TEL AVIV, Israel --- WhiteSource launches an open source management tool integrated within the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) platforms - the WhiteSource Bolt. WhiteSource also announced all Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 subscribers will be offered a free six-month subscription to the WhiteSource Bolt tool.
WhiteSource Bolt runs within the continuous integration pipeline of the VSTS and TFS products, so users can detect vulnerable open source components, get remediation suggestions and generate comprehensive, up-to-date open source inventory, licenses and security vulnerabilities reports inside the Microsoft Visual Studio build environment.
This unique solution was developed to answer the need of software development teams. It automatically detects vulnerable open source components and continuously tracks open source usage and licenses. WhiteSource Bolt is a lightweight solution that will help software developers to identify problematic open source components earlier in the development process, therefore increasing the overall security and quality of released applications and avoiding surprises before and after release.
The full WhiteSource solution can integrate with the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC): repositories, build tools, continuous integration (CI) servers, issue trackers and other application security tools. It also automates the entire process of open source components selection, approval and management. Thus, including automated policy enforcement, developers' tool for the evaluation process and remediation guidance.
Microsoft's Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server, an enterprise-grade server for teams to share code, track work, and ship software - for any language, is one of the foremost platforms of its kind. Its collaborative nature as a platform for shared projects makes it an ideal place for WhiteSource's open source component management, allowing teams to save time and produce better code.
For more information, visit http://www.whitesourcesoftware.com/vse_whitesource_bolt