Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and WhiteSource: Buyer's guide and reviews October 2019

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of software composition analysis solutions.

An explosive increase in open source usage within enterprise has made it increasingly difficult for companies to track open source components using their traditional methods. Now, it has become necessary to automate the open source management process. Software composition analysis is a relatively new concept that acts as an open source management tool, helping businesses to deal with the increased usage of open source in the workplace.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 12-page document selected two leading solutions in the software composition analysis market and compiled a detailed and a direct comparison of both the offerings.

Rating the top software composition analysis solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 11 solution providers in their vendor directory and selected two standout software composition analysis solutions, Sonatype Nexus Lifecycle and WhiteSource, to compare in this buyer's guide.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.


Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used software composition analysis solutions in the marketplace today.