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Pros
"It highlights what the developers have done, and it shows the impact from an intellectual property point of view.""I like the fact that the product auto analyzes components.""The stability is okay.""The solution works well on Mac products."

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"The most valuable feature is the inventory, where it compiles a list of all of the third-party libraries that we have on our estate.""Attribution and license due diligence reports help us with aggregating the necessary data that we, in turn, have to provide to satisfy the various licenses copyright and component usage disclosures in our software.""The most valuable features are the reporting, customizing libraries "In-house, White list, license selection", comparing the products/projects, and License & Copyright resolution.""For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.""It gives us full visibility into what we're using, what needs to be updated, and what's vulnerable, which helps us make better decisions.""The reporting capability gives us the option to generate an open-source license report in a single click, which gets all copyright and license information, including dependencies.""With the fix suggestions feature, not only do you get the specific trace back to where the vulnerability is within your code, but you also get fix suggestions.""Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation."

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Cons
"I would like to see more integration with other solutions, such as IntelliJ IDEA.""The scanner client is limited by the size of software it can handle.""It needs to be more user-friendly for developers and in general, to ensure compliance.""We're not too sure about the extension of the firewall. It never shows up in the Hub."

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"We specifically use this solution within our CICD pipelines in Azure DevOps, and we would like to have a gate so that if the score falls below a certain value then we can block the pipeline from running.""Some detected libraries do not specify a location of where in the source they were matched from, which is something that should be enhanced to enable quicker troubleshooting.""WhiteSource needs improvement in the scanning of the containers and images with distinguishing the layers.""If anything, I would spend more time making this more user-friendly, better documenting the CLI, and adding more examples to help expand the current documentation.""WhiteSource Prioritize should be expanded to cover more than Java and JavaScript.""It would be nice to have a better way to realize its full potential and translate it within the UI or during onboarding.""The UI is not that friendly and you need to learn how to navigate easily.""The UI can be slow once in a while, and we're not sure if it's because of the amount of data we have, or it is just a slow product, but it would be nice if it could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Depending on the use case, the cost could range from $10,000 USD to $70,000 USD.""The price is quite high because the behavior of the software during the scan is similar to competing products."

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"The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps.""Pricing is competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like the fact that the product auto analyzes components.
Top Answer: There are some features that cost extra but we don't use them because I'm not sure there's added value. The product is not cheap. There are several methods of payment - by product, by scale, or by… more »
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, there are several areas. The scanner client is limited by the size of software it can handle. If you're scanning software larger than five gigs, it needs to be split and is… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).
Top Answer: The dashboard UI and UX are problematic. This solution looks like a 1995 web site and it's very hard to understand what the issue is and why it failed.
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Also Known As
Blackduck Hub, Black Duck Protex, Black Duck Security Checker
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Overview

Black Duck Hub is the leading platform for automated license compliance and open source security. Black Duck Hub helps security and development teams identify and mitigate open source-related risks across their application portfolio, while incorporating the functionality of Protex license compliance.

The leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management, WhiteSource integrates with the DevOps pipeline to detect vulnerable open source libraries in real-time.

It provides remediation paths and policy automation to speed up time-to-fix. It also prioritizes vulnerability alerts based on usage analysis.

We support over 200 programming languages and offer the widest vulnerability database aggregating information from dozens of peer-reviewed, respected sources.

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Sample Customers
Samsung, Siemens, ScienceLogic, Noser Engineering AG, ClickFox, Dynatrace, CopperLeafMicrosoft, Autodesk, NCR, Comcast, Nokia, Forgerock, indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Black Duck vs. WhiteSource and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,478 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Black Duck is ranked 4th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 4 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 3rd in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 9 reviews. Black Duck is rated 6.6, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Black Duck writes "Useful for determining the health of applications that contain open source components". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhiteSource writes "Policy automation and automatic fix suggestions help us to save time in finding and solving problems". Black Duck is most compared with Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, JFrog Xray, Veracode Software Composition Analysis and FOSSA, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with SonarQube, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Veracode and Checkmarx. See our Black Duck vs. WhiteSource report.

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