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Pros
"Black Duck is pretty extensive in terms of the scan reserves and the vulnerability exposures. From that perspective, I'm happy with it.""The stability is okay.""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 installation is very easy.""The solution works well on Mac products.""The most valuable feature is the vulnerability scanning, and that it's easy to use."

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"Good reporting functionalities."

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Cons
"We're not too sure about the extension of the firewall. It never shows up in the Hub.""The initial setup could be simplified. It was somewhat complex.""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.""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.""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."

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"Lacks deeper reporting, the ability to compare things."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Good reporting functionalities.
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    I'd like to see deeper reporting, they're pretty basic and there are no categories for comparing things. I'd also like to see an improvement with the documentation, there's not much available on their… more »
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    I'm using this solution for scanning artifacts related to the Jfrog Artifactory. I'm scanning them, checking licenses and things like that. I'm a DevOps engineer intern and we are customers of JFrog.
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    Also Known As
    Blackduck Hub, Black Duck Protex, Black Duck Security Checker
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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.

    JFrog is on a mission to enable continuous updates through Liquid Software, empowering developers to code high-quality applications that securely flow to end-users with zero downtime. The world’s top brands such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Uber, VMware, and Spotify are among the 4500 companies that already depend on JFrog to manage binaries for their mission-critical applications. JFrog is a privately-held, global company, and is a proud sponsor of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation [CNCF].

    If you are a team player and you care and you play to WIN, we have just the job you're looking for.

    As we say at JFrog: "Once You Leap Forward You Won't Go Back!"​

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    Sample Customers
    Samsung, Siemens, ScienceLogic, Noser Engineering AG, ClickFox, Dynatrace, CopperLeaf
    google, amazon, cisco, netflix, oracle, vmware, facebook
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Black Duck is ranked 6th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 6 reviews while JFrog Xray is ranked 8th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 1 review. Black Duck is rated 7.6, while JFrog Xray is rated 8.0. 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 JFrog Xray writes "Stable, scalable and offers great reporting functionalities". Black Duck is most compared with WhiteSource, Snyk, Fortify Static Code Analyzer, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and FOSSA, whereas JFrog Xray is most compared with Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Snyk, Veracode Software Composition Analysis, WhiteSource and Fortify Static Code Analyzer.

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