Google Cloud Platform gets Black Duck integration

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Black Duck, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based company that is renowned for securing and managing open source software, has been chosen as a Google Cloud Technology Partner. The new collaboration provides Black Duck solutions to Google customers to increase security and productivity on the Google Cloud Platform through automated intelligence, visibility and control.

With the latest partnership, Black Duck Hub is debuting on Google Cloud Launcher Marketplace as a cloud service. The new offering enables organisations with the ability to scan applications and container images right on Google Cloud to identify, detect and analyse known security vulnerabilities on open source components. DevOps and security experts can also monitor compliance issues, code-quality risks and enable policy management using the Black Duck solution.

Additionally, Google Cloud users get access to Black Duck KnowledgeBase that offers a huge data store of open source components and risk intelligence.

“For very clear economic and productivity reasons organisations are highly motivated to migrate their applications to the cloud. Because open source comprises most of the code in their applications and containers, they need to be sure the open source is secure and compliant. Black Duck Hub and Google Cloud provide that assurance,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley, in a joint statement.

Features of Black Duck Hub on GCP:

  • Black Duck Hub integration with Google Container Engine (GKE) allows users to scan and monitor container images in the Google Container Registry (GCR).
  • Black Duck Hub can be used with third-party CI/CD tools on GCP, including Jenkins on Google Container Engine in a multi-node Kubernetes cluster or with Bamboo, Team City, Maven and Gradle.
  • Black Duck’s IDE integrations allow software developers to select safe and secure open source using plugins to Eclipse and Visual Studio.

Google Cloud users can install Black Duck Hub alongside their available cloud space through the Google Cloud Launcher Marketplace. The Hub solution comes with a 14-day trial to attract new adoptions.


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