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Fluid Attacks vs. Checkmarx

How does Fluid Attacks' service compare to Checkmarx's? The following comparison table allows you to understand how both providers perform on different attributes that may be essential to meet your company's cybersecurity needs.

CriteriaFluid Attacks AdvancedFluid Attacks EssentialCheckmarx*
AccuracyThe severity of the vulnerabilities is identified in 90% of the cases. (The accuracy is calculated based on the false positives, false negatives and the F-Score model). The severity of vulnerabilities is calculated using CVSSF = 4^(CVSS-4).Our SAST tool achieved the best possible result against the OWASP Benchmark (read the post here): A TPR (True Positive Rate) of 100% and an FPR (False Positive Rate) of 0%.They say they have a false positive rate of less than 5%. However, there are reviews reporting many false positives and negatives.
Binary SASTYes. We support Java Bytecode, x86 ASM and ARM ASM.NoNo
Source SASTYes. We support all languages supported in Essential plan and the following: ABAP, ActionScript, Apex, Assembler, ASP.NET, ATS, Awk, C, C++, Clean, Clojurescript, Colm, cScript, Dale, Dart, Elvish, F#, Falcon, Fish, Fortran, Guile, Hana SQL Script, Haskell, Haxe, Idris, Informix, Ion, Janet, JCL, Joker, JScript, JSP, Lisp, Lobster, Natural, Nim, Objective C, OracleForms, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PL-SQL, PL1, PowerScript, PowerShell, Prolog, R, RC, RPG4, Rust, Scala, SQL, Standardml, Swift, TAL, tcsh, Transact-SQL, VB.NET, VBA, VisualBasic 6 and XML.Yes. We support the following languages: .NET, Bash, C-Sharp, Go, HTML, Java, Javascript, Kotlin, Python, Ruby and Typescript.Yes. They support the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, ASP, VB, C/C++, PHP, Apex, Ruby, Typescript, Perl, Android, Swift, Objective C, PL/SQL, Groovy, Scala, Go, Kotlin, Cobol, Dart and RPG.
DASTYes. We can scan single-page apps (SPA), multi-page apps (MPA), REST API, GraphQL API and gRPC API.YesYes. They can scan web applications and REST API.
IASTNoNoYes. They support the following languages and frameworks: Java, ASP.NET + .NET Framework and Javascript + NodeJS Framework.
SCAYes. We support the following package managers: NuGet, Pub, Go, Maven, Gradle, SBT, NPM, Yarn, Composer, pip and Rubygems.YesYes. They support the following package managers: Maven, Gradle, Ivy, NPM, Yarn, Bower, NuGet, PIP, Seup.py, Poetry, Setup.cfg, Composer, SwiftPm, GoModules and RubyGems.
REYesNoNo
SCRYesNoNo
MPTYesNoNo
CSPMYesYesNo
ASOCYes. Our platform makes correlation possible.YesYes. They correlate results of their application security solutions.
ASPMYes. Our platform makes it possible.YesNo
ComplianceWe validate the following standards: BIZEC-APP, BSAFSS, BSIMM, C2M2, CAPEC, CCPA, CERT, CIS, CMMC, CPRA, CWE, ePrivacy Directive, FACTA, FCRA, FedRAMP, FERPA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, ISA/IEC 62443, ISO/IEC 27001-2, ISSAF, LGPD, MISRA-C, MITRE ATT&CK, NERC CIP, MVSP, NIST, NY SHIELD Act, OSSTMM3, OWASP, PA-DSS, PCI DSS, PDPA, PDPO, POPIA, PTES, SANS 25, SOC2, SWIFT CSCF, WASC, WASSEC, among others, as well as company-specific requirements.We validate some of the requirements included in BIZEC-APP, BSAFSS, BSIMM, C2M2, CAPEC, CCPA, CERT, CIS, CMMC, CPRA, CWE, ePrivacy Directive, FACTA, FCRA, FedRAMP, FERPA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, ISA/IEC 62443, ISO/IEC 27001-2, ISSAF, LGPD, MISRA-C, MITRE ATT&CK, NERC CIP, MVSP, NIST, NY SHIELD Act, OSSTMM3, OWASP, PA-DSS, PCI DSS, PDPA, PDPO, POPIA, PTES, SANS 25, SOC2, SWIFT CSCF, WASC, WASSEC, among other standards.They validate the following standards: FISMA, HIPAA, JSSEC, MISRA_C, MISRA_CPP, NIST, OWASP, PCI, SANS, and STIG.
Fast and automaticOur security assessments relying on manual techniques take longer than scans performed only by automated security testing tools.Fast scans performed by automated security testing tools.Fast scans performed by automated security testing tools.
SupportOur standard service includes consulting and clarification by hackers through our platform for users to understand vulnerabilities.No additional charge for support.In addition to standard support, they offer premium support. The latter package increases coverage and reduces response time for an additional cost.
Security trainingWe offer our Talk To a Hacker service to assist developers and security specialist in resolving questions and gaining a better understanding of vulnerabilities and how to remediate them. Additionally, we provide information about vulnerabilities in our Documentation, where our clients can find more details and recommendations on how to remediate them.We provide information about vulnerabilities on our Documentation, where our clients can find more details and recommendations on how to remediate and prevent them.They provide a Documentation section where clients can find information about the platform and vulnerabilities.
RemediationClients can seek assistance through our Talk To a Hacker service to understand how to remediate vulnerabilities.**_****_**
CI/CD supportWe break the build.We break the build.They can break the build.
MethodHybrid (automated tools + AI + human intelligence)Automated toolsAutomated tools
Correlation of attacksBy combining vulnerabilities A and B, we discover a new, higher impact vulnerability C, which may compromise more records.**_**They integrate their IAST and SAST solutions and establish correlations between their results that can apparently be useful for findings.
Safe modeWe can operate in safe mode, avoiding being detected by the security operations center (SOCs) or affecting service availability in productive environments.**_****_**
Type of evidenceOur evidence is delivered in (a) PDF executive reports, (b) XLS/PDF technical reports, (c) animated screenshots (GIFs) of the attack, (d) code pieces, (e) attack screenshots with explanatory annotations, and (f) system’s security status illustrated by graphics and metrics.Our evidence is delivered in (a) PDF executive reports, (b) XLS/PDF technical reports, (c) code pieces, (d) attack screenshots with explanatory annotations, and (e) system’s security status illustrated by graphics and metrics.Their evidence is delivered in customizable technical and executive reports in PDF/RTF/CSV/XML.
ExploitationWe can do exploitation as long as we have (a) an available environment and (b) the appropriate authorization.**_**It seems they only talk about the detection of some exploitable paths.
Zero-day vulnerabilitiesOur hackers are skilled at finding zero-day vulnerabilities.**_**They have security researchers that find zero-day vulnerabilities in open source projects.
AI/ML triageUsing artificial intelligence (AI), we prioritize potentially vulnerable files for their assessment. Our AI is specially trained by machine learning (ML) with thousands of snippets of vulnerable code.**_****_**
DemoYesYesYes
Free trialNoYesNo
Payment from websiteYesYesYes
Transparent pricingYesYesNo
Delivery modelDirectDirectDirect

*References were last checked on May 16, 2023.

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