MergeBase Vs Snyk
Choosing the right software composition analysis solution to protect your enterprise from open source vulnerabilities is critical. Here is the best information that can help you make the right decision.
MergeBase offers open source security that meets the demands of a dynamic modern DevSecOps environment. Its solutions provide visibility into the real risk of open source with the lowest false positives in the industry.
Snyk is a developer of security analysis tools designed to help to find, fix and monitor known threats in open source code. Their solution emerged from developer friendly tools.
MergeBase accurately identifies the highest number of true vulnerabilities with the lowest false positives. MergeBase provides security analysts with an instant component inventory and “live” vulnerability reports for a given application.
Visibility: High, accurate
Snyk found 23% fewer vulnerabilities than the top solution and provides limited visibility into the library usage of code that top vendors offer. Snyk ranks vulnerabilities in a generic manner, such as high or medium vulnerability. While that may be easier to understand, it is not specific enough to be useful.
Visibility: Incomplete, lacks granularity
CodeGreen by MergeBase empowers developers to code securely. CodeGreen gives developer-friendly tools, guidance, integration directly into your code repositories, and enterprise controls so that they have early awareness to help your organization “shift left.”
Developer Friendly: Yes, Complete
Snyk offers a variety of developer-friendly tools that are unfortunately not widely adopted. For example, with notifications, developers get too many of them that eventually get ignored. Language support is limited, and even with the supported ones, like Python, support is not that mature.
Developer Friendly: No
MergeBase has a set of three integrated solutions that are tailor-made for each stage of the development lifecycle, be it coding, building and deploying or production.MergeBase integrates seamlessly into your security workflow, and the onboarding process is fast and can take from hours to weeks.
SDLC Integration: Complete
Snyk integrates into your software development lifecycle. However, integrations are more challenging than other solutions, and some organizations have abandoned using it in the development area.
MergeBase provides intelligent remediation options. It provides guidance to developers on what version to move to, or you can surgically block or monitor suspicious pieces in open source libraries. MergeBase offers remediation guidance so that developers are empowered with security information that helps them prioritize and automated workflows to save them time.
Triage and Remediation Options: Advanced
Snyk provides many traditional triage options. However, for advanced features like blocking, it requires developers to manually intervene and results in slowing developer velocity. Some organizations have abandoned “blocking” altogether.
Triage and Remediation Options: Limited
MergeBase total cost of ownership is amongst the lowest compared to its industry peers. It is a SaaS solution from the ground up which automatically enables continuous upgrades streamlines the onboarding process and operations. The low false positives help reduce resource, technology, and process costs to own and operate your open source security program.
Total Cost of Ownership: Low
Snyk is priced on the high end of SCA solutions. There is a sizable resource cost of approximately 200 hours to your organization to operationalize Snyk. The pricing model is also based on the number of committers of source code. On the surface, that may seem reasonable; however, QA and Product Owners adding comments can also get counted as a user and add to the costs.
Total Cost of Ownership: High Tier
|Visibility||High, Accurate||Incomplete, Lacks Granularity|
|Integration to your SDLC||Full App Lifecycle||Limited|
|Triage and Remediation
|Total Cost of Ownership||Lowest||High Tier|
Selecting the right open source security solution is critical to protecting your organization and your budget. The bottom line is you need a full-featured and cost-effective solution that s quickly adopted by all your teams. MergeBase provides visibility to the real risk in their applications from vulnerable open source components at every stage of the development lifecycle. MergeBase accelerates triage by minimizing false positives and deemphasizing vulnerabilities in unused code. It automates remediation during development and can block attacks on vulnerable components in production.
For more information on this guide and to learn more about how MergeBase can help protect your organization from open source risk please connect with us for a remote consultation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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