Protecode, an innovative provider of open source software license management tools, today announced enhancements to its flagship product, Protecode System 4, and its recently released unlimited file scanning tool, Protecode Compact. Enhancements include improved command-line invocation, new automation reporting options, expanded encryption detection, and an enriched graphical dashboard.
Automated workflows have been enhanced to include a new CSV report that can be triggered via the command line interface. Code scans are fully automated using a continuous integration tool (i.e. Jenkins) and generate a CSV report containing all code attributes including: license and copyright information, policy violations, approval status, encryption content, and security vulnerabilities on a one-line-per-file basis. Reports can be processed by external scripts for further automation, or imported into Excel for further personalization. Additionally, textual reports can be generated in Microsoft Word and PDF formats for easy customization or immediate consumption.
Protecode products now feature an enhanced encryption detection algorithm that can better isolate code containing encryption content. Many jurisdictions have export controls in place that require disclosure of encryption algorithms embedded in the product.
Protecode has continued to invest heavily on user interfaces and usability. A new graphical dashboard enables a single-glance view of licenses, policy warnings, violations, and the approval process.
“Open source license management is evolving,” said Normand Glaude, chief operating officer, Protecode. “Our recent workflow integration, usability and obligation management enhancements reflect the needs of our customers and the ever changing landscape.”