WhiteSource Pros and Cons

WhiteSource Pros

reviewer1261788
VP R&D at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
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.
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reviewer1250697
User at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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reviewer1257792
Co Founder at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Alon Michaeli
Founder & CEO at Data+
Our dev team uses the fix suggestions feature to quickly find the best path for remediation.
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reviewer1255491
VP R&D at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.
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reviewer1264290
Project Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Daniel Hall
Technical Architect at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
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.
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reviewer1268112
DevOps CI/CD Team Lead at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).
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reviewer1250700
Senior Productization Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the reporting, customizing libraries "In-house, White list, license selection", comparing the products/projects, and License & Copyright resolution.
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WhiteSource Cons

reviewer1261788
VP R&D at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
The UI is not that friendly and you need to learn how to navigate easily.
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reviewer1250697
User at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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reviewer1257792
Co Founder at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees
WhiteSource Prioritize should be expanded to cover more than Java and JavaScript.
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Alon Michaeli
Founder & CEO at Data+
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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reviewer1255491
VP R&D at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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reviewer1264290
Project Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
It would be nice to have a better way to realize its full potential and translate it within the UI or during onboarding.
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Daniel Hall
Technical Architect at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
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.
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reviewer1268112
DevOps CI/CD Team Lead at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The dashboard UI and UX are problematic.
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reviewer1250700
Senior Productization Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
WhiteSource needs improvement in the scanning of the containers and images with distinguishing the layers.
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Learn what your peers think about WhiteSource. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
425,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.