FOSSA vs. WhiteSource

Side by side comparison of the FOSSA and WhiteSource open source management and software composition analysis tools.

What you'll learn

When evaluating open source management and software composition analysis software it is important to evaluate the completeness of open-source inventory, integration with your developer ecosystem, integration into your workflows, and supported end-to-end experience.

Open Source Management: FOSSA vs. WhiteSource compares:

Shifting Open Source Management left

Depth of visibility into your Open Source code

Acceptance criteria for improved code quality and decreased risk

Improvements in time to release through issue resolution

Comparison of languages and package managers supported by FOSSA vs. WhiteSource

Side-by-side view into value-adds and feature sets of both the FOSSA Open Source Management platform and WhiteSource. Software composition analysis for Open Source Software.


Up to 90% of any piece of software is from open source, creating countless dependencies and areas of risk to manage. FOSSA is the most reliable automated policy engine for security management, license compliance, and code quality across the open source stack. With FOSSA, engineering, security, and legal teams all get

complete and continuous risk mitigation for the entire software supply chain, integrated into each of their existing workflows. FOSSA enables organizations like Uber, Zendesk, Twitter, Verizon, Fitbit, and UiPath to manage their open source at scale and drive continuous innovation.

Use Cases

Risk Mitigation

FOSSA users benchmark 47% fewer false-positives by finding dependencies they actually rely on earlier in the SDLC.

Continuous Compliance

Get 90% faster insight in your CI/CD workflows — an average of four weeks shorter compliance implementation time.

Due Diligence

Only FOSSA delivers the most complete open source audit for IPOs and M&As plus 5% annualized engineering savings in the first week alone.