CAST Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Software Measurement Proves to be a Game-Changer in Application Services

NEW YORK, April 22, 2011 CAST, the leader in software analysis and measurement, today announced that it is highlighted in the “Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2011” report released by industry research firm, Gartner, Inc. For this report, Gartner selects vendors that “approach the application services market with fresh ideas” and “have the potential to change or affect a market in a significant way.”

The companies highlighted in this report “leverage emerging technologies, distinctive capabilities and proprietary intellectual capital to deliver increased value to their clients.” CAST has focused for over a decade of R&D on advanced technology and benchmarking capabilities to help IT managers continually analyze and measure their most sophisticated business applications.

“We believe Gartner’s acknowledgement that CAST measures have the potential for significant impact in the Application Services market is clear recognition of the tremendous value we bring with transparency and objectivity in application outsourcing context,” said Vincent Delaroche, CAST Chairman and CEO. “I would like to thank our key enterprise customers for having paved the way for software measurement in the IT industry.”

About CAST Application Intelligence Platform
The CAST Application Intelligence Platform is the only enterprise-grade software quality assessment and performance measurement solution available in the market today. Analyzing all tiers of a complex application at the source code level, CAST measures adherence to architectural and coding standards, while providing a bottom up view of development velocity and technical debt . CAST is used by IT executives and systems integrators to help their delivery teams achieve high-quality for IT-intensive businesses.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process:
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $90 million in R&D investment. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise analytics and automated software measurement to transform application development into a management discipline. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers such as IBM and Capgemini.

Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, visit