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Open-Source Component Lifespan Insights Available in CAST Highlight Summer 2023 Release

New York and Paris – July 13, 2023 - CAST, the market leader in software intelligence technology, has announced the CAST Highlight summer 2023 release, featuring Open-Source Component Lifespan Insights—a new capability that automatically calculates the lifespan status of open-source software (OSS) components. Application owners can now understand components’ lifespans to identify whether they are active, possibly deprecated, or immature.



In practice, OSS Component Lifespan Insights acts as a trusted advisor, guiding organizations towards components that are actively maintained and proven to be reliable, complementing CAST Highlight’s existing OSS risk insights related to security vulnerabilities and potential license and intellectual property issues.

“In the world of software development, integrating OSS components into your business-critical application is akin to entrusting the health and stability of your project to them,” said CAST Highlight Vice President Greg Rivera. “Understanding their lifespan status—whether they are active, possibly end-of-life, or conversely too new—is an important aspect of OSS governance, and we’re thrilled to offer software intelligence technology that safely automates the analysis process.”

The capability determines lifespan status based on components' release dates, applying tags like 'Possibly Deprecated' for components with no versions released in the past five years, 'Active' for components with versions released in the last five years, and 'Possibly Immature' for components less than a year old.

The summer release also introduces Container Scanning, Personalized User Home Pages, Customizable Cloud Service Recommendations, Ruby technology support for Cloud Readiness insights, and many other feature improvements.

For more information about the OSS Component Lifespan Insights feature and the new summer release of CAST Highlight, visit LINK.

About CAST
CAST, the software intelligence leader, provides software that ‘understands’ multi-technology software systems and automatically derives insights about their inner workings–interactions between all its elements, transaction flows, data access paths, changes needed to move to cloud, open-source risks, green impact, ISO 5055 compliance, etc. It is used globally by thousands of digital leaders, helping them make smarter decisions, maintain, and transform custom software with greater speed, and exert better ongoing control of the risks involved. Visit castsoftware.com.