How it works

CAST is a world class leader of Software Quality measurement and analytics.
See how Highlight works and know why it is unique.

Easy to use, highly secure
and lightning FAST

No centralized source code repository? Have application leads across the world? Confidentiality or security issues related to the source code? No problem…

No costly code collection process is needed. No code is uploaded to the cloud. No deployment process and no ongoing infrastructure, support, or configuration is needed. Just follow these 3 steps and get an unprecedented management insight into your application portfolio. Tomorrow. Not in 2 years.

Step 1

Distributed and Light Speed Analysis

Enroll all project leads (working whether in house or at outsourcers sites) or application owners with simple instructions on how they can access the CAST Highlight portal. They download a local agent, scan their relevant code stack, and answer a few survey questions online. For continuous monitoring, the local agent can also be integrated within your CI/CD environment through a command line. Simple as pie, and hundreds of project leads can complete the process simultaneously in just 10 minutes.


18 programming languages are supported: Java, COBOL, SAP (Abap), C/C++, C#, Objective-C, PHP, Javascript, Python, JSP, Oracle PL/SQL, Microsoft Transact-SQL, Visual Basic, VB.Net, VB6, PL1 and Shell/BASH scripts.

Step 2

Upload Encrypted Results in Private and Secured Cloud

All project leads or application owners upload an encrypted file containing analysis results to the CAST Highlight portal. CAST Highlight is compliant with the highest regulations, standards, and best practices in security. And again, no source code is gathered by this process.


Step 3

Enjoy Unprecedented Management Insight

CAST Highlight uses answers to the survey to contextualize the source code-based intelligence gathered by the agent, and instantly generates intuitive dashboards and analytics (heat maps, charts, tiles, etc.) to support critical decisions such as IT budgeting, sourcing strategies, cloud migration and application portfolio rationalization. These unique software metrics can also be consumed in your organization by using Highlight’s public API.


Get immediate access to CAST Highlight 
– Browse and report on a set of real applications today!  Then contact us to start analyzing your own applications.