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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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

Integrated as part of our CI / CD chain. Scans are done in an automated fashion and defects are reported out and tracked. Easy to use, easy to integrate. Very pleased with the product. It does not perform cross module analysis scanning for vulnerabilities that may cross applications as well as it could, but it's pretty close.
Gene Baker | 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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

  • SAST
  • DAST
  • Manage Software Security Risk
  • Automation
  • Compliance
  • Integration
Gene Baker | 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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

  • Cross module compliance
Gene Baker | 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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Always receive excellent support from the vendor. No issues there.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

CAST in my opinion provides a far superior product in that it can parse in an entire suite of applications and do scans across modules. HP Fortify probably has deeper and more current scanning so I think both products complement each other. I would not rely solely on Fortify and would try to have that as part of the mix of products. Overall it's a good product. We use Fortify because the Enterprise has made that a mandatory part of our security suite.
Gene Baker | 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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

  • Good as part of our security suite to help prevent successful attacks.
  • Reporting of defects helps to educate developers.
  • Worth the price we paid.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

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

Micro Focus Fortify on Demand

General

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

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