Snyk vs Veracode

Why choose Snyk over Veracode for AppSec?

Veracode is a legacy security tool for auditing code after it’s been compiled and adds tickets to the security backlog for developers to investigate. Snyk modernizes AppSec by automating security in the tools and workflows developers use while also providing the essential visibility, governance, and reporting that security teams need.

Embed security into the dev toolkit

Your security team is outnumbered by developers. Snyk’s real-time vulnerability scanning and automated fix suggestions in the IDE and PR workflows ensure security from the start at speed and scale.

Secure code from the start in real time

Snyk shifts security directly into the IDE with real-time vulnerability scanning so developers can fix on the fly to reduce risk.

Fast, intuitive scans, no compile needed

Snyk scans code in-line as developers write and commit it, breaking free of the lengthy scan times and complex compile and upload requirements of Veracode.

Fix suggestions with full app context

Snyk provides auto fixes and fix guidance within developer workflows so developers can choose a fix that works in the context of their whole application and apply it with a click.

Snyk and Veracode Comparison




IDE integrations

12 IDEs + Build your own

Snyk meets developers in the IDE and PR workflows where they already work. Offering full SAST scanning capabilities.

4 IDEs

Veracode Greenlight is limited to 4 IDE’s and has limited support for small files and packages only.

Container coverage 


Snyk Container provides actionable remediation advice and one-click fix for both commodity and curated base image workflows, rather than just a list of vulnerabilities.


Veracode has limited container coverage, leaving customers blind to vulns/issues within their containers.

Real-time scanning


Snyk scans your code fast as it’s being written –  averaging speeds 2.4x faster than similar solutions and increasing developer utilization of scans.


Veracode requires you to fully compile your code before you can run security scans in the context of your whole application.

Advanced AI


DeepCode AI is a security-specific, hybrid AI and ML engine trained and updated by Snyk security researchers.


Veracode relies on a GPT-based AI model to suggest code fixes.

Why Snyk is the best Veracode alternative

Snyk empowers developers to fix security issues with real-time scanning based on the context of their full application and policies and rules set by security teams to achieve shift-left maturity.

Accelerate developer adoption with Snyk’s IDE plugins

Snyk adds security directly into IDEs with real-time vulnerability scanning and provides actionable fix advice in-line so developers can fix issues quickly and move on. 82.7% of Snyk customers surveyed reported improvements in their developer processes vs. before implementing Snyk.

Complete coverage across the modern application stack

Whereas Veracode has limited container coverage, Snyk secures your entire application stack including code, open source libraries, containers, and infrastructure as code.

Risk-based security across your enterprise

Reduce application risk at scale, with complete application discovery, tailored security controls, and risk-based prioritization.

Trusted by industry leaders

See what our customers are saying about the Snyk developer security platform.

Millions of developers build securely with Snyk


"I was really happy to have containers scanning before runtime production. People weren’t paying attention to the vulnerabilities in containers, so it has been eye opening for the organization. It truly increases awareness of those vulnerabilities and enables more automation. It’s more in line with that quality improvement mindset that the engineering teams have in their CI/CD practices."

Charlotte Townsley

Director, Security Engineering, Natera

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Snyk is a developer security platform. Integrating directly into development tools, workflows, and automation pipelines, Snyk makes it easy for teams to find, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities in code, dependencies, containers, and infrastructure as code. Supported by industry-leading application and security intelligence, Snyk puts security expertise in any developer’s toolkit.

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