Features That Provide Innovative Edge to CAST in Software Intelligence
The digital transformation of businesses has forced companies to adopt new and innovative solutions for their software and applications. CAST, a New York-based company, which is a pioneer in software intelligence, announced a record year in software innovation. CAST has also been featured in our magazine CIO Review as “20 Most Promising Business Intelligence Solutions Providers in 2018”, for its prolific work in the Software Intelligence field. Several key innovations like open source and IP risk detection capabilities have been introduced in CAST Highlight. Cast has also launched an advanced and precise imaging technology for software called CAST Imaging, which will help the software to automate the discovery and understanding of the most complex software systems.
Vincent Delaroche, CEO of CAST believes, “As businesses undergo a digital transformation, it is essential that Business Intelligence too adopts a digital focus”. He also adds, “While business leaders need intelligence to run their companies, Software Intelligence is seen as an expansion of Business Intelligence that enables digital leaders to run theirs.” Organizations need to move beyond just relying on software to run operations to truly understanding the software itself. The software landscape that powers a digital business is enormous and increasingly complex. The structural health of that software determines how quickly new marketing programs can be launched, how smooth customer experience is, how efficient the organization is in meeting business demands, and the likelihood that a software breach can take down services and impact valuation. To enhance the application security, CAST has introduced a solution which combines the power of software composition analysis (SCA) with static application security testing for fewer false positives and more expansive coverage of the most critical security violations. It also provides users with an option to automate software risk and architecture compliance assessments as a part of their microservices and DevOps toolchains.
Delaroche adds that “IT organizations must migrate to the cloud and re-think software systems for greater agility, improved security, and data integrity.” As a pioneer and market leader in the Software Intelligence space, CAST has effectively solved the major pain-point for organizations, which is the need for reliable and accurate insights into the structure of complex software systems. This insight is derived from a deep introspection of software systems but presented in business terms that can be used by digital leaders to properly communicate, make informed decisions, drive transformation and protect business units that depend on software. The company’s Application Intelligence Platform (CAST AIP) analyzes any software application with unparalleled accuracy by blueprinting transactions, software frameworks, database access, and other procedures. For a fast, portfolio-level view of software assets, CAST Highlight, a SaaS product, can scan and analyze hundreds of applications within a week, identifying high-risk areas and cost-saving opportunities. In addition to the U.S. Department of Defense, many other sectors like banking, insurance, and energy have collaborated with CAST for improved software intelligence.