WhiteSource Software

WhiteSource Software

Identify, manage, and audit open source licenses

4.2/5 (5 reviews)

WhiteSource Software Overview

WhiteSource offers an agile approach to software companies for open source management. We audit your code every time you run your build

With White Source’s easy-to-use, cloud-based platform companies can:
- Open source licensing and compliance management
- Open Source security vulnerabilities alerts and management
- Executive dashboards, policy enforcement, and reporting
We continuously monitor public repositories for security vulnerabilities, so you won’t have to. We will proactively alert you when vulnerabilities that affect your product are discovered. You will also be updated on fixes when they become available.
WhiteSource is the only solution that manages open source components in all popular programming languages and development environment.
Founded by experts in business process automation, compliance and security, White Source is committed to helping companies realize the full benefits of Open Source – while minimizing the risks. For more information about WhiteSource, visit us at www.whitesourcesoftware.com.

Pricing

Starting from
US$2 750,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

WhiteSource Software Reviews

Overall rating
4.2/5
80% positive reviews
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Don T.

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

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

1.0/10
Udi M.

FOSS lifecycle management with Whitesource

Reviewed on 2015/11/10
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

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Shaul S.

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

Reviewed on 2015/11/10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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John mcintire

Easy to use. Saves tons of time.

Reviewed on 2013/05/28
Review Source: GetApp

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

License Management in the cloud

Reviewed on 2012/09/17
Review Source: GetApp

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!

WhiteSource Software Pricing

Starting from
US$2 750,00/year
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

$2,750/year per product

WhiteSource Software Features

  • API
  • Auditing

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for WhiteSource Software

Key features of WhiteSource Software

  • 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

Benefits

- Simple, cost-effective
- For organizations of any size
- Ensures compliance OSS licenses
- Reduces risk to intellectual property
- Reduces risk of vulnerabilities and defects
- Prevents lost business
- Supports due diligence, OEM or M&A

WhiteSource Software FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for WhiteSource Software.

Q. What type of pricing plans does WhiteSource Software offer?

WhiteSource Software offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$2 750,00/year

Pricing model: Open Source, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

$2,750/year per product

Q. What are the main features of WhiteSource Software?

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

Q. Who are the typical users of WhiteSource Software?

WhiteSource Software has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does WhiteSource Software support?

WhiteSource Software supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does WhiteSource Software offer?

WhiteSource Software has the following pricing plans:

Open Source, Subscription

Q. Does WhiteSource Software support mobile devices?

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

Q. What other apps does WhiteSource Software integrate with?

WhiteSource Software integrates with the following applications:

GitHub

Q. What level of support does WhiteSource Software offer?

WhiteSource Software offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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