WhiteSource Software Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

WhiteSource Software

Open source security and licenses compliance

4.2/5 (5 reviews)

WhiteSource Software overview

What is WhiteSource Software?

WhiteSource is the leading solution for agile open source security and license compliance management.
It integrates with your development environments and DevOps pipeline to detect open source libraries with security or compliance issues in real-time.

WhiteSource doesn’t only alert on issues, it also provides actionable, validated remediation paths to enable quick resolution and automated policy enforcement to speed up time-to-fix. It also helps you focus on what matters by prioritizing remediation based on whether your code is actually using a vulnerable method or not, and gu aranteeing zero false positives.

We've got you covered with support for over 200 programming languages, and continuous tracking of multiple open source vulnerabilities databases including the NVD, security advisories, peer-reviewed vulnerability knowledge bases, and open source projects issue trackers.


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United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 other markets, India, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English, French, German, Hebrew
WhiteSource - Use Open Source Freely and Fearlessly

WhiteSource Software user reviews


Very good


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Udi Margolin

FOSS lifecycle management with Whitesource

Reviewed 2015-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

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

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shaul sahar

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

Reviewed 2015-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Don Th

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

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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John McIntire

Easy to use. Saves tons of time.

Reviewed 2013-05-28
Review Source: GetApp

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....

easy inexpensive very comprehensive no more hassle

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Alice Akins

License Management in the cloud

Reviewed 2012-09-17
Review Source: GetApp

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!

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WhiteSource Software pricing

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Starting at $4,000 a year, based on contributing developers, get our pricing here: https://whitesourcesoftware.com/pricing

WhiteSource Software features

Compliance Management

Access Control (202 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (267 other apps)
Activity Tracking (131 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (131 other apps)
Analytics (126 other apps)
Auditing (136 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (185 other apps)
Data Import/Export (189 other apps)
Data Visualization (149 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (131 other apps)
Monitoring (277 other apps)
Real Time Data (127 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (158 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (232 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (123 other apps)
Search Functionality (139 other apps)
Third Party Integration (278 other apps)
Workflow Management (152 other apps)

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Additional information for WhiteSource Software

Key features of WhiteSource Software

  • Free, Cloud-Based Service
  • Open Source Inventory Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Automatic License Information Retrieval
  • Request and Approval Workflows
  • Instant Audits
  • Privacy
  • Risk and Task Management Dashboard
  • Automated Policies- Premium Feature
  • New Version Alerts- Premium Feature
  • Organizational Licenses Report- Premium Feature
  • Conditional Approval- Premium Feature
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- Find and fix open source vulnerabilities, in real time
- Prioritize vulnerabilities based on effectiveness
- Inventory management
- Open source license compliance
- Enforce policies automatically and create reports for all teams: security, DevOps, legal and management
- Supports due diligence, OEM or M&A