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"The most valuable feature is its ability to identify all of the components in a build, and then surface the licenses that are associated with it, allowing us to make a decision as to whether or not we allow a team to use the components. That eliminates the risk that comes with running consumer software that contains open source components.""FOSSA provided us with contextualized, easily actionable intelligence that alerted us to compliance issues. I could tell FOSSA exactly what I cared about and they would tell me when something was out of policy. I don't want to hear from the compliance tool unless I have an issue that I need to deal with. That was what was great about FOSSA is that it was basically "Here's my policy and only send me an alert if there's something without a policy." I thought that it was really good at doing that.""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.""Policies and identification of open-source licensing issues are the most valuable features. It reduces the time needed to identify open-source software licensing issues.""One of the things that I really like about FOSSA is that it allows you to go very granular. For example, if there's a package that's been flagged because it's subject to a license that may be conflicts with or raises a concern with one of the policies that I've set, then FOSSA enables you to go really granular into that package to see which aspects of the package are subject to which licenses. We can ultimately determine with our engineering teams if we really need this part of the package or not. If it's raising this flag, we can make really actionable decisions at a very micro level to enable the build to keep pushing forward.""Being able to know the licenses of the libraries is most valuable because we sell products, and we need to provide to the customers the licenses that we are using.""What I really need from FOSSA, and it does a really good job of this, is to flag me when there are particular open source licenses that cause me or our legal department concern. It points out where a particular issue is, where it comes from, and the chain that brought it in, which is the most important part to me.""The support team has just been amazing, and it helps us to have a great support team from FOSSA. They are there to triage and answer all our questions which come up by using their product."

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"Good reporting functionalities."

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"The solution provides contextualized, actionable, intelligence that alerts us to compliance issues, but there is still a little bit of work to be done on it. One of the issues that I have raised with FOSSA is that when it identifies an issue that is an error, why is it in error? What detail can they give to me? They've improved, but that still needs some work. They could provide more information that helps me to identify the dependencies and then figure out where they originated from.""I would like more customized categories because our company is so big. This is doable for them. They are still in the stages of trying to figure this out since we are one of their biggest companies that they support.""For open-source management, FOSSA's out-of-the-box policy engine is easy to use, but the list of licenses is not as complete as we would like it to be. They should add more open-source licenses to the selection.""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 them it across the entire organization.""I wish there was a way that you could have a more global rollout of it, instead of having to do it in each repository individually. It's possible, that's something that is offered now, or maybe if you were using the CI Jenkins, you'd be able to do that. But with Travis, there wasn't an easy way to do that. At least not that I could find. That was probably the biggest issue.""On the dashboard, there should be an option to increase the column width so that we can see the complete name of the GitHub repository. Currently, on the dashboard, we see the list of projects, but to see the complete name, you have to hover your mouse over an item, which is annoying.""One thing that can sometimes be difficult with FOSSA is understanding all that it can do. One of the ways that I've been able to unlock some of those more advanced features is through conversations with the absolutely awesome customer success team at FOSSA, but it has been a little bit difficult to find some of that information separately on my own through FAQs and other information channels that FOSSA has. The improvement is less about the product itself and more about empowering FOSSA customers to know and understand how to unlock its full potential.""I would like the FOSSA API to be broader. I would like not to have to interact with the GUI at all, to do the work that I want to do. I would like them to do API-first development, rather than a focus on the GUI."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Good reporting functionalities.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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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    FOSSA
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    Overview
    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.

    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
    AppDyanmic, Uber, Twitter, Zendesk, Confluent
    google, amazon, cisco, netflix, oracle, vmware, facebook
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company44%
    Legal Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Snyk, Sonatype, GitLab and others in Software Composition Analysis (SCA). Updated: June 2022.
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    FOSSA is ranked 7th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 8 reviews while JFrog Xray is ranked 8th in Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with 1 review. FOSSA is rated 8.8, while JFrog Xray is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JFrog Xray writes "Stable, scalable and offers great reporting functionalities". FOSSA is most compared with Black Duck, Snyk, Mend, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and Veracode Software Composition Analysis, whereas JFrog Xray is most compared with Black Duck, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle, Fortify Static Code Analyzer and GitLab.

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