Competitive analysis & ranking of the leading Software Composition Analysis vendors. CAST is a leader across technology excellence and customer impact.
2022 SPARK Matrix™ Research for Software Composition Analysis by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
Slow and Cumbersome
It can take months or even years to successfully deploy enterprise wide SCA across all applications.
Integration into environments, IDE plugins for every developer, training multiple teams create complexity and significant cost.
Requiring every developer to be vigilant and creating more alerts slows down developers.
Operational in Weeks
Plugs directly into source code repositories and automatically aggregates the results of the analysis across all applications into intuitive dashboards allowing legal, security, and operations experts to make informed decisions engaging developers only when needed.
Automatically generates Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), an inventory of all OSS components used within the codebase including licenses, versions and security vulnerabilities. Exports available in various formats including industry standards such as CycloneDX, Word, Excel, PPT, XML, and REST API.
Built-in Portfolio Advisor for Open Source automatically prioritizes actions for the most severe licensing and security risks, based on the business impact of each application. Guides legal, security, and software experts on which alternative components are safer to use within the context of their application portfolio.
Identifies Emerging Vulnerabilities
CAST’s exclusive “MRI for Software” automatically analyzes the source code of open-source components that are constantly changing, enabling organizations to intercept emerging vulnerabilities (open source CWEs) months before traditional SCA products can.
25 - 250 apps
|50 - 500 developers|
|$100K - $1,000K|
|CAST Highlight SCA|
25 - 250 apps
|Any # of developers|
|$26K - $109K|
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Learn how Broadridge Financial Solutions stood up effective SCA across its entire application portfolio in less than a month, with automatic advice on:
Without breaking the bank or down slowing developers.
CAST Highlight enabled us to assess OSS risks across all our applications in minutes versus hundreds of hours.
VP, Open Source Governance
We've tried alternatives. We recommend CAST Highlight due to its speed and lower cost.