Release Notes – CAST Highlight March 2021

RELEASE DATE: March 27thth 2021

We’re very proud to announce the next major release of CAST Highlight, the Software Intelligence solution for performing rapid application portfolio analysis. This version introduces new innovations including the exclusive Portfolio Advisor for Cloud, Open Source CWE insights, and many other new capabilities.


Portfolio Advisor for Cloud

Dramatically speed up the time for developing a cloud migration portfolio roadmap with automatic recommendations on how to segment applications into different migration categories such as: Rehost, Refactor, Retire, etc. This new version of CAST Highlight now includes the innovative Portfolio Advisor for Cloud, a dedicated portfolio-level report that automatically recommends migration segments for each application. Future versions of the Portfolio Advisor will enable users to customize the model and segment names as well as support other use cases.

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Automated Security Insights (CWEs) on Open Source Components

Reduce security risk by analyzing potential vulnerabilities of Open Source components before they even become officially reported CVEs in the NVD. With the new Open Source Software Intelligence Database (OSSIDB), CAST Highlight automatically identifies Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) within popular OSS components, leveraging CAST’s unique structural code analysis capabilities. These CWEs represent potential future CVEs detected automatically by CAST technology.

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Atlassian BitBucket Code Scan Plugin

Speed up the onboarding process for applications that use BitBucket as a code repository with the new CAST Highlight BitBucket plugin available in the Atlassian marketplace. Select the repositories to be scanned directly from within BitBucket and the plugin orchestrates CAST Highlight’s command line to do the rest.


Industry Benchmark Reporting

Optimize your application portfolio and prioritize software development efforts by comparing your applications against other organizations in the same industry. The CAST Highlight benchmark report now includes industry and a few other new dimensions.


Go Support for Software Health Insights

CAST Highlight increases its technology coverage by now supporting Golang with 30+ software health code insights for assessing applications developed in Google’s statically typed programming language.


Data Retention Policy Notifications

Gain clarity and an optimized user experience with the new data retention policy report. CAST Highlight now gives you a preview of available scan data points that will be archived on a quarterly basis.