Software Intelligence Company CAST Acquires Antelink
New York – June 13, 2018
Company adds Software Composition Analysis to its portfolio of Software Intelligence solutions
CAST, the leader in Software Intelligence, today announced it has acquired Antelink, the Software Composition Analysis (SCA) company founded by Inria, a public science and technology institution dedicated to computer science learning. The acquisition includes all of Antelink’s intellectual property, software assets, source code and associated patents.
Antelink’s technology will be integrated into CAST Highlight, the SaaS-based application portfolio analysis solution, to calculate and assign a unique SHA1 signature, a crypto hash function from the National Security Agency, to each component of complex software, including open source frameworks. These "fingerprints" can be compared to reference databases of software components, such as Inria’s Software Heritage universal software archive.
The Software Heritage archive contains information about known application security vulnerabilities in addition to copyrights for all known software in use, including open source components. This type of knowledge is essential in scenarios where a Bill of Materials is required, such as outsourcing software development, buying software assets or during a merger or acquisition.
SCA capabilities are becoming increasingly important for digital transformation success and improving the application security of business-critical systems. This acquisition complements CAST’s capabilities in the category of Software Intelligence to deliver even broader insight into complex software systems.
CAST is the market leader in Software Intelligence, with unique technology backed by $150 million in software analysis and measurement R&D. CAST technology helps digital leaders and doers see the truth, become software geniuses and deliver super software - resilient, responsive, safe and secure software. Hundreds of companies rely on CAST to improve end-user satisfaction and time-to-market, prevent business disruption and reduce cost. Founded in 1990, CAST operates globally with offices in North America, Europe, India and China. For more information, visit. www.castsoftware.com.
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