CAST provides real-time open source information directly into
NEW YORK and PARIS, January 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The ubiquitous use of open source components in custom applications creates intellectual property and security risks for business owners and corporate legal teams. CAST Highlight provides a fast and efficient alternative or complement to traditional Software Composition Analysis (SCA) products to control the risks inherent in open source software across application portfolios.
Now CAST Highlight subscribers can install and use a new browser extension that allows them to see the legal and security risks associated with a particular open source component when they attempt to download it from the internet.
SCA browser extension
New CAST Highlight SCA browser extension for Chrome enables users to tap into CAST’s industry-leading knowledge base of over 100 million open source components and view real-time information while browsing components specific on the Internet. The extension displays details like license requirements, security vulnerabilities, and technology obsolescence directly in the browser window for the component on the current page. It also identifies whether the component belongs to the “Allow” or “Deny” list as specified by the user’s organization policy. Users can now make smarter decisions about using specific open source components before downloading them from the Internet.
The new SCA browser extension is available to all CAST Highlight subscribers.
CAST is the pioneer and category leader in software intelligence, providing insight into the structural state of software assets. CAST technology is recognized as the most accurate “MRI for software”, providing actionable information on software composition, architectures, database structures, critical defects, quality levels, readiness levels to the cloud and work effort metrics. It is used around the world by thousands of forward-looking digital leaders to make objective decisions, accelerate modernization, and increase the security and resiliency of mission-critical software. Visit castsoftware.com. Contact Stéphanie Watkins at [email protected]
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