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WhiteSource’s open source management solution gains traction as company’s revenue increases by over 500%

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WhiteSource is the only solution in the market that is comprehensive, covers all popular languages and development environments, and can be deployed instantaneously and effortlessly

WhiteSource, the market leader in open source component management, announced today the results for 2014. The number of customers increased by over 400%, while revenues increased by over 500%.

“2014 was an important year for open source management,” says Rami Sass, WhiteSource CEO. “As use of open source in commercial software rapidly grows, proper management of open source components becomes crucial.”

WhiteSource is the only solution in the market that is comprehensive, covers all popular languages and development environments, and can be deployed instantaneously and effortlessly.

Rami adds, “It was important for us to develop a solution that accelerates adoption of open source components by making open source component management effortless. To do that, we put great emphasis on ease of deployment, usability and integration with the software development lifecycle. Completeness was another important aspect: we support all programming languages in a single consistent manner. The solution was designed to accommodate the needs of companies of all sizes.”

In 2014, WhiteSource customers used it to manage open source in 7,946 projects, written in languages such as Java, C#, Python, npm, Ruby, Scala, C/C++, Obj-c and JavaScript. WhiteSource customers use a variety of tools, including Maven, Ant, Gradle, NAnt, Jankins, TeamCity, Bamboo, TFS, OpenShift and Artifactory.

2014 is also the year open source security vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed and Shellshock made national headlines. “Security vulnerabilities are one aspect of open source management. Our customers are regularly notified when security vulnerabilities or new versions are announced for the open source components that they use. So when Heartbleed was disclosed, our customers knew that they will be notified if they are exposed to it,” says Rami.

All in all, WhiteSource sent its customers 13,567 security alerts and 52,624 new version alerts in 2014.

“2014 has been a great year for us, and we expect 2015 to be even better. We have worked hard over the past four years to provide customers with a complete, mature and practical open source management solution, and we plan to continue doing so in 2015.”

About WhiteSource Software

WhiteSource helps engineering executives to effortlessly manage the use of open source components in their software.

Open source components, a significant and important part of commercial software today, are often substantially undermanaged. This may result in serious legal, security and functional risks.

WhiteSource set out to make management of open source components effortless and accessible to companies of all sizes.

WhiteSource fully automates all open source management needs: open source components detection, license risk and compliance analysis and policy enforcement along with security vulnerabilities and new version alerts. Designed for engineering executives, a complete suite of control, reporting and management tools make managing open source truly effortless.

An integral part of your software development environment, WhiteSource guarantees the continuity and integrity of open source management, and reduces respective risks. WhiteSource provides a complete solution that supports all languages, including C/C++, Java, .Net, NPM, Obj-c, Python and others. The solution seamlessly plugs into all popular build tools.

WhiteSource is a venture-backed company with offices in Israel, NY and Silicon Valley.

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