Sonatype launches Insight Application Health Check
July 25, 2012 —
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Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced the launch of Insight Application Health Check, the first easy way to analyze the components that make up an application and the latest service in the Sonatype Insight product suite for ensuring the integrity of open-source components at every phase of the software lifecycle. Insight Application Health Check is a powerful application analysis tool that enables users to pull back the curtain on the true contents of their applications. In minutes, users can scan and analyze an application, create a list of components, and understand potential risks and opportunities associated with each component.
More than 80 percent of a typical Java application is assembled from existing open-source components and frameworks. But most organizations have only a limited understanding of the true composition of their most critical applications – which can leave them exposed to potential security, quality, and intellectual property risks. More alarming is that few development organizations maintain an inventory of open-source components used in production applications – only 32 percent according to a recent study. For the first time, Sonatype is putting tooling in the hands of anyone, anywhere in the software development lifecycle – from an individual developer all the way to a compliance officer. This is incredibly disruptive in situations where development and compliance functions are disconnected – which is nearly every large organization. Now organizations have fast and accurate information upfront, to avoid costly and time-consuming rework later.
Insight Application Health Check is ideal for rapid and precise analysis of applications in development, prior to deployment, as well as for spot-checking applications received from external suppliers. The on-demand service analyzes the composition of software applications, providing comprehensive visibility into previously unknown risks caused by incorporating problematic open-source components. Users can generate a free summary report that provides a breakdown of every component in the application and alerts them to potential security and licensing problems. To drill down and explore specific vulnerabilities, users can purchase a one-time Insight Application Health Check report for an introductory price of only $99.