solution: static code analysis software, seamlessly integrated into development process.
What is WhiteSource? *Continuously monitoring open source libraries for vulnerabilities *. It automatically identiﬁes all the open source components and dependencies in your build by constant and automatic cross-referencing of your open source components.
Checkmarx and WhiteSource belong to "Security" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Checkmarx are:
- Evaluate Your Exposure with a Holistic Platform
- Gain Full Visibility
- Secure Your Entire SDLC
On the other hand, WhiteSource provides the following key features:
- Open Source Code Identification
- Vulnerable Components Mapping
- License & Identity Risks Discovery
I'm beginning to research the right way to better integrate how we achieve SCA / shift-left / SecureDevOps / secure software supply chain. If you use or have evaluated WhiteSource, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus, SonarQube or similar, I would very much appreciate your perspective on strengths and weaknesses and how you selected your ultimate solution. I want to integrate with GitLab CI.
I'd recommend Snyk since it provides an IDE extension for Developers, SAST, auto PR security fixes, container, IaC and includes open source scanning as well. I like their scoring method as well for better prioritization. I was able to remove most of the containers and cli tools I had in my pipelines since Snyk covers secrets, vulns, security and some code cleaning. SAST has false positives but the scoring helps. Also had to spend time putting some training docs but their engineers helped out with content.