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Manage Risk with Open-Source Code Scanning Tools

Using open-source and third-party components is the norm, but it brings risks. Kiuwan Software Composition Analysis tools scans these components to identify security and compliance risks so that your projects aren’t exposed. Maintain a secure and compliant codebase, safeguard your project from breaches, and protect your reputation.

Simple Open Source Scanning

Check Open Source Components

Open-source components are integral to software development but may have security vulnerabilities and licensing issues. A Kiuwan SCA scan checks for this automatically so that your development team can confidently use open-source code without added risks.

Automate Code Management

Automating the management of open-source components and security vulnerabilities helps your development team work efficiently. Kiuwan SCA continuously scans for vulnerabilities, providing real-time updates and reducing the overhead associated with manual checks.

Seamless Workflow Integration

Kiuwan SCA works with your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), providing an easy-to-use solution that enables the continuity and integrity of open-source management. Whether you use cloud-based or local development environments, Kiuwan fits seamlessly into the workflow.

Kiuwan Works With Your Dev Tools

30+ Programming Languages

  • Java
  • C#
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Objective-C
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • Scala
  • Ruby

Repositories/Version Control Systems

  • Git
  • Subversion (SVN)
  • Mercurial
  • Microsoft TFS (Team Foundation Server)

CI/CD Integrations

  • Jenkins
  • Bamboo
  • TeamCity
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps

Kiuwan SCA Software Features

Identify Components

Kiuwan SCA provides a comprehensive inventory of all open-source and third-party components used in your software projects. This means complete visibility into the components that make up your applications.

With an accurate and up-to-date inventory, development teams can quickly understand what external code is incorporated into their builds. This simplifies managing dependencies, tracking component versions and making sure that all software parts are accounted for.

By knowing exactly what components are in use, you can make informed decisions about updates, replacements, and security assessments.
Detect Threats

Security is the top priority in software development, and Kiuwan SCA excels in detecting threats within your open-source and third-party components.

By continuously scanning for vulnerabilities against the NIST National Vulnerability Database and other sources, Kiuwan keeps security issues from going unnoticed. This means proactive threat detection that keeps your software secure from potential breaches.

With real-time alerts and detailed reports on identified vulnerabilities, your team can address security risks promptly, minimizing exposure and protecting sensitive data.
Avoid Obsolescence

Keeping your software components up-to-date is crucial for maintaining security and performance. Kiuwan SCA helps you avoid obsolescence by tracking the lifecycle of each component and providing automatic updates and alerts for outdated or inactive libraries.

For users, this means your software is always running on the latest and most secure versions of its components.

By avoiding obsolescence, you reduce the risk of vulnerabilities associated with outdated code and guarantee compatibility with new technologies and standards. This enhances the security and efficiency of applications and extends their longevity and reliability.

What Can Kiuwan Open-Source Code Scanning Do for You?

Increase Efficiency

Kiuwan streamlines the process of managing open-source components, allowing your development team to work more efficiently. By automating the scanning and analysis of third-party and open-source code, Kiuwan reduces the time and effort required for manual checks so you can spend more time on core development tasks rather than getting bogged down in security and compliance reviews. Get quick, actionable insights, helping your team to address issues promptly and keep your projects on schedule. 
Identify Security Risks

With Kiuwan, identifying security risks in your open-source components becomes part of your development workflow. The platform continuously scans for vulnerabilities so that your code remains secure against the latest threats. This translates into peace of mind knowing that every component is scrutinized for potential risks, reducing the likelihood of security breaches. By proactively addressing vulnerabilities, you protect your end users' data and uphold your organization's reputation.
Isolate Dependencies

Managing dependencies can be a complex and time-consuming task, but Kiuwan simplifies this process by isolating and managing them effectively. Get clear visibility into how different components interact within your software. Kiuwan identifies and eliminates unused or redundant code, reducing bloat and potential conflicts in your applications. By isolating dependencies, your development team will be aware of how each component serves a specific purpose and contributes to the overall functionality and security of the application.

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Did You Know?

Many developers overlook code security when building applications. 97% of all applications in the market use open-source code, and 90% of companies use it.

Flexible Licensing to Fit Your Needs

Single Scan

  • Starting at $1,199
  • Best for a security audit
  • 1–5 one-time scans
  • Component inventory
  • Technical support
  • Obsolescence management

Continuous Scanning

  • Best for continuous security
  • Unlimited scans
  • Technical support
  • Obsolescence management
  • License risk management
  • CI integration

Still Not Sure? Your Questions Answered

What is Software Composition Analysis and why is it important?

Software Composition Analysis (SCA) is a process that identifies and manages open-source components within a codebase. It is crucial because it helps developers and organizations ensure that their applications are secure, compliant, and up-to-date by detecting vulnerabilities, license compliance issues, and obsolete components. SCA tools like Kiuwan automate this process, providing continuous monitoring and actionable insights to mitigate risks and improve overall software quality.

How does SCA integrate into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)?

SCA integrates seamlessly into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) by embedding security checks at various stages of development. Tools like Kiuwan SCA can be incorporated into CI/CD pipelines, version control systems, and development environments, enabling continuous scanning and monitoring of open-source components. This integration ensures that security and compliance are maintained throughout the development process, from coding to deployment.

Can Kiuwan detect all types of vulnerabilities in open-source components?

Kiuwan is the best of the SCA tools because it is designed to detect a wide range of vulnerabilities in open-source components by continuously scanning databases such as the NIST National Vulnerability Database. While SCA tools are highly effective in identifying known vulnerabilities, it is important to complement them with other security measures like Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and dynamic testing to ensure comprehensive coverage of potential risks.

How does SCA help with license compliance for open-source components?

SCA tools help manage license compliance by identifying the licenses associated with each open-source component used in a project. They provide detailed information on license terms and conditions, helping organizations avoid legal risks associated with improper use of open-source software. By managing license obligations proactively, SCA tools ensure that all components are used in accordance with their licenses, preventing potential legal issues.

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Neglecting software component management can expose your projects to security breaches and compliance risks, potentially costing you both financially and reputationally. Discover the straightforward and cost-effective way to manage open-source components with Kiuwan Software Composition Analysis, and ensure your software is secure, compliant, and up-to-date.

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