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WhiteSource is an open source security and license compliance management platform. It was founded in 2011 by Ron Rymon, Azi Cohen, and Rami Sass.[1][2]


The company was founded after its three co-founders sold their previous company, Eurekify, to CA Technologies. During the due diligence process, the co-founders experienced first hand the challenge in generating an accurate open source inventory report.[3]


The company launched its open source license management platform. The software discovers open source components in the customers’ apps.[4][5] It then alerts them when a vulnerable code is added to the software projects that are being used or when threats pop up that affect the existing software.[6][7]


Main investors in the company include Susquehanna Growth Equity, 83North, Microsoft Ventures, David Strohm and the Israeli Innovation Authority. The company has raised $46 million as of 2018.[6][3][2][8]


WhiteSource Bolt was launched in 2016.[9]


  1. ^ Harris, Richard. "WhiteSource Bolt detects vulnerable open source components". App Developer Magazine. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  2. ^ a b "Open source software co WhiteSource raises $10m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  3. ^ a b "Whitesource מגייסת מיליון דולר; תנהל את ספריות הקוד הפתוח שלכם [גיוס] | גיקטיים". www.geektime.co.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  4. ^ "WhiteSource offers open-source license management as a service". SD Times. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  5. ^ Messmer, Ellen. "Security of open-source software again being scrutinized". Network World. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  6. ^ a b Greene, Tim. "Open source code is common, potentially dangerous, in enterprise apps". Network World. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  7. ^ "5 Advantages of Using Open Source Software". TechCo. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  8. ^ "WhiteSource nabs $35M to track open source code for security vulnerabilities". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  9. ^ "R Consortium announced IBM is a Platinum member, smartphone sales slowing down, and WhiteSource's new developer tool". SD Times. 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2018-02-20.

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