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Persistent Rolls out First-of-its-Kind Open-Source Maintenance Service

Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent
Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent

This would optimizes operations and improves efficiencies with tailored open-source component fixes

Persistent  Systems today launched a unique 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 adedicated team of experts and specialistsdealing with awiderange of complex software, equipped with the latest technologies,and backed by a knowledge base to help clientsmaintain their open-source software with all releasesfor the continuity of business operations.

“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.”

Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent.

More than 90% of an application’s software is constructed using open-source components. While open-sourcesoftware offers numerous advantages, it also presents particular challengesin an enterprise environment. Organizations facedelays in software upgrades and maintenance while waiting for the open-source community to provide fixes, which in turn means potentially missing software delivery and security compliance obligations. Persistent’s open-source maintenance service aims to address this challenge with a dedicated team focused on component upgrades while maintaining securityand integrity. It accelerates an enterprise’s ability to optimize operations and improves efficiency with fast, high-quality, compatible, and securefixes 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. The complimentaryservice 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 solutionswith 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 Inc.,a leading expert in software supply chain security management,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.

“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,” said Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent.

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