WhiteSource Software


4 / 5
5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Software companies engineering teams.

Average Ratings

5 Reviews

  • 4 / 5

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • WhiteSource Software
  • www.whitesourcesoftware.com/
  • Founded 2010
  • Israel

About WhiteSource

WhiteSource becomes part of your software development lifecycle (SDLC) and automates the entire process of open source components selection, approval, and management, including finding and fixing vulnerable components. We provide software development and security teams full control and visibility over their open source usage and helps them drive open source adoption.

WhiteSource Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Planning
  • Compliance Management
  • Dashboard
  • Forms Management
  • Issue Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Risk Assessment
  • Task Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Copy Protection
  • License Tracking
  • Node Management
  • Portable License
  • Product Activation
  • Trial License

WhiteSource Reviews

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

Jun 07, 2018

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 1.0/10 Not

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.

Overall: After much manual configuration, a nicely formatted output that looks reputable. I could have just made my own in excel a lot faster.

FOSS lifecycle management with Whitesource

Nov 10, 2015

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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

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

Nov 10, 2015

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

Easy to use. Saves tons of time.

May 27, 2013

Comments: 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

License Management in the cloud

Sep 17, 2012

Comments: 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!