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"The dashboard and interface make it easy to use.""We like that we can create branches and then the branches can be reviewed and you can mesh those branches back. You can independently work with your own branch, you don't need to really control the core of other people.""Everything is easy to configure and easy to work with.""A user friendly solution.""It speeds up our development, it's faster, safer, and more convenient."

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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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"GitLab doesn't have AWS integration. It would be better to have integration with other container management environments beyond Kubernetes. It has very good integration with Kubernetes, but it doesn't have good integration with, for example, AWS, ETS, etc.""I would like to see static analysis also embedded in GitLab. That would also help us. If there's something that it does internally by GitLab and then that is already tied up with your pipeline and then it can tell you that you're coding is good or your code is not great. Based on that, it would pass or fail. That should be streamlined. I would think that would help to a greater extent, in terms of having one solution rather than depending on multiple vendors.""The only thing our company is really waiting on in terms of features is the development of metrics.""Reporting could be improved.""I would like to see better integration with project management tools such as Jira."

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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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"I think that we pay approximately $100 USD per month."

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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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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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GitLab is a single application with features for the whole software development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle.

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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Siemens, University of Washington, Equinix, Paessler AG, CNCF, Ticketmaster, CERN, VaadinMicrosoft, Autodesk, NCR, Comcast, Nokia, Forgerock, indeed.com, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
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Find out what your peers are saying about GitLab vs. WhiteSource and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,478 professionals have used our research since 2012.
GitLab is ranked 5th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 5 reviews while WhiteSource is ranked 3rd in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 9 reviews. GitLab is rated 8.6, while WhiteSource is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of GitLab writes "Provides or mandates quantitative code into the Master". 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". GitLab is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Tekton, TeamCity, Bamboo and Harness, whereas WhiteSource is most compared with Black Duck , SonarQube, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Veracode. See our GitLab vs. WhiteSource report.

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