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Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

Static application security testing (SAST; aka white box testing) is a methodology that analyzes source code, byte code, and binaries for security vulnerabilities. It does this by identifying coding and design conditions that might be a security risk. SAST tools analyze applications before developers compile code, resolving any security-related issues before the next testing stage. These tools can even analyze code in non-working applications.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

SAST tools discover security vulnerabilities in applications during the earliest stages of development, allowing developers to modify code and binaries. Some SAST tools pinpoint the exact location of security flaws in applications by identifying problematic code, providing SMBs with a valuable resource for testing and deployment.

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