Black Duck Software Enhances Code-Scanning Portfolio

Offering complements Black Duck Assessment Services, extends security capability

Dec 14, 2010, 09:10 ET from Black Duck Software

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating application development through the managed use of open source software, today announced it will enhance its code-scanning assessment services with the addition of IBM® Rational® AppScan Source Edition (SE).

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IBM Rational AppScan SE scans source code, automating application security testing by scanning applications, identifying vulnerabilities and generating reports with intelligent fix recommendations to ease remediation. Adding AppScan to Black Duck's Software IP Assessment Services brings an additional dimension to the security analysis offered as part of the service.  

Clients of Black Duck's services employ the assessments for both internal code analysis and discovery and technical due diligence in the context of an acquisition. The services have primarily been focused on identifying open source components and associated licensing issues, but Black Duck has been broadening the analysis options.

Black Duck is an IBM PartnerWorld advanced level Business Partner. The Black Duck Suite, the company's enterprise-class solution for the application lifecycle management of open source software, integrates seamlessly with the latest versions of Rational Build Forge and Rational Team Concert and has been successfully validated through the Ready for IBM Rational software offering.

"Black Duck Software IP Assessment customers will benefit from the added assessment of security vulnerabilities," said Phil Odence, VP Business Development, Black Duck Software. "Partnering with experts at IBM Rational extends the value Black Duck offers its customers."

"As security and compliance threats continue to increase everyday, companies must take a proactive approach to design secure applications from the start." said Steve Robinson, general manager, IBM Security Solutions. "This collaboration helps to bring enhanced security analysis capabilities directly to Black Duck's customers."

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About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of free and open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck® enables companies to shorten time-to-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with free and open source software. Black Duck Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source and, the largest community for and free public directory of open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, California, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. For more information, visit

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