Protex Binary Analysis Tool Integration to Offer Deeper Analysis of Custom Binaries

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

BURLINGTON, MA: Black Duck Software, a provider of management solutions for open source software, added new deep binary analysis capabilities to Protex, a solution for managing open source compliance. 

Protex enables organizations to gauge which licenses govern the modification, use and distribution of open source binaries and source code in their code base. Protex Binary Analysis Tool integration building on Protex’s license-compliance capabilities, offers deeper analysis of custom binaries that may include open source code carrying additional license obligations and restrictions. 

The Binary Analysis Tool (BAT) is open source software that analyzes data from more than 30 types of compressed files, file systems and installers to identify use of open source software. The Protex BAT Integration offers customers to not only access the Black Duck’s KnowledgeBase which has more than 1.2 Mn open source projects and licensing data, but also an additional BAT KnowledgeBase with compliance data on 200,000 open source binary packages. Protex and BAT together yield an inclusive picture of open source software usage and associated license compliance risk on both source code and binary files in a single view. 

 “Companies in software supply chains are increasing their awareness of license compliance issues in their suppliers’ code to avoid costly litigation. The Protex Binary Analysis Tool integration combines the power of the Binary Analysis Tool with Protex to provide supply chains with a way to look at both their source code and their binaries to ensure they are shipping without any license issues,” says Armijn Hemel, Owner of Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions, and Founder of the Binary Analysis project.