Unlike Snyk, JFrog Xray is naturally integrated throughout your software supply chain by working alongside JFrog Artifactory, the database of DevOps, for the distribution and consumption of artifacts, and fully integrated into DevOps workflows. It doesn’t stop with scanning your components’ source code, but also recursively analyzes the final binary or container image to make sure all layers, including transitive dependencies, are scanned for vulnerabilities and license issues.
Snyk will always require a system of record to work alongside it – like JFrog Artifactory. With the native integration between JFrog Artifactory and JFrog Xray, it is incredibly easy to create actionable policies on your workflows, like immediately blocking a release process due to a policy violation.
Snyk users often complain about being flooded with alerts. Snyk’s mechanism for prioritizing remediation includes reachability analysis based only on a call-graph, which is expensive and requires building your application once more on Snyk servers. This cannot be compared with the full contextual analysis done by JFrog Advanced Security that allows true prioritization of long lists of vulnerabilities and working on the same binaries that will end up in your production. This delivers a more complete software supply chain solution with JFrog security versus Snyk security for developers.