Open source is everywhere. On average, an application uses more than 200 open source components. While it helps developers implement features faster, companies need to keep control of these third-party components by continuously identifying, measuring and qualifying them. CAST Highlight allows your IT team to take control of your third-party components and open source software to mitigate license and security risks automatically, easily, and quickly.
You’ve heard all the horror stories – vulnerabilities in open source components have caused private data breaches of millions of people. Statistically, you were probably one of them. The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) currently tracks over 100,000 known vulnerabilities in open source components.
CAST Highlight helps you identify and manage these vulnerabilities by:
With the use of open source software, there is an increased need to manage the licensing related open source components. If licensing isn’t managed properly, companies can be sued for mis-use, incurring heavy penalties and fines. So why then, don’t more businesses have a policy for open source software license use, compliance, or management? The short answer is that many don’t know the dangers of using not having a solution in place.
CAST Highlight helps you catalogue and manage open source licenses by:
Using one of the largest open source databases on the planet, Highlight uses machine learning algorithms to find any/all licensing that governs the use of your open source components. Many open source components were built using other open source components – if you don’t identify all of the licensing from its inception, you’re at risk of thinking you’re compliant when you’re not.
For both functional and security reasons, it’s important that your third-party components are always up to date. Using outdated components not only increases your risk to known vulnerabilities, it means you’re not taking advantage of the latest component upgrades. It also means you may be using components that aren’t supported by the community anymore.
CAST Highlight helps you manage your component versions/upgrades by:
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