MergeBase Vs Sonatype
Choosing the right software composition analysis solution to protect your enterprise from open source vulnerabilities is critical. Here is the best information that can help you make the right decision.
MergeBase offers open source security that meets the demands of a dynamic modern DevSecOps environment. Its solutions provide visibility into the real risk of open source with the lowest false positives in the industry.
Sonatype provides vulnerability management across the software development life cycle, basic license detection, and compliance management.
MergeBase accurately identifies the highest number of true vulnerabilities with the lowest false positives. MergeBase provides security analysts with an instant component inventory and “live” vulnerability reports for a given application.
Visibility: High, accurate
Sonatype found 27% fewer vulnerabilities than the top solution. Sonatype needs better tracking of transitive dependencies; otherwise, the team must research which component is the one they need to target. Your organization needs to determine whether complete visibility matters.
CodeGreen by MergeBase empowers developers to code securely. CodeGreen gives developer-friendly tools, guidance, integration directly into your code repositories, and enterprise controls so that they have early awareness to help your organization “shift left.”
Developer Friendly: Yes, Complete
Sonatype lacks developer tools, so features like real-time notifications from the scans are missing. When the component used migrates to a repo that wasn’t indexed by Sonatype, scans will identify a component as an “unknown”. Developers have to research and verify “unknowns” and cause extra work. Sonatype covers only ten languages and the support for some are immature. For example, .NET language support is limited.
Developer Friendly: No
MergeBase has a set of three integrated solutions that are tailor-made for each stage of the development lifecycle, be it coding, building and deploying or production.MergeBase integrates seamlessly into your security workflow, and the onboarding process is fast and can take from hours to weeks.
SDLC Integration: Complete
Sonatype integrates into your software development lifecycle, but it requires significant implementation effort from your organization. The API’s and Plugin support for your integration may not be available with your security ecosystem, so you will need to verify upfront. For example, Sonatype doesn’t fully support TeamCity.
MergeBase provides intelligent remediation options. It provides guidance to developers on what version to move to, or you can surgically block or monitor suspicious pieces in open source libraries. MergeBase offers remediation guidance so that developers are empowered with security information that helps them prioritize and automated workflows to save them time.
Triage and Remediation Options: Advanced
Triage and remediation tools are limited. Organizations have indicated that these tools are incomplete and not production-ready. Controls and fine-tuning scan criteria like usage is not available.
Triage and Remediation Options: Incomplete
MergeBase total cost of ownership is amongst the lowest compared to its industry peers. It is a SaaS solution from the ground up which automatically enables continuous upgrades streamlines the onboarding process and operations. The low false positives help reduce resource, technology, and process costs to own and operate your open source security program.
Total Cost of Ownership: Low
Sonatype pricing bundles do not feel transparent to customers. Customers may feel compelled to adopt the entire Sonatype ecosystem for better pricing but at a cost of losing the flexibility of a diversified security vendor program. The lack of developer tools translates to the organization not being able to tackle issues early when the cost to triage is the lowest.
Total Cost of Ownership: Highest
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Selecting the right open source security solution is critical to protecting your organization and your budget. The bottom line is you need a full-featured and cost-effective solution that s quickly adopted by all your teams. MergeBase provides visibility to the real risk in their applications from vulnerable open source components at every stage of the development lifecycle. MergeBase accelerates triage by minimizing false positives and deemphasizing vulnerabilities in unused code. It automates remediation during development and can block attacks on vulnerable components in production.
For more information on this guide and to learn more about how MergeBase can help protect your organization from open source risk please connect with us for a remote consultation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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