Black Duck and ECS Digital announce Strategic DevOps Partnership

ecs-admin 27th January 2016

London, UK and Burlington, MA – Jan. 27, 2016 – US-based Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, and ECS Digital (previously Forest Technologies), one of London’s leading DevOps consultancies, today announced a strategic partnership through which ECS Digital’s DevOps consulting and enablement experience will support Black Duck’s solutions.

The partnership enablesECS Digital to address the security, regulatory and risk concerns facing their customers as they continue to embrace open source technologies.  Black Duck solutions can be integrated with existing software development tool chains to automatically inventory the open source in use, map known vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor for newly discovered vulnerabilities, embracing a continuous delivery approach.

DevOps is among the hottest topics in IT today. ECS Digital has been helping companies worldwide transform their ability to deliver value to their customers through the adoption of DevOps and Automation for over 12 years.  They have worked across a variety of sectors including retail, telecoms, financial, online gambling and online travel from the biggest enterprises to small start-ups.  This gives them a unique insight into what it takes for companies to successfully adopt a collaborative DevOps culture, and the underlying processes and tools to increase the speed and quality that software and software-related services can be delivered to customers.

ECS Digital was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in London with offices in Singapore 557877f5a97c6forest_tech-Logo.pngand more than 100 happy customers worldwide.  For more information, visit

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance and operational risk.

The company offers subscription-based software products and on-demand audit services. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Burlington, MA, Black Duck is a privately held company with 230+ employees and more than 1,300 customers.Black Duck also has offices in Mountain View, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit

“I founded ECS Digital following numerous unhappy interactions as a customer with software vendors and consultancies.  Our team are recruited for their DNA as much as their technical ability because honesty and the desire to go the extra mile are key to delivering what we promised, when we promised it, and within the budget we agreed. Consulting and Training the ECS Digital way.” Andy Cureton – Founder, ECS Digital


We’re delighted to welcome ECS Digital to the Black Duck Partner Programme. We look forward to working closely with ECS Digital to help customers use open source to create secure, high quality software with trust and confidence, through our commitment to delivering the best outcome for our customers. The overall DevOps message is compelling, because many IT organizations want to achieve the scale-out and economies of scale achieved by world-class cloud providers. Black Duck also recently announced the addition of comprehensive container scanning capabilities to its Hub software. DevOps teams will be able to map open source security vulnerabilities for applications, Linux distributions, and other software in Docker and other Linux containers.

Kevin Bland, Director of Channels & Alliances, EMEA – Black Duck Software.

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