Software composition analysis

Secure your OSS with developer-first SCA

Open-source software (OSS) is the backbone of cloud-native development. By eliminating the need to rewrite commonly used code components, it enables teams to move fast. But open source comes with risks in the form of vulnerabilities and overly restrictive licenses that can leave applications vulnerable to attack and facing hefty legal fees.

Software composition analysis (SCA) enables teams to proactively address open-source risks and ship secure code fast with continuous scanning of open-source packages and their dependencies.

Our approach

Why software composition analysis?

SCA gives you the visibility you need to understand and address your open-source risks. But without the right approach, SCA for cloud-native applications leaves coverage gaps and creates friction between security and developers.


Embed SCA into developer tools such as IDEs and processes such as pull/merge requests and CI/CD pipelines to proactively prevent OSS risk. With granular package bumps in code, you can quickly address vulnerabilities and choose the right version to reduce the risk of introducing breaking changes.


Connect application and infrastructure code security issues to understand vulnerabilities within the broader cloud-native environment for faster prioritization and remediation. By connecting OSS and IaC in one data model, you get visibility into risks such as vulnerable container images pulled in by IaC.

Software Composition Analysis Checklist

Learn the 6 must-have components of a cloud-native SCA solution.


Open-source security coverage for cloud-native teams

Bridgecrew’s proactive and developer-friendly approach to SCA gives teams frictionless open-source security and compliance coverage. With complete dependency extrapolation, granular version bump fixes, and an infrastructure-aware data model, Bridgecrew gives you critical visibility into your OSS and enables you to prevent risks earlier in the application lifecycle.

  • Built on trusted vulnerability databases
  • Integrated into developer tools and workflows
  • Remediations with version bump fixes

Unmatched accuracy

An SCA tool is only as strong as the vulnerability database it leverages. Bridgecrew’s SCA leverages 30 upstream data sources, such as Mitre, NVD, and GitHub, as well as proprietary Prisma Cloud intelligence, to help you get complete open-source coverage, stay up-to-date on the newest vulnerabilities, and minimize false positives.

Limitless coverage

OSS is extremely dependency-driven, but just because a vulnerability is in a dependent package doesn’t mean it’s not exploitable. Bridgecrew extrapolates dependency trees to the furthest layer—all the way to the leaf node—to give you visibility into and the ability to address all your open-source risks, no matter the depth.

Proactive OSS license compliance for developers

Accidentally deploying software that included an open-source library that didn’t meet your license usage requirements is a costly oversight. By identifying overly-restrictive OSS licenses early in the development lifecycle, security teams can automatically enforce license compliance policies by blocking non-compliant open-source packages, and developers can skip the painful process of removing packages down the line.

  • Out-of-the-box policies for overly-restrictive licenses
  • Support for custom license policies
  • Recognition of unknown licenses

Proactively address open-source risk with Bridgecrew

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