Third party and open source code are widely used in applications and containers but organizations are not paying enough attention to their security. Ordinary SAST and DAST tools are unable to adequately detect and remediate vulnerabilities in open source code. You need a software composition analysis (SCA) tool such as Black Duck® to analyze third party open source code for vulnerabilities, license compliance, and operational factors.

Comprehensive Scanning of Applications & Containers

Black Duck scans your application or container and gives you a comprehensive and accurate Bill of Materials, beyond what is declared, using multifactor open source detection and Synopsys’ industry-leading Knowledgebase which is sourced and curated by its own Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC). The KnowledgeBase contains more than 2,650 unique open source licenses (GPL, LGPL, Apache, etc.), with full license text for the most popular open source licenses and dozens of encoded attributes and obligations for each license.

Earlier Notification of Vulnerabilities Than NVD

Black Duck Security Advisories provide same-day notification of most vulnerabilities, weeks before they are published in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). They include data such as exploit info, remediation guidance, severity scoring, and call path analysis that will allow your team to find and prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation.

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Synopsys has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis, 2023, based on an evaluation of Black Duck. 

Synopsys is also a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST) for the fifth year in a row.

Compliance With Open Source Licenses

Black Duck provides obligation summaries of license requirements to help your development and legal teams assess the impact of using a component in their application. It flags components in your software that cannot be identified in its KnowledgeBase of 2,700 licenses, as well as potential license conflicts.

Enforce Open Source Compliance Across the SDLC

Black Duck offers a wide range of integrations across the software development life cycle (SDLC), including IDEs, package managers, CI/CD, issue trackers, and production capabilities.

To enforce open source governance, you can use Black Duck automated policy management to define policies for open source use, security risk, and license compliance up front, and then automate compliance across the SDLC.

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