Application security testing is the process of detecting, repairing, and improving security practices to protect applications from threats throughout their entire lifecycle. Application security can assist organizations in defending all types of applications such as legacy, desktop, web, mobile.
Application security can be broadly classified into two
Static application security testing (SAST), also known as static analysis, is a methodology that analyses source code. It identifies security flaws that make applications vulnerable to attack. SAST inspects an application before the compilation. It’s also referred to as white box testing. The advantages and disadvantages of Static Application Security Testing (SAST) are listed below.
DAST simulates controlled attacks on a web application or service to detect security flaws in a running environment. It evaluates items during operation and provides feedback on compliance and general security issues. DAST is also referred to as “black-box” tools. These tools are utilized in the SDLC testing and quality assurance phases.