2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for WhiteSource?

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GP
IT Service Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
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Top 20
2022-07-17T14:21:00Z
Jul 17, 2022

We always negotiate for the best price possible, and as far as I know, Mend has done an excellent job with their pricing. Our management is happy with the pricing, which has led to renewals.

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Kevin Dsouza - PeerSpot reviewer
Intramural OfficialIntramural at Northeastern University
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-06T19:15:30Z
Jul 6, 2022

I don’t have any information in regards to pricing.

ZvikaRonen - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at FOSSAware
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2022-05-15T12:32:00Z
May 15, 2022

Its pricing model is per developer. It depends on the number of developers in the company. The license is for a minimum of 20 developers. So, even if you are a small startup with less than 10 developers, you have to buy a license for 20 developers on a yearly subscription, which makes it quite expensive for startup customers. I provide consultation to startup accelerators. They're small at the beginning, and only once they grow to 20 developers, they can afford this tool. As a result, WhiteSource is missing this target audience. Their licensing is not flexible.

Nils Hedström - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect/Developer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-12T11:02:45Z
May 12, 2022

WhiteSource is a free solution to use.

Ben Dyer - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Software Engineering at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2022-05-10T15:47:00Z
May 10, 2022

The pricing is good. One of the differentiators between them and their competitors is how they priced the product. Some companies price per run and some price per developer or per language. One thing that was nice about WhiteSource is that they didn't have that. They have a fixed cost for contributing developers, but the number of languages is irrelevant. The number of runs is irrelevant, and that's great. That way, you've got a fixed cost and you know it's not going to get any bigger if you start doing more work unless you add more developers. The pricing is clear and useful.

Shashidhar Gowda - PeerSpot reviewer
Program and Portfolio Management at Acceldata
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-02T12:13:50Z
Mar 2, 2022

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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MR
AVP at Temenos AG
Real User
2022-01-23T17:06:21Z
Jan 23, 2022

This is an expensive solution. When setting up this solution, it is important to have clear cut planning and to define the automation rules.

SK
Principal Software Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2021-08-30T10:35:31Z
Aug 30, 2021

I cannot comment on billing, as this was handled by other departments in my previous organization. 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.

AnandHosamani - PeerSpot reviewer
FOSS Coordinator at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2021-07-01T10:13:31Z
Jul 1, 2021

The solution involves a yearly licensing fee.

reviewer1250697 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at AVEVA
Vendor
2019-12-12T22:32:00Z
Dec 12, 2019

Pricing is competitive.

Daniel Hall - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

The version that we are using, WhiteSource Bolt, is a free integration with Azure DevOps.

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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 compliance management. One of the advantages of WhiteSource is the visibility and full control it offers over how open source is used in the organization. The system sends real-time alerts and reports. The software also automatically enforces your open source policies. WhiteSource integrates with your repositories and CI servers. We have workloads in multiple languages, so it was great that WhiteSource integrates with C family languages, Python, Java, Ruby, and more. The system monitors the software, correlating them against your previously set policies. When it finds a policy violation, it blocks the vulnerable, open-source component. While I like WhiteSource’s performance, the UI is not user-friendly, and it has a learning curve. It would be better if the prioritization feature would include more than Java and JavaScript. Black Duck is a software composition analysis (SCA). We liked the ease of use and integration. It was really fast for scanning the repositories. The automatic scanning integrates greatly with DevOps and SecOps. Another feature we liked of Black Duck was the comprehensive knowledge base. When the software scans the repositories, it compares the identified inventory to the Black Duck knowledge base and lists vulnerabilities and license issues. The governance was superior in WhiteSource that’s why we ultimately chose it. Black Duck’s governance is poor. You don’t have a lot of control over which team is using what. The tenancy model is also kind of complex to understand. Their pay-as-you-use pricing model ends up being more costly too. Conclusions: Black Duck is well suited for organizations that need a tool that integrates seamlessly to a continuous integration cycle. Overall, WhiteSource is a complete solution because it detects and fixes vulnerabilities on the spot.
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