CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight

Score 8.4 out of 10
CAST Highlight


What is CAST Highlight?

CAST headquartered in New York offers Highlight, an application portfolio management solution providing software component analysis , application security, application benchmarking, and technical due diligence.
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Portfolio Size 25



Portfolio Size 25



Portfolio Size 25

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optionalOptional
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $25,000 per year
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What is CAST Highlight?

CAST Highlight is a SaaS software intelligence product for performing rapid application portfolio analysis. It automatically analyzes source code of hundreds of applications in a week for Cloud Readiness, Software Composition Analysis (Open Source risks), Resiliency, and Technical Debt. Objective software insights from automated source code analysis combined with built-in qualitative surveys for business context enable more informed decision-making about application portfolios.

CAST operates in the software intelligence category. CAST technology can see inside custom applications, boasting MRI-like precision, automatically generating intelligence about their inner workings - composition, architecture, transaction flows, cloud readiness, structural flaws, legal and security risks. The solutionaims to drive faster modernization for cloud, raising the speed and efficiency of Software Engineering, better open source risk control, and accurate technical due diligence. CAST operates globally with offices in North America, Europe, India, China.

CAST Highlight Features

  • Supported: Application Portfolio Management
  • Supported: Software Composition Analysis
  • Supported: Cloud Readiness Insights
  • Supported: Open source risks
  • Supported: automated source code analysis
  • Supported: surveys
  • Supported: Software health insights (resiliency, agility, complexity)
  • Supported: technical debt
  • Supported: private data risks
  • Supported: container readiness
  • Supported: open source security risks
  • Supported: open source license risks
  • Supported: cloud migration recommendations

CAST Highlight Screenshots

Screenshot of Application Portfolio ManagementScreenshot of Software Composition AnalysisScreenshot of Portfolio Advisor for Open SourceScreenshot of Portfolio Advisor for CloudScreenshot of Cloud Migration Blockers and Boosters

CAST Highlight Videos

CAST Highlight Application Portfolio Management
CAST Highlight - Controlling Open Source Risks at Scale
CAST Highlight - Automated Cloud Readiness Insights

CAST Highlight Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Chinese, French, Japanese

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CAST headquartered in New York offers Highlight, an application portfolio management solution providing software component analysis , application security, application benchmarking, and technical due diligence.

CAST Highlight starts at $25000.

Black Duck Software Composition Analysis (SCA), Mend SCA, and Snyk are common alternatives for CAST Highlight.

CAST Highlight Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)0%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)100%
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Score 10 out of 10
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CAST Highlight is used to scan code to find vulnerabilities and to address application health. We used this previously to address our portfolio of applications. The enterprise has since selected the tool to be used to review the portfolio across the enterprise.
  • Identifies common coding vulnerabilities.
  • Compares code to industry best practices.
  • Assesses the code for data privacy compliance.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.
Tech support and pro services are top-notch.
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