AIP Console Brings New Features to Software Intelligence


At CAST our products evolve constantly to make it easier for our customers to use. It’s all about getting Software Intelligence when you need it, where you need it.

With AIP Console, CAST Admins and Application Owners can complete an entire analysis with just two clicks. It is not just the speed, but a host of other features that makes AIP Console compelling. Here is a look at few of the unique capabilities that you’ve been waiting for.


AIP Console discovers the technologies used in the code, adds the needed extensions, sets up the schema and runs the analyzer without the need for any manual intervention. The details of the progress of the scan are descriptive, and the logs are detailed enough to help you troubleshoot if there are any hiccups during the process.

Parallel Processing

Running and monitoring multiple AIP analyses simultaneously is now possible with AIP Console.

The admin feature allows the CAST admin to manage and run multiple AIP nodes, saving significant time and effort for the admin. This also means that CAST AIP can now be deployed across huge application portfolios (>100 applications) with very little resources to manage the analyses.

Extension Strategy Management

CAST Admins now have a plethora of options to manage how the extensions are installed and used.  Admins can configure the installation of an extension universally. In other words, selected extensions can be installed by default across the hundreds of applications that are analyzed.

Admins can turn on a switch that will allow only the ‘whitelisted’ extensions to be installed. Often it is quite possible to run subsequent analyses with different versions of the same extensions. This leads to inconsistency in the analyses results and makes it difficult to compare the results against previous versions. This whitelisting feature is crucial to maintain consistency in CAST analyses.

Furthermore, the Extension Strategy Manager can be used to prevent extensions that do not have LTS (Life Time Support) and other Beta versions from being installed.


New in AIP Console, backup and restore processes can be done at the click of a button.


AIP Console has an option to record the inventory of the application in terms of technologies. The input for the inventory comes from a survey with the application owners. Quite often, the delivered code may not contain all the intended packages, and this may lead to wrong analysis results. Having an inventory helps us verify the source code against the inventory before the analysis.

Transactions and Function Points

Users no longer need to launch the TCC – Transaction Configuration Center – to view Transactions and Function Points. The AFP metrics and the list of transactions can be configured and directly viewed from the AIP Console, making it the one-stop-app to use all CAST features.

Don’t miss our webinar on March 12th where we’ll cover:

  • The new automated features
  • A demo of the complete analysis flow, from onboarding to launch of the dashboard
  • Product roadmap preview
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Damien Charlemagne
Damien Charlemagne Senior Product Manager
Damien is a Senior Product Manager at CAST and for the last decade has helped developers, technical leaders and C- Level executives understand complex architecture and software design. He is passionate about the constant evolution of IT systems at large enterprises and keeping stakeholders up-to-speed on emerging business technologies.
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