Are SAST Tools Glorified Grep?

Even with a strong architecture and design, application code can still harbor vulnerabilities. Developers can make unintentional mistakes. Teams can also take shortcuts to achieve milestones or enhanced functionalities. Static application security testing (SAST) is a form of white box testing that discovers such vulnerabilities in an application’s code. Utilizing SAST tools to identify bugs early in the development life cycle reduces the time and cost of remediation. This resource takes a deeper look into the common question of whether SAST tools include grep functionality—and in some ways they do.

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  • Envision the strengths and weaknesses of SAST tools.
  • Visualize where SAST fits into the software development process.
  • Clarify the different types of SAST tool analyzers and how to lay the foundations for success.