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"The stability is okay.""Black Duck is pretty extensive in terms of the scan reserves and the vulnerability exposures. From that perspective, I'm happy with it.""The installation is very easy.""The solution works well on Mac products.""The knowledge base and the management system are the most valuable features of Black Duck Hub. It has a very helpful management environment. They offer an editor where we can check the discovered license, which is retrieved from their knowledge base. They have a huge knowledge base build over the years. It gives you some possibilities, such as this license with possibility A could cause a vulnerability issue or a potential breach.""The most valuable feature is the vulnerability scanning, and that it's easy to use."

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"One of the strong points of this solution is that it allows you to incorporate it into a CICB pipeline. It has the ability to do incremental scans. If you scan a very large application, it might take two hours to do the initial scan. The subsequent scans, as people are making changes to the app, scan the Delta and are very fast. That's a really nice implementation. The way they have incorporated the functionality of the incremental scans is something to be aware of. It is quite good. It has been very solid. We haven't really had any issues, and it does what it advertises to do very nicely.""It is very easy and user friendly. It never requires any kind of technical support. You can do everything on your own."

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"We have been having some issues with the latest releases where we are not able to scan our applications with the help of Black Duck.""The initial setup could be simplified. It was somewhat complex.""It is a cloud-only solution. In many cases, companies like to evaluate the software, but they're very reluctant to give you the software. It would be great if they could offer an on-prem component that could be used to scan the code and then upload the discovery results to the cloud and get all the information from there, but there is no such possibility. You have to upload the code to the Black Duck cloud system. Of course, they have a strong legal department, and they offer some configuration, but it is never enough. You have to give the code, which is a drawback. In modern designs like Snyk or FOSSA, you don't need to give the code. It requires more native integration with Coverity because they go together technically. You need both Coverity and Black Duck Hub. It would be really helpful for companies working in this space to get a combined offer from the same company. They should provide an option to buy Coverity for an additional fee. Coverity combined with Black Duck Hub will provide a one-step analysis to get everything you need and a unified report. It would be really great to be able to connect Black Duck Hub with Coverity unified reports.""We're not too sure about the extension of the firewall. It never shows up in the Hub.""It needs to be more user-friendly for developers and in general, to ensure compliance.""Due to the fact that, with our software developer life cycle, we don't need to scan our source code every day or every week. For that reason, we find the cost is too high. We might only actually use it five to ten times a year, which makes it expensive."

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"Its pricing can be improved. It is a little bit high priced. It would be better if it was a little less expensive. It is a good tool, and we're still figuring out how to fully leverage it. There are some questions regarding whether it can scan the MuleSoft code. We don't know if this is a gap in the tool or something else. This is one thing that we're just working through right now, and I am not ready to conclude that there is a weakness there. MuleSoft is kind of its own beast, and we're trying to see how we get it to work with Checkmarx.""It can have better licensing models."

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  • "The price is quite high because the behavior of the software during the scan is similar to competing products."
  • "The price is low. It's not an expensive solution."
  • "Black Duck is more suitable if you require a lot of licensing compliance. For smaller organizations, WhiteSource is better because its pricing policies are not really suitable for huge organizations."
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  • "It is a little bit high priced. It would be better if it was a little less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    We researched Black Duck but ultimately chose WhiteSource when looking for an application security tool. WhiteSource is a software solution that enables agile open source security and license… more »
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    Black Duck is pretty extensive in terms of the scan reserves and the vulnerability exposures. From that perspective, I'm happy with it.
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    We are not the primary team to procure this solution. My counterparts in Paris are the only ones who are aware of the pricing. We are only using a few of the licenses because they had acquired several… more »
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    One of the strong points of this solution is that it allows you to incorporate it into a CICB pipeline. It has the ability to do incremental scans. If you scan a very large application, it might take… more »
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    It is a little bit high priced. It would be better if it was a little less expensive.
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    Its pricing can be improved. It is a little bit high priced. It would be better if it was a little less expensive. It is a good tool, and we're still figuring out how to fully leverage it. There are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Blackduck Hub, Black Duck Protex, Black Duck Security Checker
    CxSCA
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    Overview

    Black Duck is a comprehensive solution for managing security, license compliance, and code quality risks that come from the use of open source in applications and containers. Named a leader in software composition analysis (SCA) by Forrester, Black Duck gives you unmatched visibility into third-party code, enabling you to control it across your software supply chain and throughout the application life cycle.

    Today's software is constructed using open source components and third-party libraries, tied together with custom code. Hackers target vulnerable open source components to access sensitive and valuable data, while data protection regulations become more stringent in an effort to encourage better software security practices. While all this is happening, DevOps is taking the world by storm and the burden of securing software is rapidly expanding under the purview of the developers who create it.

    Trust us, we get it. You're caught between a strong desire to innovate and a sincere dislike of having your company’s name on the news as “the most recent data breach.”

    That's why we made CxSCA, the most effective next-gen software composition analysis solution designed to help development teams ship secure software quickly while giving AppSec teams the insight and control they need to improve your software security risk posture.

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    Sample Customers
    Samsung, Siemens, ScienceLogic, Noser Engineering AG, ClickFox, Dynatrace, CopperLeaf
    AXA, Liveperson, Aaron's, Playtech, Morningstar
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Black Duck is ranked 6th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 6 reviews while Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis is ranked 9th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 2 reviews. Black Duck is rated 7.6, while Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Black Duck writes "Good knowledge base and management system and helpful for discovering commercial and open-source licenses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis writes "A solid, stable, and easy-to-deploy solution that allows you to incorporate it into a CICB pipeline and has the ability to do incremental scans". Black Duck is most compared with WhiteSource, Snyk, Fortify Static Code Analyzer, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and JFrog Xray, whereas Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis is most compared with JFrog Xray, Fortify Static Code Analyzer, Snyk and FOSSA. See our Black Duck vs. Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis report.

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