Today, developers are leveraging more than 70% of open source software (OSS) in their proprietary applications to create things faster, better and cheaper, speed up time to market and drive innovation. In this new environment, security vulnerabilities, data breaches & compliance lawsuits are real concerns. So, you would need to have full visibility for your code. That’s where we at Lyra Infosystems can help!
Open Source Audit is all about discovering open source license compliance issues at the same time detecting open source security vulnerabilities and fixing them. According to third party industry info, 95% of the code bases contain undisclosed open source code while 75% of audits contain unknown licenses.
Open Source Audits are a important part of any merger and acquisition (M&A) or initial public offering (IPO) process. To uncover any instances of copyright infringement, potential buyers need to have a strong evidence of what all open source components or packages and associated licenses are present in their target’s code base. Taking into account the high volume of open source components used by developers to build modern software and the fact that a particular open source’s component’s proper use is not only determined by the license it comes with, but also the dependencies.
And, to track open source usage manually, developers first will have to dedicate their precious time to dig rather than code, and any result will likely be inaccurate due to the human error. Due to the large amounts of open source components contained within modern software products and hundreds of CVEs being released every year, manual tracking of these open source security issues is no simple task.
Lyra Infosystems has been conducting hundreds of open source audits for companies – big enterprises or small medium businesses. Our Open source audit experts provide you with the most comprehensive analysis making use Open Source and Audit tools along with a wide range of code scanning techniques. We’ll scan your software’s source code, binaries and dependencies and, if necessary, issue immediate vulnerability alerts and remediation.
An open source software audit will help your business legal, operation, engineering and security teams to get a bird’s eye view of all the open source software and third-party code, along with their associated licenses & legal obligations.
We can help you shed light on the amount of open source code and third-party components & licenses available in your source code. With Lyra’ quick and responsive methodology we can help you reduce risk to your organization to potential legal and security issues. We will also help you develop and continuously improve your Open Source Management process and help you craft a open source policy.
Lyra’s knowledge base provides highest level of accuracy in the industry. How?
We match the code against the Lyra Knowledge-base database which comprises of 13 million open source components (including data sources and license types) with support for 25+ languages, 70+ extensions. You get complete info about multiple sources of security vulnerabilities from large database. We use third-party and commercial detection techniques for Copyright, Email/URLs, code snippets, dynamic search terms, search strings in binaries and other detection techniques to ensure accurate list of software inventory.
How Lyra’s Open Source Audits can help your business, legal, security and engineering teams?
- Mitigating legal risks and protect your IP by finding unknown or undeclared open source software (OSS) and third party code.
- Discovering conflicts in licenses, security vulnerabilities and other high impact risks that may affect your software.
- Identifying open source license obligations or compliance issues embedded inside your commercial software.
- Complying with Open Source Software licenses.
- Understanding potential issues before they even impact you.
- Assisting you in creating and setting up a open source policy for your organization.