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Dependency CI vs WhiteSource: What are the differences?
Dependency CI: Continuous testing for your dependencies. Automatic compliance testing for all of the dependencies in your application; WhiteSource: *Continuously monitoring open source libraries for vulnerabilities *. It automatically identiﬁes all the open source components and dependencies in your build by constant and automatic cross-referencing of your open source components.
Dependency CI and WhiteSource can be categorized as "Dependency Monitoring" tools.
I'm beginning to research the right way to better integrate how we achieve SCA / shift-left / SecureDevOps / secure software supply chain. If you use or have evaluated WhiteSource, Snyk, Sonatype Nexus, SonarQube or similar, I would very much appreciate your perspective on strengths and weaknesses and how you selected your ultimate solution. I want to integrate with GitLab CI.
I'd recommend Snyk since it provides an IDE extension for Developers, SAST, auto PR security fixes, container, IaC and includes open source scanning as well. I like their scoring method as well for better prioritization. I was able to remove most of the containers and cli tools I had in my pipelines since Snyk covers secrets, vulns, security and some code cleaning. SAST has false positives but the scoring helps. Also had to spend time putting some training docs but their engineers helped out with content.