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We performed a comparison between FlexNet Code Insight and FOSSA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Composition Analysis (SCA) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed FOSSA vs. FlexNet Code Insight report (Updated: September 2022).
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  • "FOSSA is not cheap, but their offering is top-notch. It is very much a "you get what you pay for" scenario. Regardless of the price, I highly recommend FOSSA."
  • "Its price is reasonable as compared to the market. It is competitively priced in comparison to other similar solutions on the market. It is also quite affordable in terms of the value that it delivers as compared to its alternative of hiring a team."
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    Top Answer:It had a web interface into the reporting tools that was decent, and open source components could be reported per project and/or aggregated similar to other software composition tools.
    Top Answer:Due to the "snippet match" nature of the scans, we found that it was too much effort to properly validate and catalog each open source component with every new project/product. Incremental results… more »
    Top Answer:I was trying to assess our third party software risks and license risk. We also wanted to ensure we had proper third party license compliance.
    Top Answer:Their CLI tool is very efficient. It does not send your source code over to their servers. It just does fingerprinting. It is also very easy to integrate into software development practices.
    Top Answer:FOSSA is not cheap, but their offering is top notch. It is very much a 'you get what you pay for' scenario. Regardless of the price I highly recommend FOSSA.
    Top Answer:On the legal and policy sides, there is some room for improvement. I know that our legal team has raised complaints about having to approve the same dependency multiple times, as opposed to having… more »
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    FlexNet Code Insight is a single integrated solution for open source license compliance and security. Find vulnerabilities and remediate associated risk, while you build your products and during their lifecycle. Manage open source license compliance. And add automation to your processes and implement a formal OSS strategy and policy that balances business benefits and risk management.

    Up to 90% of any piece of software is from open source, creating countless dependencies and areas of risk to manage. FOSSA is the most reliable automated policy engine for legal teams to maintain license compliance, security to fix vulnerabilities, and engineering to improve code quality across the entire software supply chain. As the only developer-native open source management platform, FOSSA fully integrates with your existing CI/CD pipeline to provide complete visibility and context earlier in the software development lifecycle. For the first time, teams can collaboratively shift left and audit, analyze, control, and remediate license issues and vulnerabilities right in their existing workflows.
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    AppDyanmic, Uber, Twitter, Zendesk, Confluent
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Computer Software Company44%
    Legal Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
    September 2022
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    FlexNet Code Insight is ranked 11th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) while FOSSA is ranked 7th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 7 reviews. FlexNet Code Insight is rated 0.0, while FOSSA is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of FOSSA writes "Compatibility with a wide range of dev tools, web and "C-type", enables us to scan across our ecosystem, including legacy software". FlexNet Code Insight is most compared with Black Duck and Mend, whereas FOSSA is most compared with Black Duck, Snyk, Mend, JFrog Xray and Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle.

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