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Likelihood to Recommend

CAST Highlight

I think CAST is a great tool to give insight into your applications. The tool can be met with resistance from team members as the tool is going to expose defects that should be addressed. Out of the box, it may need some tailoring to focus on certain areas so that you are not overwhelmed with defects the first time you scan your code. But ultimately, you will want to eliminate all defects in the code and have all violations turned on.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

The only issue we have had is sometimes the web app is too slow, and that causes issues with us wanting to continue to use FOSSA over going with another tool. That is the only problem. I noticed it happened more recently, but if that is solved now or will be solved, I would 100% recommend this tool to anyone!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CAST Highlight

  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

  • Setup of tool.
  • Speed of scans.
  • Automated emails with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CAST Highlight

  • Code scans could be faster. A large application may need to be broken down into smaller sub-applications in order to facilitate faster code scans.
  • We spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to best structure our code base in the application for ultimate performance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

  • Interface for loading results can be slow, this is the #1 issue we have faced.
  • Speed of scans could be improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

FOSSA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never needed support but the chat and help seem forefront of the app!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CAST Highlight

These other tools only do a part of what CAST does. CAST gives a comprehensive view into the code looking at all aspects, code quality, security, maintainability, vulnerability, privacy, reuse, etc. These other tools only focus on one or two dimensions.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

BlackDuck and Synk
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CAST Highlight

  • I believe once we had the tool working for our code base, we immediately saw positive ROI.
  • We spent some time getting to where our code code be scanned efficiently but some of that was trying to do things ourselves instead of fully utilizing Cast Professional Services. I highly recommend to do an engagement with CAST to have them help setup the tool in your environment or to run it in the cloud for you.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

FOSSA

  • Hard to measure the ROI, but no doubt having licenses be above board is fantastic for protection of your software.
  • Caused developers to make more informed decisions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CAST Highlight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FOSSA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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