There are many factors to consider when selecting IAST tools—and a handful of vendors to choose from. No matter which IAST solution your organization chooses, there are several minimum requirements to look for.
Updated security dashboards for standards compliance
Whether you’re beholden to PCI DSS, OWASP Top 10, GDPR, SANS/CWE, or other sets of compliance standards, your organization needs insight into security risks, trends, and coverage—as well as security compliance for running web applications and services, including proprietary code and open source components.
Fast, accurate, and comprehensive results—out of the box
Low false-positive rates mean you spend less time finding and remediating vulnerabilities. Your IAST tool should offer out-of-thebox functionality so you don’t waste time configuring and tuning tools to meet your requirements.
Real-time identification and reporting of vulnerabilities
Your IAST solution should automatically verify detect vulnerabilities and instantly prioritize vulnerabilities by severity levels so developers and AppSec teams can focus their time and resources on critical vulnerabilities that matter most to them.
Organizations that need to achieve compliance with key industry security standards such as PCI DSS or GDPR need an IAST tool that lets them define the type of sensitive data they wish to automatically track and secure in their apps.
Ease of deployment in existing SDLC, agile, and DevOps workflows
Web application and DevOps teams rely on agile development and automation. Choose application security tools that seamlessly integrate with standard CI, test, and QA tools.
Enterprise-grade SCA binary analysis integration
Open source and third-party components, libraries, and frameworks are increasingly prevalent in web applications. Your IAST tool must provide visibility into open source security vulnerabilities and license types, as well as assurance that you’re compliant with license requirements.
Detailed security guidance and remediation advice
An IAST solution should provide developers with detailed and contextual information about vulnerabilities, where they are located in their code, and how to remediate them.
Optimal support for modern technologies
More and more organizations are using APIs, microservices and serverless architecture to achieve speed of business innovation. An IAST tool should help teams detect and trace data flows and any tainted data used.