WhiteSource to Offer Its Open Source Management Solution to Users of Grunt and Bower

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WhiteSource customers can now manage open source components in all major programming languages and development environments.

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By supporting Grunt and Bower we are empowering engineering executives to control open source use in teams that program in JavaScript

WhiteSource, the leading provider of open source management solutions, announced today the release and general availability of its solution for the JavaScript tools Grunt and Bower. WhiteSource, which helps engineering executives to effortlessly manage the use of open source components in their software, is offering a solution for all major programming languages (Java, C/C++, Obj-C, .NET, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, npm and Scala) and development environment (including Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, TeamCity, Atlassian Bamboo and many more).

Open source components make up a significant part of commercial software but are often undermanaged. WhiteSource fully automates all open source management needs, reducing risks, and guaranteeing the continuity and integrity of open source component management.

“WhiteSource is committed to helping companies manage the open source components in their software development, whatever language or development environment their teams use,” said Rami Sass, WhiteSource CEO and Founder. “Most companies use several programming languages – each has its purpose. However, open source policy and management should apply to all parts of the company’s software. Engineering executives need to manage these from one place, for all teams. Only a solution that offers a wide support can be used for managing open source and enforcing company-wide policy.

JavaScript has been gaining popularity. The TIOBE Index, which ranks programming languages based on their popularity, shows that JavaScript’s popularity went up from 9th to 6th place in the past year. “We support any type of JavaScript as well as npm. The support of Grunt and Bower, which are becoming very popular among JavaScript programmers, complements our offering to JavaScript programmers. By supporting Grunt and Bower we are empowering engineering executives to control open source use in teams that program in JavaScript,” says Rami.

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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