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Software Composition Analysis: Elements of an Effective Solution

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Software composition analysis (SCA) tools help organizations address security, license compliance, and code quality challenges that come with the use of open source software (OSS). SCA solutions inventory and analyze OSS dependencies, providing organizations actionable insight to reduce open source risk.

Of course, there are multiple SCA solutions on the market today, each with different capabilities. Technology review site IT Central Station recently published a report, “The Elements of an Effective SCA Solution,” to help prospective SCA users determine which features matter most.

The report, which is based on a survey of FOSSA users, explores mission-critical SCA capabilities, such as:

  • Integration with CI/CD workflows
  • An accurate and comprehensive inventory of dependencies
  • Vulnerability scanners
  • Collaboration and governance capabilities

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 Slack, Snapchat, Okta, Puppet, Epic Games, and UiPath to manage their open source at scale and drive continuous innovation.