Release Notes – CAST Highlight Spring 2022 Release

RELEASE DATE: April 9th 2022

We’re very proud to announce the next major release of CAST Highlight, the Software Intelligence product for performing rapid application portfolio analysis. This version introduces new innovations including Open Source license rulebook, OSS component copyright detection, new SBOM exports, C/C++ Cloud Maturity support, and many other new capabilities.


Open Source License Rulebook

Easily understand legal requirements of OSS licenses directly in the CAST Highlight UI including a summary of permissions and constraints along with the actual license text.

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Automatic Notification of New Component Vulnerabilities

Shorten the time to mitigate security risks by getting automated email notifications from CAST Highlight about newly reported vulnerabilities across an application portfolio.


SBOM Improvements (export for legal teams and CycloneDX support)

Consume SBOM data from CAST Highlight with more flexibility using the new legal-focused Word export option and support for the CycloneDX standard.


Copyright detection for 3rd Party / Open Source Components

View open source component copyright details automatically in CAST Highlight to generate attribution notices as part of the Bill of Materials.


C/C++ Cloud Maturity Support

Better plan cloud migrations for C/C++ applications using 19 new Cloud Maturity patterns for detecting Blockers and Boosters.

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Cloud Maturity Blocker Exclusions

Improve accuracy of Cloud Readiness planning by excluding cloud migration Blockers directly in the CAST Highlight UI in scenarios where the Blocker is being addressed outside of the application code and it should not negatively impact the application’s Cloud Maturity score calculation.

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Many other feature improvements

The product team also took the opportunity with this new version to introduce many additional feature improvements to increase ease of use such as: performance improvements of some dashboards, UX improvements of the SCA browser extension, and much more!