Black Duck Hub Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Black Duck Hub

Complete open source management solution

4.18/5 (28 reviews)

Black Duck Hub overview

Black Duck Hub is an open source management software for web developers to discover, monitor and manage open source security vulnerabilities and license compliance. Black Duck Hub enables users to automate the process of securing open source software and managing security vulnerabilities and open source license compliance and operational risk with scanning, monitoring, alerting technology.
www.blackducksoftware.com

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Black Duck Hub screenshot: View vulnerability dataBlack Duck Hub 3.0: Enhanced Open Source Security via Policy ManagementBlack Duck Hub screenshot: Identify open source in code, binaries, and containersBlack Duck Hub screenshot: Identify license and component quality risksBlack Duck Hub screenshot: Set and enforce open source use and security policies

Black Duck Hub reviews

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rajiv aradhyula

The ease of identifying and managing the open source code vulnerabilities and license risks.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

Ease in identifying the security exposures and hidden vulnerabilities created by open source components. Time to market is faster for identifying the vulnerabilities early during the development stage. open source license management becomes so easy now.

Pros
The ease of identifying and managing the open source code and as well examining the source code for vulnerabilities and specifically the hidden security vulnerabilities is amazing. This is the product that every organization should look out to manage the source code for identifying quickly about vulnerabilities, open source code license management which can be lethal if ignored. Easily integrates with your current CI engines and sets the pace for your time to market. Ease in identifying the security exposures and hidden vulnerabilities created by open source components. Time to market is faster for identifying the vulnerabilities early during the development stage. open source license management becomes so easy now. The product is really amazing already. Hub knowledge bases are huge and growing day by day.

Cons
Improve in reporting, and better API experience. Black Duck is a duckling and is growing fast.Suggest black duck to update the KBs quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marco Iusi

Using Black Duck HUB for Open Source Governance in software projects.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

We are working in improving Open Source Culture in our Company and Customers: Black Duck HUB is a very good tool for awareness about legal, security and operational risks in using Open Source Components.

Pros
We are working in improving Open Source Culture in our Company and Customers: Black Duck HUB is a very good tool for awareness about legal, security and operational risks in using Open Source Components. A very good thing is that it provide features for code scanning, independently from language and technology, also integrated with CI/CD tools like Jenkins. The GUI is very easy to use and intuitive, the dashboard give a lot of information about Open Source Components in the project and you can take advantage of notification about new vulnerability. In the latest versions Back Duck Hub is also improved in remediation suggestions about vulnerability. Black Duck provide also good reports and you can customize it using restful API and direct access to a Report Database. What is more it is really easy to install, we use the docker compose version: just install Docker, download images and run a command to set up the environment or upgrade to a new version! Last but not least the technical support and customer care is really good.

Cons
Black Duck HUB is a quite new product, despite it has very famous and consolidate ancestors like Protex. So some features can improve and better meet users needs, especially about reports and API. Also documentation can improve .

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Emmanuel Canaan

Excellent open source governance tool!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love the speed and overall simplicity of the application. It does a good job of finding most open source packages and performs identification automatically. It is very useful to see where a component is being used across my organization, as well as see other factors beyond license risk like security and operational risk.

Cons
The application is expensive due to the billing model that enforces a quota on amount of code scanned. This disincentivizes me to use the application when I would ordinarily want to scan as much of my code as possible due to its ease of use. It has fewer features when compared to Protex, but Black Duck is slowly resolving this.

Response from Black Duck


Thank you for your feedback, we love hearing from our customers. You are correct ¿ Hub features are continually improved and we hope you are staying up to date and enjoying the new features. We have been working hard to close the gap on feature differences, and most will be available in Hub by end of the year. Additionally, Hub has many features not available in Protex, including showing security vulnerabilities. If you haven¿t already checked it out, check out one of our favorite new features in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4v2WwVQs1I) ¿ Hub Detect!

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Ramani Sridharan

So far my experience with BlackDuck is great. I have seen almost positive response pretty much

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like BD Hub when compare to Protex and CodeCenter. It's easy to handle and all in place rather than 2 legs at 2 different places. I have seen little issue with GUI provided along with Hub bit it's managable. The integration with Hub was easy along with Jenkins, Coverity, Jira and other tools. If properly integrated BD Hub along with Jenkins then the issue can be identified with Opertaional/Vulnerability/License much earlier than later. The Hub version of current one in-terms installation looks easy as one bundle instead of few different add-ons as prior. I had little issues while installation since of pre required suff with Linux lsb since it had multiple dependencies, otherwise it was easy to breeze through. Overall, my experience is good so far.

Cons
I have only exposures to 3 BD softwares Protex, CodeCenter and Hub. Out of it, I like Protex as least one. Since it was NOT very much user friendly. It's my experience but could have been better.

Response from Black Duck


Thank you for sharing your feedback. We agree with you - the integrations for Hub make identifying open source risks earlier in the SDLC much simpler. Please reach out to support if you have any questions.

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Franklin Davis

Pretty good at finding vulnerabilities; workflow to keep track of mitigations is hopeless

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-28
Review Source: Capterra

We are able to anticipate the issues that our customers will find in our software when they scan it with Black Duck, before we ship to them. Thus, we can mitigate problems before they go out the door.

Pros
The new Hub product is very fast to scan software, and the UI is responsive and nice-looking. The Black Duck team is responsive to problems. They have made some of the improvements we've requested.

Cons
There is no support for a workflow that keeps track of changes we make. There's no history of comments or changes. Updates made to one version of a project are not easily available to other versions, or to other projects that use the same components. It is frustrating to navigate -- often too many clicks to get to a related view, and then the scroll position is lost when you go back so you have to remember where you were, click to successive pages... clunky.

Response from Black Duck


Thanks so much for your review ¿ we always value feedback and while we appreciate your complements, we also really appreciate your feedback on areas of improvement. As always, our product team values your insights to improve the experience and keep the bar high. Regarding change history and UI issues, we are working to continue improving this area, including visibility and ease of use in upcoming releases. Our latest 4.0 release made some changes to improve UI navigation (especially when navigating back to list screens) that should help ¿ please check it out and let us know your thoughts! Thanks again for your feedback.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Black Duck Hub pricing

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Black Duck Hub features

API
Auditing
Monitoring
Policy Management
Third Party Integration

Access Control (74 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (56 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (39 other apps)
Audit Trail (39 other apps)
Authentication (49 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (39 other apps)
Compliance Management (77 other apps)
Password Management (40 other apps)
Permission Management (40 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (42 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (53 other apps)
SSL Security (45 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (40 other apps)
Single Sign On (45 other apps)
Two-Factor Authentication (43 other apps)

Additional information for Black Duck Hub

Key features of Black Duck Hub

  • License management
  • PDF protection
  • Trial license
  • Binary separation
  • Asset tracking
  • Audit management
  • Open source security
  • Open source compliance
  • Open source audits
  • Tracking features
  • Risk assessment
  • Activity tracking
  • Application security
  • Activity monitoring
  • Data mapping
  • Progress tracking
  • Bills of material
  • Automated scanning
  • Policy management
  • Vulnerability data
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Knowledge base
  • Container security
  • Agile development
  • Third party integration
  • API
  • API availability
  • Approval process control
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Benefits

Detect partial and modified components.
Identify and inventory open source software used in applications.
Map components to known vulnerabilities and license requirements.
Continuously monitor and alert for new open source vulnerabilities.
Assist teams in remediation with orchestration and policy enforcement.