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Confidently manage software origins and obligations Eliminate delays in the development cycle due to licensing issues Lower litigation risks Ensure consistency between approved software components and code base Speed & simplify code reviews and 3rd party licensing Automate manual code review processes Significantly reduce costs while improving accuracy Set and manage software reuse policy across the enterprise Monitor distributed workgroups Integrate into established systems & processes

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  • + Functional details

    Solution to detect, identify and manage software assets and their license terms. Protex detects code matches between an applications source code and the Black Duck Knowledge Base of open source code. It then manages the identification of used components, the license terms and their approval for use in the particular product. Continuous use ensures compliance with the approved components.

  • + Business problem

    - Automate validation of IP compliance against your open source policy - Discovery of open source IP compliance and policy issues earlier in the software lifecycle to reduce the cost of rework and mitigation - Reduce risk and ensure regulatory compliance Improve productivity with an automated approach instead of a manual approach - Compliance & Governance through audit trails ( bill of materials) deep process controls, and reproducibility

  • + Business opportunity

    Accelerate time-to-market? Improve productivity? Reduce your risk with Open Source

    • Through more agile, iterative development cycles
    • Through the elimination of manual handoffs and bottlenecks
    • Through improved visibility on open source policy violations
    • Reduced development cost – through standardized processes, and team efficiency

  • + Competitive advantage

    Protex software open source compliance management expands the IBM Rational governance and risk management solution set by providing analysis and reporting that can help development organizations mitigate business risk by validating the proper combination of open source and proprietary software licenses within their code. The resulting solution brings together developers, managers, lawyers and business decision makers within an automated environment that supports both the accelerated pace of development and the heightened sensitivity to licenses and controls required by enterprises that build or maintain software applications. The combined offering helps your business take maximum advantage of open source and component software reuse, while helping you satisfy the obligations associated with the code you use.

  • + Industries

    Computer Services Industry
       Prepackaged Software

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Business Operations
          Security and Disaster Recovery
       Computer Services
          Systems Management
       Enterprise Resource Planning (a.k.a. Enterprise Application Systems (EAS)
          Supply Chain Management Extensions
       Product Lifecycle Management
          Product Lifecycle Express
       Professional Services
          Legal Services
          Practice Management
       Science and Technology
          Research and Development
       Supply Chain Management
          Asset Management
          Supply Chain Execution
          Supply Chain Management Services
          Supply Chain Planning

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported


  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

       IBM Systems: System i
       IBM Systems: System i
       IBM Systems: System i

  • + Services

    Services: Integration

  • + Software

    IBM Rational
          Rational Build Forge Enterprise Edition
          Rational Build Forge Standard Edition

Date last modified:    Sep 14, 2012

Contact information

Tim Kenny


Black Duck Software
8 NE Executive Park
Suite 221
Burlington, MA 01803
United States

+1 781 7818915100

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