Being proactive is critical as it can significantly reduce the length of the due diligence process. Studies show that the longer the due diligence process lasts, the higher the chances that the deal doesn’t get signed or the deal value is significantly reduced.
Open source due diligence is a crucial part of your software due diligence. In many organizations, it is a time consuming process because most companies do not have the required visibility into their open source dependency usage.
Open source audits provide a risk assessment of the open source components in your software with the following reports:
The WhiteSource SCA tool can integrate into any software development environment and provide detailed inventory, license compliance, and security analysis reports within minutes. These reports help you understand your status, mitigate the issues, and support you during the due diligence process.
Some companies prefer to purchase an open source audit, where one of our experts prepares a due diligence report from all the reports mentioned above. The auditor walks through the report with your team, highlights problematic areas with suggested fixes, and answers questions to help the company translate the results to an actionable plan to reduce risk.