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

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"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."

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"For us, the most valuable tool was open-source licensing analysis.""We use a lot of open sources with a variety of containers, and the different open sources come with different licenses. Some come with dual licenses, some are risky and some are not. All our three use cases are equally important to us and we found WhiteSource handles them decently.""Mend has reduced our open-source software vulnerabilities and helped us remediate issues quickly. My company's policy is to ensure that vulnerabilities are fixed before it gets to production.""Its ease of use and good results are the most valuable.""The most valuable feature is the unified JAR to scan for all langs (wss-scanner jar).""Attribution and license due diligence reports help us with aggregating the necessary data that we, in turn, have to provide to satisfy the various licenses copyright and component usage disclosures in our software.""There are multiple different integrations there. We use Mend for CI/CD that goes through Azure as well. It works seamlessly. We never have any issues with it.""The reporting capability gives us the option to generate an open-source license report in a single click, which gets all copyright and license information, including dependencies."

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"I found the user interface cumbersome and difficult to use."

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"The solution lacks the code snippet part.""We have ended our relationship with WhiteSource. We were using an agent that we built in the pipeline so that you can scan the projects during build time. But unfortunately, that agent didn't work at all. We have more than 500 projects, and it doubled or tripled the build time. For other projects, we had the failure of the builds without any known reason. It was not usable at all. We spent maybe one year working on the issues to try to make it work, but it didn't in the end. We should be able to integrate it with ID and Shift Left so that the developers are able to see the scan results without waiting for the build to fail.""We have been looking at how we could improve the automation to human involvement ratio from 60:40 to 70:30, or even potentially 80:20, as there is room for improvement here. We are discussing this internally and with Mend; they are very accommodating to us. We think they openly receive our feedback and do their best to implement our thoughts into the roadmap.""The only thing that I don't find support for on Mend Prioritize is C++.""The dashboard UI and UX are problematic.""I rated the solution an eight out of ten because WhiteSource hasn't built in a couple of features that we would have loved to use and they say they're on their roadmap. I'm hoping that they'll be able to build and deliver in 2022.""Mend supports most of the common package managers, but it doesn't support some that we use. I would appreciate it if they can quickly make these changes to add new package managers when necessary.""The UI can be slow once in a while, and we're not sure if it's because of the amount of data we have, or it is just a slow product, but it would be nice if it could be improved."

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  • "We are paying a lot of money to use WhiteSource. In our company, it is not easy to argue that it is worth the price. ​"
  • "The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps."
  • "Pricing is competitive."
  • "The solution involves a yearly licensing fee."
  • "As we were using an SaaS-based service, the solution must be scalable, although my understanding is that this is based on the licensing model one is using."
  • "WhiteSource is much more affordable than Veracode."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "When comparing the price of WhiteSource to the competition it is priced well. The cost for 50 users is approximately $18,000 annually."
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    WhiteSource, Mend SCA, Mend.io Supply Chain Defender
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    Overview

    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.

    Mend.io is a software composition analysis tool that secures what developers create. The solution provides an automated reduction of the software attack surface, reduces developer burdens, and accelerates app delivery. Mend.io provides open-source analysis with its in-house and other multiple sources of software vulnerabilities. In addition, the solution offers license and policy violation alerts, has great pipeline integration, and, since it is a SaaS (software as a service), it doesn’t require you to physically maintain servers or data centers for any implementation. Not only does Mend.io reduce enterprise application security risk, it also helps developers meet deadlines faster.

    Mend.io Features

    Mend.io has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Vulnerability analysis
    • Automated remediation
    • Seamless integration
    • Business prioritization
    • Limitless scalability
    • Intuitive interface
    • Language support
    • Integration
    • Continuous monitoring
    • Remediation suggestions
    • Customization

    Mend.io Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Mend.io. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Easy to use: The Mend.io platform is very user-friendly and easy to set up.
    • Third-party libraries: The solution eases the process of keeping track of all the used third-party dependencies within a product. It not only scans for the pure occurrence (also transitively) but also takes care of licenses and vulnerabilities.
    • Static code analysis: With Mend.io’s static code analysis, you can quickly identify security weaknesses in custom code across desktop, web, and mobile applications.
    • Broad support: Mend.io provides 27 different programming languages and various programming frameworks.
    • Easy integration: Mend.io makes integration very easy with existing DevOps environments and CI/CD pipelines so developers don’t need to manually configure or trigger the scan.
    • Ultra-fast scanning engine: The solution’s scanning engine generates results up to ten times faster than legacy SAST solutions.
    • Unified developer experience: Mend.io has a unified developer experience inside the code repository that shows side-by-side security alerts and remediation suggestions for custom code and open-source code.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Mend.io solution.

    Jeffrey H., System Manager of Cloud Engineering at Common Spirit, says, “Finding vulnerabilities is pretty easy. Mend.io (formerly WhiteSource) does a great job of that and we had quite a few when we first put this in place. Mend.io does a very good job of finding the open-source, checking the versions, and making sure they're secure. They notify us of critical high, medium, and low impacts, and if anything is wrong. We find the product very easy to use and we use it as a core part of our strategy for scanning product code moving toward release.”

    PeerSpot reviewer Ben D., Head of Software Engineering at a legal firm, mentions, “The way WhiteSource scans the code is great. It’s easy to identify and remediate open source vulnerabilities using this solution. WhiteSource helped reduce our mean time to resolution since we adopted the product. In terms of integration, it's pretty easy.”

    An IT Service Manager at a wholesaler/distributor comments, “Mend.io provides threat detection and an excellent UI in a highly stable solution, with outstanding technical support.”

    Another reviewer, Kevin D., Intramural OfficialIntramural at Northeastern University, states, "The vulnerability analysis is the best aspect of the solution."

    Sample Customers
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    Microsoft, Autodesk, NCR, Target, IBM, vodafone, Siemens, GE digital, KPMG, LivePerson, Jack Henry and Associates
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Media Company6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    FlexNet Code Insight is ranked 18th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) while Mend.io is ranked 4th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 29 reviews. FlexNet Code Insight is rated 4.0, while Mend.io is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of FlexNet Code Insight writes "A decent web interface for reports, but the snippet style code matching requires too much effort". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mend.io writes "Easy to use, great for finding vulnerabilities, and simple to set up". FlexNet Code Insight is most compared with Black Duck, whereas Mend.io is most compared with SonarQube, Black Duck, Snyk, Veracode and Checkmarx One.

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