Release Notes – Highlight June 2020

RELEASE DATE: June 20th 2020

We’re very proud to announce the next major release of CAST Highlight, the Software Intelligence solution for performing rapid application portfolio analysis. This new version brings game-changing features for Cloud readiness assessment and Software Composition Analysis, along with many user experience improvements. Take a look at the release notes below.


SCA Component Search and Allow/Deny List Management

Search the CAST Highlight database made up of over 118 million third-party components and add them to an Allowed or Denied list based on their security, license or obsolescence risks. This is now possible even if the component is not already in your application to improve compliance processes.

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Cloud Maturity Effort Estimate

Get an estimate of the required effort to remove Cloud Blockers from your applications and speed up migration to cloud PaaS. CAST Highlight comes with an out-of-the-box effort template that you can customize for each supported technology.

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Cloud Maturity patterns for Mainframe

This new version of CAST Highlight adds a brand new series of Cloud Maturity patterns dedicated to Mainframe applications. 15 blockers and 10 boosters are now available for COBOL.


Portfolio and App-Level Cloud Service Recommendations

CAST Highlight integrates Software Intelligence analytics of an application to help cloud architects identify the best cloud services to adopt for their custom apps from Cloud vendors. Today, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are supported.

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Extended Single Sign On Support

We recently made significant progress on SAML2 that makes SSO integration much easier and the user experience smoother. Don’t hesitate to contact CAST’s Professional Services team to enable SSO for your CAST Highlight instance.


JIRA Server Extension

The CAST Highlight JIRA extension is now available for JIRA Server. This extension allows you to automatically create JIRA issues based on Cloud Maturity and SCA results and assign them to your teams.


Campaign Management Improvements

Several new features have been added to optimize the campaign management experience including: a Blind Contributor role, Re-send user invitation, and the campaign launch message length is extended to 4,000 characters.