Persistent Systems launched an open-source maintenance service to facilitate keeping an organization's open-source software up to date with all patches, bug fixes, and incorporating the latest software releases.
The service is comprised of a dedicated team of experts and specialists dealing with a wide range of complex software, equipped with the latest technologies, and backed by a knowledge base to help clients maintain their open-source software with all releases for the continuity of business operations.
Persistent's open-source maintenance service aims to address this challenge with a dedicated team focused on component upgrades while maintaining security and integrity. It accelerates an enterprise's ability to optimize operations and improves efficiency with fast, high-quality, compatible, and secure fixes in hours instead of days by leveraging cutting-edge technologies like Large Language Models and Generative AI, among others.
Persistent provides a range of offerings under this service, from a complimentary project assessment to two premium subscriptions, all of which can be accessed here. The complimentary service provides valuable insights on the potential vulnerabilities in projects and areas of improvement, with recommendations to enhance software performance and security.
To opt in to tailored open-source solutions, the Company offers two subscriptions. One provides timely alerts and support for available solutions with customized fixes if solutions are unavailable within the open-source community; the premium subscription is a comprehensive package that provides end-to-end automated deployment of solutions, streamlining the implementation process. Each fix is tested, SLSA-3 compliant, and compatible with the project.
Persistent has partnered with Lineaje to integrate its technology and advanced AI capabilities into Persistent's open-source service. Lineaje will enable the Company to help clients gain visibility into open-source components and provide impact assessment and prioritization of maintenance based on compatibility, integrity, and security in their supply chain.
This service ensures open-source updates are compatible with existing software components, provides VEX (Vulnerability Exploitability eXchange) documents for potential vulnerabilities, and delivers pre-tested certified fixes for risks in a timely manner.
Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent, said: "Organizations across industries are significantly lagging in software upgrades, and many issues discovered in open-source code remain unresolved for an indeterminate amount of time. The engineering mindset of our expert team and our experience building and solving complex software and security issues allows Persistent to provide high quality, customized fixes to open-source components, so our clients can enhance their operational efficiency and meet governance standards in a much faster timeframe. Our unique offering aims to establish a standardized service for timely open-source maintenance and foster collaboration within the greater open-source community, contributing to its growth."