Since DAST tools perform black box testing, there is no easy way to trace a vulnerability back to its source. Addressing issues found by DAST requires extra cycles to validate findings and locate the vulnerability in the code. DAST also produces a higher rate of noise in general. Seeker, on the other hand, can provide more accurate results with fewer false positives because when it finds a vulnerability, its patented active verification engine automatically replays and retests the finding in real time to ensure it’s real and exploitable.
DAST is not ideal for highly iterative, CI/CD environments, as a single test can take days to complete. But with Seeker, you get real-time results immediately—within the same second. Seeker can also correlate the entry point (target URL) with the code location, speeding up remediation time (unlike DAST, where such info not available).
In addition, Seeker’s integration with Black Duck Binary Analysis and eLearning provides DevOps and security teams insights into not just their own custom code and components but third-party and open source components as well. Its integration with Synopsys eLearning further provides remediation guidance and tips that allow teams to remediate and fix issues on the go.