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Working with federal agencies?
A software bill of materials is now a requirement. 

With President Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order 14028 any company that sells software to the federal government will be mandated to provide a complete Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). 

Start your Tidelift trial and generate an open source SBOM. 

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Understanding the Cybersecurity Executive Order 14028

The more recent executive order (14028) calls for NIST to provide software supply chain regulations within one year. These guidelines will determine how organizations should check for vulnerabilities within applications. 

Why do I need to create an SBOM?

An SBOM is the only way to provide a comprehensive list of the software components that comprise your applications. With the Tidelift Subscription, you will not only know which open source components are in use within your organization, you'll also be able to check the health of those applications. This report includes information on open source licenses, vulnerabilities, and dependencies. 

Protecting your open source supply chain

Managing the security of your organization’s open source supply chain can be incredibly complex. Proprietary software like SolarWinds, which was involved in a recent hack, is created by a single supplier—but with open source software, there can be dozens of open source maintainers with commit privileges for a single component. Up to 70% of code that makes up the modern application is open source—and wrangling thousands of different suppliers can seem like an insurmountable task. With the Tidelift Subscription, you can easily generate a report that satisfies the new mandatory federal requirements.

On average it takes 3 days for a disclosed open source vulnerability to be exploited. If malicious code is injected into an open source package within your application, a breach could occur at deployment, giving developers zero time to react. This malicious code serves as a backdoor into your organization.  

Preventing malicious code injection starts at the source

Tidelift partners with your organization and the developers behind open source projects to proactively protect your open source supply chain upstream. This means the open source that runs 70% of your applications is protected and maintained at the source. 



The Tidelift Subscription is a complete solution for efficiently tracking and managing your organization's open source supply chain.

Speed up application development

Streamline the development process

Remove obstacles that slow down application development.

  • Improve decision making with contextually relevant, maintainer-originated data made available directly in the software development lifecycle
  • Define a repository of pre-vetted, approved open source components that reduces duplicative work and accelerates development
  • Reduce time to approve new components with a streamlined process integrated into your existing workflow

Improve open source software supply chain health and security

Identify and remove security, maintenance, and licensing-related risk.

  • Analyze and document an always-up-to-date software bill of materials (SBOM)
  • Assess application risk against open source components evaluated by Tidelift
  • Design and implement a centralized approach to evaluating and curating open source components
  • Codify and enforce consistent standards and policies across the organization

Keep an up to date SBOM


Tidelift named IDC Innovator

"Tidelift is positioned as the single source of content for supported technologies so enterprisese can build and manage their software using known-good OSS components."- Al Gillen and Elaina Stergiades, IDC

Managed open source

Best practices for managing open source security, maintenance, and licensing across your organization.



The Tidelift guide to working with open source licenses

We explain important licensing considerations for any team using open source components.

451 Research | Pathfinder report: managed open source

Principal analyst Jay Lyman shares data about the increasing prominence of open source as an enterprise development and IT operations priority.

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The future of open source software support

IDC analyst Al Gillen explains the history of open source support models and his thoughts about the future of open source support.

See how Google manages open source