Flexera simplify OSS license compliance and vulnerability protection

Flexera has released FlexNet Code 2018, according to their press release, this makes it easier for software suppliers to add a new layer of trust and transparency into their software supply chain.

New functionality allows suppliers to analyse software assets and create an inventory Bill of Materials (BOM).

Jeff Luszcz, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera, said: “FlexNet Code Insight gives software vendors a helping hand to get ahead of a genuine threat impacting the entire software supply chain.”

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“More than 50% of code contained in commercial software releases is open source. However, with the steady increase in vulnerabilities found in unmanaged open source code, unsuspecting software buyers are unaware of the vulnerability risk they face.”

“By adding ease-of-use, speed and intelligence, FlexNet Code Insight provides the most comprehensive approach to removing OSS risk from the software supply chain and strengthens Software Composition Analysis.”

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With the new release of FlexNet Code Insight, suppliers can add even more automation when creating a Bill of Materials that lists precisely which open source they’re using.

For Flexera,  this has become vital due to more complicated software supply chains and supplier/buyer concerns about safety, security and compliance.

Flexera continues to expand its leadership in OSS scanning, compliance and security. The new release makes it even easier to include open source scanning seamlessly into the agile DevOps process – enabling continuous scanning, integration and remediation.

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“Open source scanning and analysis should be a standard process for any company that’s building software,” added Luszcz.

“Through deep and out-of-the-box integration with existing tools and processes, Flexera enables customers to scan and remediate as part of their standard processes – contributing significantly to building software that’s secure and compliant.”

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Andrew Ross

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