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Maximize the health and security of the
open source powering your applications

Tools to manage open source software

A proactive approach to managing the
open source software supply chain

Tidelift provides the tools, data, and strategies that help organizations assess risk and improve the health, security, and resilience of the open source used in their applications.

open source maintainers

Backed by Tidelift and our maintainer partners

Tidelift partners directly with maintainers and pays them to validate the open source software organizations rely on meets enterprise standards now and into the future.

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Tidelift named Gartner Cool Vender

Proven open source management for leading organizations

The Tidelift Subscription

A proactive, people and software-powered approach
to managing open source effectively for application development teams.

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Key benefits of the Tidelift Subscription

Home Improve Visibility

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Get an complete view of open source in use across the organization, including transitive dependencies while dynamvically generating up-to-date SBOMs after every build.

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Home Improve Decision Making IconImprove decision-making

Make more informed decisions with human-reserached, validated, and normalized metadata from Tidelift and maintainer partners -- and share them across the organization.

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Home Improve Decision Making

 

Home Improve Governance

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Centralize open source security, maintenance, and licensing policies and standards while empowering developers to self-serve from catalogs of approved components.

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Validate that the components you use meet emerging enterprise standards—now and into the future—with help from Tidelift and our maintainer partners.

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Home Improve Resilliance

Tidelift partners directly with maintainers to validate their projects meet critical industry standards

Tidelift analyzes and aggregates the most meaningful industry standards (from multiple sources, including NIST and OpenSSF) and pays open source maintainers to validate their projects meet these standards.

Key enterprise standards include

  • Annotate licenses
  • Remediate vulnerable code artifacts
  • Document security-policies
  • Implement sufficient code peer review
  • Properly track and communicate package dependencies (including a bill of materials)
  • Implement a dependency update tool
  • Update their packages regularly
  • Implement two-factor-authentication

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Why software composition analysis tools aren't enough

Why software composition analysis tools aren't enough

Historically, software composition analysis (SCA) tools were one primary way to get better visibility into open source security, maintenance, and licensing risk. But, by themselves, they are not enough.

AWS + Tidelift panel: Best practices for inclusive development

AWS + Tidelift panel: Best practices for inclusive development

Inclusive is one of our core values at Tidelift. So we were delighted and inspired when our friends at AWS were interested in collaborating with us on a panel discussion about inclusive practices in open source software development.

The importance of a sound open source software supply chain management strategy

The importance of a sound open source software supply chain management strategy

Join Tidelift host Kanish Sharma and guest speaker Jim Mercer, IDC research vice president, as they dive into these challenges and discuss the best approach to addressing them.