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What We Learned from Studying 36,000 OSS Projects | Press Release

Blackboard and Nexus Lifecycle

Safe, secure learning environments at the speed of development with Nexus Lifecycle
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BlackBoard: Educational Software



  • Manual processes did not scale
  • Component tracking resided within a spreadsheet
  • Took two days to find and approve a component, framework or library
  • Days to identify a fix for production vulnerabilities


  • Nexus Lifecycle
  • Integration with Jenkins CI Server


  • Automated component version selection
  • Vulnerability tracking and monitoring
  • Real-time updates on component security, licensing and quality
  • Up and running within a day
"Blackboard has written millions of lines of custom code—and about half of it touches one or more of 100+ open source components. Ensuring those components are free of vulnerabilities is incredibly important."

Senior Security Engineer, Blackboard
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