Continuously Audit Open

Source Components

in Your Code

Automate your open
source management

WhiteSource Benefits

Comprehensive Coverage

Comprehensive Coverage

Supports over 200 different languages, including containers.

Comprehensive Coverage

Pinpoint Accuracy

Proprietary algorithms match security and quality issues to impacted libraries to guarantee no false positives

Comprehensive Coverage

Easy Remediation

Provides validated crowdsourcing fixes to enable quick resolution

Comprehensive Coverage

Largest Vulnerabilities Database

Continuously aggregates information from the NVD, security advisories, and open source projects issue trackers

Comprehensive Coverage

Effortless Workflow

Enforce policies automatically at all stages of the SDLC to automate approval and tracking processes

See why WhiteSource is named a leader in the Forrester Wave SCA Report, Q2 2019

Microsoft Recommends WhiteSource

“We want Microsoft’s users to have access to the best industry solutions for open source management. That’s why we reached out to partner with WhiteSource. WhiteSource is a thought leader in the Rugged DevOps space and we are happy that this partnership will bring the confidence, time and money savings they deliver to their customers.”

Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner, Microsoft

How Does WhiteSource Work?

The New Generation of Open Source Scanning Software.
Install the relevant WhiteSource plugin and run your build.


Help your developers by using WhiteSource agile solution that:

  • Calculates the checksum for all your components without ever scanning your code (like open source scanning software such as Black Duck Protex, Palamida, OpenLogic, Protecode does)
  • Compares the checksum with WhiteSource’s databases to identify all your open source components, including all dependencies
  • Pulls relevant information like licenses, security vulnerabilities and updates from WhiteSource’s databases
  • Matches the retrieved data with your company’s pre-defined policies
  • Generates immediate up-to-date reports with all components and issues detected


Check out the integrations we offer:



How to Create a Full Inventory Report in Less Than 5 Minutes?

Always up-to-date: WhiteSource reports get updated each time you run your build.

Comprehensive: each report contains complete information about all your open source components including dependencies.

One stop shop: WhiteSource supports all programming languages and development environments (unlike other tools such as Black Duck Hub), so you can view all your products in one dashboard.

Do You Know What Open Source Licenses Are Used in Your Software?

WhiteSource helps you to keep a handle on your open source usage by:

  • Detecting all open source components and licenses used in your product, including all dependencies
  • Creating complete and accurate management and legal reports within minutes
  • Automatically enforcing your compliance policy to ensure your developers only use licenses that you approve (including special automatic approval processes with complete history tracking)

Do You Know What Open Source Security Vulnerabilities Are in Your Software?

WhiteSource sends you immediate automatic alerts when:

  • You add components with known security vulnerabilities
  • New security vulnerabilities are discovered in components you’re using, you will even get alerts regarding historic versions you are not actively working on (unlike other open source scanning software, such as Black Duck Hub)
  • New fixes are released for any of the components used in your software
  • Updates are available of any of your software’s open source components

Do You Have an M&A on the Horizon? Are You Ready for It?

WhiteSource will enable you and the acquiring team to gain full control of the open source in your software, by automatically:

  • Discover all your open source components and dependencies
  • Enforce license risk and compliance policy
  • Identify all known security vulnerabilities in your product

How to Set up an Open Source Policy in Less Than 5 Minutes?

You can set up a compliance policy based on a range of conditions, for example:

  • Blacklist or whitelist the license types that you approve or disapprove. Any license type that’s not listed will require management’s approval or it can fail the build
  • Security sensitivity severity as defined in the CVE
  • Additional conditions like: Library name, new versions, library age etc.

The Weakest Link
in Your Application Security

Application security was the leading cause of breaches in 2017, and open source vulnerabilities have become the main target for hackers as they have quickly gotten wise to the exponential potential of targeting open source components with known vulnerabilities.

Organizations tend to overlook open source security, due to the misconception that proprietary vulnerabilities and open source security vulnerabilities are detected and remediated in the same way. The truth is – open source security and proprietary code security are two very different animals – and need to be treated as such throughout the software development lifecycle.

SAST, DAST, and other application security testing tools aren’t able to detect vulnerabilities in open source components. Tracking vulnerabilities manually through the different open source databases is impossible as the databases are not indexed by component names and due to the overwhelming number of open source components and dependencies in software products these days.

WhiteSource is recognized by Microsoft, IBM Security, Forrester Research and more as the best and most comprehensive open source security and license compliance solution. Want to learn more on how we can help you secure and manage the open source components in your products? Schedule a demo.

Martin Bailey

Product Director – Enterprise Software

Temenos Group AG

“With WhiteSource we have a comprehensive inventory of all the Open Source components and can ensure full compliance with our license policies. We can now rapidly answer any questions from prospects and be certain we are 100% accurate, all without wasting any of our developers’ valuable time”

Sam Guckenheimer

Group Product Planner


“We want Microsoft’s users to have access to the best industry solutions for open source management. That’s why we reached out to partner with WhiteSource. WhiteSource is a thought leader in the Rugged DevOps space and we are happy that this partnership will bring the confidence, time and money savings they deliver to their customers.”

Jeremy Bailey

Applications Development Manager

Northern Safety

“I kept on losing sight of whether there are any vulnerabilities in my products because we keep introducing software that isn’t our own. After testing WhiteSource, I was able to bring that to my boss, showing him the return on investment and noting that this thing pays for itself.”

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What to expect from your free trial:


  • No installation required.
  • Unlimited reports and full access to all features.
  • Free technical support during your trial.
  • To start, we’ll contact you for a quick set up call to create your account. You’ll be able to start running immediately after.