SCA – Software Composition Analysis

Don't Ship Code Without It​

Checkmarx SCA™ allows your developers to build software with confidence using a mix of custom and open source code. You need to know the libraries they’re using are secure. Checkmarx SCA is the software composition analysis tool designed to do exactly that, backed by an expert research team uncovering the latest open source risks.

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Put the brakes on security vulnerabilities.


Discover the open source in your code base and any of its hidden vulnerabilities. Build a searchable software bill of materials (SBOM) using Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis (SCA) with Supply Chain Security (SCS). It’s the tool that will let you confidently and securely embrace the use of open source code.

The usage of open source in applications has become the rule rather than the exception, and that has brought challenges. Dev teams now must identify open source dependencies, vulnerable components, and potential license conflicts. They’re also inevitably tasked with enforcing open source supply chain security.

Checkmarx SCA with Supply Chain Security (SCS) offers a more comprehensive approach to preventing supply chain attacks and securing open source usage. Our innovative approach empowers developers with a single, integrated platform to perform vulnerability, behavioral, and reputational analysis. By natively integrating advanced behavioral analysis into SCA, Checkmarx gives developers a streamlined, frictionless user experience to fortify their organization’s supply chain security.


Uncover Compromised Dependencies

Scan code for vulnerable or malicious libraries. Use guidance from our expert research team to remediate the most critical issues first.


When an open source library, module, or other dependency you integrate into your application has a known vulnerability or has been deliberately compromised, you need to find and fix it immediately.

You could try to manage this risk by manually poring over vulnerability databases and matching alerts with dependencies you use … or you could automate the process with Checkmarx SCA, which scans your codebase for you, searching for open source components, and then alerting you if they’re subject to vulnerabilities.

Checkmarx SCA also provides information about exploitable paths for each vulnerability to tell you if you’re truly at risk. With this context, you can accurately assess the risk metrics of a vulnerability and identify the most efficient mitigation plan. If a fix isn’t yet available from the upstream open source project, for example, you can block the data inputs attackers need to exploit the vulnerability, effectively mitigating it until the underlying flaw is resolved.


Manage Open Source License Risks

Know which open source licenses you’ve accepted. Highlight any intellectual property risks to your business.

There’s a widespread myth that all open source code can be freely reused in any way, with few hard-and-fast rules that developers need to follow when using that code.

The reality is much more complicated. Some open source licenses require the attribution of the original developers. Others require that derivative applications also be released under open source licenses. Still others could allow a library’s original developers to require payments for the use of their code. After all, despite popular belief, open source isn’t necessarily free, and alleged licensing violations can make businesses the target of major lawsuits.

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