The most popular provider of Code and Composition Analysis 2020

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The biggest part of all of the current applications based on source, open Code. The Overview is not lost quickly, risks and vulnerabilities are difficult to identify. Here are solutions to Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to set.


Software Composition Analysis aims vulnerabilities in Open Source components and aabhängig opportunities to uncover.Software Composition Analysis aims vulnerabilities in Open Source components and aabhängig opportunities to uncover.

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Modern Software is composed of a hodgepodge of Code, libraries, and APIs. According to the “Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report 2020” Synopsis 99 percent of all applications make use of open source components make up a total of 70 percent of the verified code base. The Problem: According to the study, about three-quarters of the Codes contain vulnerabilities that about half even security vulnerabilities with a high level of risk.

In addition, the license can be found at a good two-thirds of all applications, problems, and a third contains a completely unlicensed components. Also, the validity of the Open-Source elements leaves something to be desired, with 88 percent of the code base contained components that have been developed in the past two years. In 82 percent of the code components were found, which had been more than four years, no Update more.

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This raises naturally a huge problem, if the applications comply with security requirements, or in sensitive areas are to be deployed. Remedy Software Composition Analysis (SCA) creates this. Simply put, it is a detailed inventory of all Open Source and other third-party components, which are part of the application and its components. This will create a so-called “Bill of Materials” (BOM), which includes, among other things, accurate information about versions and license types.

SCA helps outstaffing developers, Security and law responsible, a detailed Overview of all our Open Source components, and thus on the possible security vulnerabilities and license issues. Discovered vulnerabilities or breaches can be targeted to eliminate and license terms undetectable to adhere to. This Overview includes not only directly used Codes and libraries: automated processes, standard links to third-party Libraries are visible. New vulnerabilities appear for such a Scan, you will be notified to the responsible automatically. In addition, it is possible to accurately determine the proportion of the Codes within the self-created source code.

Benefits in practice

Powerful SCA systems are also able to prioritize the problems that were detected according to their risk factor. In this way, it is ensured that serious vulnerabilities remain unnoticed, and in a timely manner will be closed. In the ideal case, the SCA supports solution permanently in the implementation of appropriate measures, such as regular Patching of Open Source components.

The use of SCA solutions brings further advantages: the So-Compliance can, for example, guidelines on automated Policies to push. In addition, the expense is reduced to the search for vulnerabilities in Open Source components, which allows for faster reactions and thus lower costs. This speed advantage is also reflected in a faster Time-to-Market, higher product safety and a lower risk of subsequent litigation.

Trends and developments

According to the “Market Guide for Software Composition Analysis” by Gartner, some of the Trends in the SCA context. According to the market researchers assume that SCA wins due to the high proliferation of Open-Source more and more important. This could broaden the functional scope of solutions and, for example, an assessment of the future security, stability and the origin of open source components. This could be done for the entire Software Supply Chain.

SCA-Tools and focus solely on Open-Source Code. According to Gartner, users Express but concerns over proprietary COTS packages (“Commercial Off-The-Shelf”). Here, the market researchers, the potential for the addition of the corresponding functions.


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