WhiteSource Software

Open source security and licenses compliance

About WhiteSource Software

WhiteSource is the leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management.
It integrates with your development environments and DevOps pipeline to detect open source libraries with security or compliance issues in real-time.

WhiteSource doesn’t only alert on issues, it also provides actionable, validated remediation paths to enable quick resolution and automated policy enforcement to speed up time-to-fix. It also helps you focus on what matters by prioritizing remediation based on whether your code is actually using a vulnerable method or not, and gu aranteeing zero false positives.

We've got you covered with support for over 200 programming languages, and continuous tracking of multiple open source vulnerabilities databases including the NVD, security advisories, peer-reviewed vulnerability knowledge bases, and open source projects issue trackers.

Key benefits of WhiteSource Software

- Find and fix open source vulnerabilities, in real time
- Prioritize vulnerabilities based on effectiveness
- Inventory management
- Open source license compliance
- Enforce policies automatically and create reports for all teams: security, DevOps, legal and management
- Supports due diligence, OEM or M&A

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Hebrew

Features

Total features of WhiteSource Software: 3

  • API
  • Compliance Management
  • Prioritising

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
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Value for Money
1/5
Features
3/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Udi M.
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FOSS lifecycle management with Whitesource

Reviewed on 10/11/2015

Using Whitesource to manage the process of analysing FOSS for a large product with hundreds of...

Using Whitesource to manage the process of analysing FOSS for a large product with hundreds of opensource dependencies.
Makes life much easier and helps you cover all dependencies much more accurately.

Some processes are still a bit course (though improved dramatically over the past 18 months)
Refresh performance might be a bit slow when there are very large dependency lists.

Best product out there for FOSS lifecycle management

Shaul S.
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work with it for a long time still place to improve.

Reviewed on 10/11/2015

It aggregates my licenses in one centralized place. The software helps me to generate the reports...

It aggregates my licenses in one centralized place. The software helps me to generate the reports for many requests that I have inside my organization. It also helps me to identify the changes between versions and compare them.

Don T.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Tons of false positives, prepare to spend hours fixing it manually

Reviewed on 7/06/2018

After much manual configuration, a nicely formatted output that looks reputable. I could have just...

After much manual configuration, a nicely formatted output that looks reputable. I could have just made my own in excel a lot faster.

Pros

Fast, quick reviews of your code. They do a good job of putting all the relevant reports and dashboards in front of you quickly. Once you manually fix everything, it can look really good.

Cons

The false positives are awful. I had to spend hours and hours manually fixing everything it mis-identified - dozens of libraries and thousands of source files. If you use a library not in its database... too bad. You can make a support request and wait for them to enter it for you, whenever they get around to it.
The search is pretty awful. There is some kind of syntax to using it but when I asked our account rep, she couldn't give me any documentation on it. You will frequently see results like "openssl-v0_9_8" in your search, but if you type "openssl" it will vanish and not come up. Don't ever both trying to search for a version, it doesn't work. This results in a lot of time scrolling through very large lists. Naming schemes are random and follow no established pattern.
For a good half of all libraries, they have not assigned a license. Guess who gets to go google search them all? You, the user! Isn't the point of this tool to help me identify the licensing?
UI navigation is challenging. Back button will take you to a different place than you were almost every time. You'll love the dashboard... because you have to go back to it roughly every 5 minutes and start over.
No great system for notes/todos/reminders. When you have to fix 60 libraries, it's hard to remember what you want to do with each one.

John mcintire
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Easy to use. Saves tons of time.

Reviewed on 28/05/2013

We used to document it all manually. Now its done easily and effectively. Not to mention that we...

We used to document it all manually. Now its done easily and effectively. Not to mention that we missed many things, so with this we were able to fix some small issues before they become big issues....

Pros

easy
inexpensive
very comprehensive
no more hassle

Alice akins
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License Management in the cloud

Reviewed on 17/09/2012

I use the free cloud based service of White Source and it is pretty well done. Things get done...

I use the free cloud based service of White Source and it is pretty well done. Things get done quickly and easy and the software helps me to track open source licences. There is nothing to complain about it!

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WhiteSource Software FAQs

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WhiteSource Software offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starting at $4,000 a year, based on contributing developers, get our pricing here: https://whitesourcesoftware.com/pricing

WhiteSource Software offers the following features:

  • Automated Policies- Premium Feature
  • Automatic License Information Retrieval
  • Conditional Approval- Premium Feature
  • Free, Cloud-Based Service
  • Instant Audits
  • New Version Alerts- Premium Feature
  • Open Source Inventory Management
  • Organizational Licenses Report- Premium Feature
  • Privacy
  • Request and Approval Workflows
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk and Task Management Dashboard

WhiteSource Software has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

WhiteSource Software supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Hebrew

We do not have any information about what devices WhiteSource Software supports

WhiteSource Software integrates with the following applications:

Bitbucket, CircleCI, CloudBees Core, Docker Cloud, GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Microsoft Azure, ThreadFix, Travis CI

WhiteSource Software offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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