Static Application Security Testing (SAST), also known as white-box testing, has proven to be one of the most effective ways to eliminate software flaws.
No matter how much effort went into architecture and design, applications can still experience vulnerabilities. Static Application Security Testing (SAST) examines the “blueprint” of your application, without executing the code. SAST solutions create a meticulous model that shows how the application interacts with users and other data and identifies critical vulnerabilities quickly and with the help of automation.
The technology works to detect flaws such as SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgery early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Finding these vulnerabilities in the early stages of the SDLC can help save major time, remediation effort and expense.
Because it analyzes the entire codebase, Static Application Security Testing is a comprehensive solution for helping secure applications from the root up. Organizations in industries requiring compliance, including regulations and standards such as PCI, MITRE and HIPAA, go to great lengths to ensure the business is up to code. But as the reality has emerged that the application layer has become the primary attack zone in data breaches, application security, and SAST in particular is widely recognized as an essential method in achieving compliance.
Source Code Analysis scans un-compiled code, enabling auditors and developers to receive immediate, accurate feedback on their code. Other methods of Application Security Testing, including Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) do not adequately identify crucial problems within the application layer, nor do they indicate how or where to fix them.
By exposing the application’s code properties and code flows, Source Code Analysis offers comprehensive insight into vulnerable patterns and coding flaws. The ability to remediate issues as they arise makes source code analysis ideal for integration within the SDLC.
It is the only security testing method designed to detect security vulnerabilities and gaps at the development stage, which allows them to be corrected before the system is implemented.
ResoluteGuard’s static analysis solution is used to identify hundreds of security vulnerabilities in custom code. It is used by development, DevOps, and security teams to scan source code early in the SDLC, identify vulnerabilities and provide actionable insights to remediate them. It supports over 25 coding and scripting languages and their frameworks with zero configuration to scan any language.