Commercial source code scanning tools have become quite the hot topic for CIO’s, software development managers, in-house counsel, and enterprise architecture teams over the last eight to ten years. The emergence of these new technologies obviously has direct correlation to the maturity of open source software, which is now just as common as commercially-licensed software in medium to large enterprise data centers. Additionally, the distribution of open source into the consumer market is undeniable making source code scanning a critical risk mitigation measure for all companies that are buying or selling modern technology. Today’s article will briefly explain “noise reduction” and the process of using multiple matching techniques in a source code scanning tool.
Q2 just ended for most of us, and the ink is probably still drying on P&L statements across the world. For many, this time of year is about vacations, R&R, catching our breath and shifting our focus to the second half of the year.
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