A Case Study and a Checklist: Open Source vs Commercial Vulnerability Scanning

Open source and commercial solutions are often portrayed as head to head competitors in a market where open source is the protagonist saving developer teams from commercial villains who want to steal their money. But nothing of value is truly free, and while open source does not have an official price tag, its real price tag manifests in other ways, like management overhead. In the end, the true difference between Commercial and open source is somewhere in between; each has its own ideal use-case. In this talk, we will compare Aqua Trivy, the popular open source scanning tool, to Aqua Enterprise, demonstrating a cloud native security case study of the difference between open source and commercial.


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