New CAST Cloud Service Spots Risks within Enterprise Software

Analyzer service highlights structure flaws in software, examines software health based on industry norms.

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CAST has unveiled CAST Highlight, the industry’s first comprehensive, cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that provides IT with a snapshot of any or all the company’s applications. CAST Highlight isolates structural flaws in software within seconds and automatically provides feedback on software health based on industry norms, standards, and best practices without the need to upload code. CAST Highlight helps IT determine which applications are wasting scarce resources and which may bring down their systems.

"Software outages are on the rise, IT maintenance costs are out of control, and yet CIOs are ‘flying blind’ when it comes to the applications that comprise their systems because they don’t know much about the software structure and cannot see the potential risks embedded within them,” said Lev Lesokhin, CAST vice president of worldwide marketing. “This is a fast snapshot of an enterprise’s systems that provides IT managers with insight into the technical debt within their applications so they can develop actionable cost and risk profiles.”

CAST Highlight combines software purchased from a sole source service provider to the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), the parent company of Airbus, with CAST’s 20-plus years of experience analyzing application software for many large corporations around world.

Users access the analyzer through a secure Internet link. Users download a small software scanner to their systems, point it at the locations for any or all application software they wish to analyze, and the scanner conducts the assessment automatically without having to upload the source code. From the analysis, a text file is created for upload to the cloud portal where project managers and CIOs can examine analytics regarding size and quality.

More information is available at www.castsoftware.com/highlight.