CAST Software LTD

CAST Highlight Rapid Portfolio Analysis

CAST HIGHLIGHT provides Software Intelligence across your application portfolio as a software-as-a-service. It's fast, easy to deploy and provides value to your IT enterprise, IT organizations across industries use the platform to assess software health, reduce cost, align IT decisions with the business, assess cloud readiness and identify security vulnerabilities.


  • Automated Code Analysis
  • Web based executive dasboard
  • Industry standard software quality measures
  • Sunscription service
  • Cloud readinesss
  • Business impact
  • Software Composition Analysis


  • Quantify improvement opportunities in application portfolio
  • Identify and prioritise software risk
  • Software risk and business value impact at portfolio level
  • Identify applications ready to adopt PaaS
  • Flag vulnerable open source frameworks
  • Drive innovation and efficiency across the application portfolio
  • Identification of Open Source Security and Licence Risk


£20000 to £90000 per unit per year

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


CAST Software LTD

Mark James

+44 7973943107

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints Covers all main programming languages. Latest list available on request.
System requirements N/A

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Yes, Mon- Fri only
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support package will be dependent on the user requirements and will use the standard rate card
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started User documentation and online training is available. Onsite consultancy can be provided in accordance with the rate card.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction All data can be extracted vis the web browser or api
End-of-contract process Service is closed down with secure deletion of data

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Service interface No
What users can and can't do using the API Export and import data to and from other systems using a REST API
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats HTML
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available No


Independence of resources Resources use a public cloud, are specific to each customer and are scalable


Service usage metrics No


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Data is exported via the web browser in CSV or .xls formats . Alternatively it can be exported via a REST API.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats XML
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats XML

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability N/A
Approach to resilience Available on request
Outage reporting Email alerts

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Username and password
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 Bureau Veritas
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 01/01/2015
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Non-cloud based services
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications OMG CISQ

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Managed by the technical director who reports to the CEO

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Any modifications required (addition, modification, removal of components and/or services access), and which will have an impact on the operations, on the business, on the security or on the procedures is considered as a change and must follow procedures detailed in CAST Change Management policy.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Vulnerabilities are tracked and dealt with under several IT-ISMS procedures and policies - Incident and Non-Conformity Management Policy, Information Security Policy, Software Development Life cycle Policy. These are available on request.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Hardware and software systems log security events: Connections, Failed connections, attempts to access unauthorised data. These events are monitored by the IT team. Admin access to the systems is limited to identified members of the IT team through using non generic admin accounts. All access is logged and reviewed.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Incidents are tracked and dealt with under the IT-ISMS policies - Incident and Non-Conformity Management Policy and Information Security Policy. These are available on request.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £20000 to £90000 per unit per year
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial 30 day access for up to 5 applications
Link to free trial

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document odt document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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