SOURCE: OpenLogic


May 25, 2012 09:00 ET

OpenLogic Announces 730% Increase in Open Source Scans

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - OpenLogic, provider of open source scanners, open source governance solutions and community-backed open source support for the data center and the cloud, today announced that it saw a more than 730% increase in the number of files scanned in Q1 2012 over Q1 2011.

"OpenLogic has become a trusted open source partner for hundreds of Fortune 500 enterprise customers, as well as medium-sized businesses," said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "Our enterprise customers applaud our open source scanners' speed and accuracy and appreciate that our product roadmap is driven largely by customer input. Our agility has enabled us to conduct scans on millions of files quickly and accurately for our growing number of customers."

Open source scanning tools have become increasingly important for the enterprise, as the use of open source continues to grow. Gartner reports that more than half of enterprises have already adopted open source software. Scanning tools are essential for helping organizations to identify which open-source components they are using and how to comply with open source license obligations in order to avoid legal disputes.

OpenLogic offers open source scanning products and services engagements that help enterprises safely manage and leverage open source software. OpenLogic helps customers understand how much open source it uses, where specific open source packages are used, and what needs to be done to ensure compliance with open source licenses.

OpenLogic Open Source Scanners

OpenLogic features SaaS-based scanning solutions including two open source scanning tools and a platform for reporting open source license obligations.

  • OSS Discovery is a free open source scanning tool that finds the open source software included in internal applications and installed on corporate workstations and servers. OSS Discovery does not require access to source code, so it's ideal for taking inventory of open source in deployed applications or on servers and desktops.
  • OSS Deep Discovery scans source code and binaries to identify open source code and licenses, even when the open source code has been modified or copied. OSS Deep Discovery is ideal for enterprises that are engaged in M&A activities or that distribute software or products containing software. OSS Deep Discovery can be licensed for in-house use, or OSS Deep Discovery scans can be performed as a service by OpenLogic.
  • The Open Source License Compliance Module is an add-on feature of OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) that enables enterprises to report on open source code -- and the associated license obligations -- included in products or applications. The Open Source License Compliance module integrates with OSS Deep Discovery, as well as third-party source code scanning tools. It provides a list of open source license obligations based on how the open source code was used, and it highlights any potential license conflicts.

To learn more about OpenLogic's open source scanning tools, please visit

About OpenLogic
OpenLogic is a leading provider of enterprise open source solutions for the cloud and the data center. OpenLogic helps hundreds of leading enterprises across a wide range of industries to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic offers certification, commercial-grade technical support and indemnification for over 650 open source packages backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also offers CloudSwing, a complete open PaaS solution for enterprises seeking to deploy applications and customized open source stacks in the cloud, and OLEX Enterprise Edition, a SaaS solution for open source scanning and governance.

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