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CAST Highlight tops user satisfaction in G2's SBOM software rankings
Thu, 4th Apr 2024

CAST Highlight, a cloud-based solution to streamline SBOM (Software Bill of Materials) management, has topped the charts in G2's latest rankings for user satisfaction in the newly minted SBOM category. Recognised by businesses as the software review platform, G2 scores software products based on user reviews and data from the digital world, enabling a nuanced comparison of different software solutions for potential buyers.

The SBOM category records a burgeoning need for precise, efficient SBOM management tools in major industries, including for software-emphasised device manufacturers, software vendors, and system integrators. The emergence of the need for more business-minded management of SBOMs has been influenced by federal agencies, governments and commercial organisations who require accurate SBOMs from their software suppliers. In order to be included in this competitive category, a product must offer automatic generation of SBOMs in standardised formats such as SPDX and CycloneDX, continuous monitoring and updating of SBOMs, alerting users to non-compliant elements in their software supply chain, making room for users to annotate SBOMs and ensuring compliance with government regulations.

CAST Highlight has outshone its competitors with a commendable satisfaction score of 4.5 out of 5, leading a group of 21 SBOM products. The product's recognition comes quickly after it was classified as a Leader in multiple categories in the winter 2024 G2 reports.

Against this backdrop, CAST Highlight Vice President, Greg Rivera, stated: "This new G2 ranking is another proof point that we are meeting and exceeding the exacting requirements of software suppliers and embedded software providers looking to dramatically simplify their SBOM creation and management process." He added that the ranking attests to their persistent focus on the diverse interests of stakeholders ranging from product owners and product release managers to line of business executives.

CAST Highlight integrates expertise in rapid analytics with ease of accessibility on a cloud-based platform. It caters to software portfolios of all sizes, assessing key areas such as software composition, cloud maturity, resilience, agility, green impact, technical debt and potential intellectual property risks and security exposures. Offering immediate insights and valuable recommendations, the product operates as an automated control tower for businesses, aiding CIOs, IT, and business executives to track key initiatives, improve cloud-based application optimisation, effectively manage open-source risks and the technical debt, whilst also contributing to environmental sustainability through greener, more resource-efficient software.