SBOM Adoption Strengthens License Compliance and Software Security

A Definitive SBOM Guide for Enterprises


In today’s fast-paced technology landscape, software in general, and open source software specifically plays an increasingly pivotal role in driving innovation and competitiveness, requiring robust governance mechanisms to ensure license compliance and security. Enter the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) – a sophisticated and indispensable tool that offers unprecedented visibility and control over software components within an organization’s ecosystem. This paper aims to highlight the strategic significance of SBOMs in strengthening the practice of software security and license compliance, navigating through legislative requirements, industry initiatives, and offering actionable strategies to support organizations’ in their SBOM adoption plans.

A Definitive SBOM Guide for Enterprises

In this free information guide, you’ll get a comprehensive understanding of the SBOM (Software Bill of Materials) basics and history, reasons for the criticality of software supply chain security and open source license compliance, and offers recommendations for effective SBOM implementation.

Definitive SBOM Guide for Enterprises

SBOM Adoption Strengthens License Compliance and Software Security

SBOMs play a pivotal role in both license compliance and cybersecurity. From ensuring adherence to applicable licenses (including both commercial and open source licenses) to improving defenses against cyber threats, SBOMs provide organizations with invaluable insights into their software components.

Download this information guide from FossID to get recommendations that enable you to effectively implement SBOMs to enhance transparency, license compliance, and security across their software supply chains.

SBOM Guide Highlights


Minimum Elements of an SBOM

Find out the basic elements of an SBOM and the minimum requirements according to legislation.


Why SBOMs are Critical

Gain a deeper understanding of the business risks that SBOM adoption helps you mitigate.


SBOM Recommendations

Get clear guidance on how to begin SBOM implementation or to improve your current efforts.

SBOM Management by FossID

FossID’s Software Composition Analysis (SCA) toolset enables you to deliver complete, accurate SBOMs with confidence for greater license compliance and security without disrupting your productivity. FossID finds all open source across your entire codebase, including undeclared components, modified code fragments, and transient dependencies.

With FossID, you can automatically ingest supplier SBOMs, consolidate, and export NTIA-compliant SBOMS. FossID is flexible and integrates with your software development lifecycle (SDLC) for greater productivity.

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FossID report generation includes the ability to ingest, consolidate and export Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) in either SPDX or CycloneDX formats.

Other report types include interactive web-based reports, SPDX Lite, Notice Extracts, Excel and others.

Global organizations across many industries – aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, medical devices, software and more – have integrated FossID into their software development lifecycle (SDLC) to deliver complete, accurate SBOMs.