FlexNet Code Insight Reviews

FlexNet Code Insight is the #9 ranked solution of our top Software Composition Analysis (SCA) tools. It's rated 2.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Black Duck - FlexNet Code Insight vs Black Duck

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Real User
Apr 16 2019

What is most valuable?

It had a web interface into the reporting tools that was decent, and open source components could be reported per project and/or aggregated similar to other software composition tools. Unfortunately, I found the user interface cumbersome and difficult to use.

How has it helped my organization?

After about a year, we never really institutionalized the reports and review data coming from Flexera due to a number of issues. Some of those issues were internal for sure, but others were with the tool itself. In the end, the tool did bring some needed viability into the scope of FOSS (Free / Open Source Software) issues, but not much more than that.

What needs improvement?

Due to the "snippet match" nature of the scans, we found that it was too much effort to properly validate and catalog each open source component with every new project/product. Incremental results were also difficult to achieve even after consulting with the vendor. We found there were too many false positives and the code-snippet validator had bugs and presented too many false positives. My… more »

What is FlexNet Code Insight ?

FlexNet Code Insight is a single integrated solution for open source license compliance and security. Find vulnerabilities and remediate associated risk, while you build your products and during their lifecycle. Manage open source license compliance. And add automation to your processes and implement a formal OSS strategy and policy that balances business benefits and risk management.
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