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Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

Static application security testing (SAST) is a testing methodology that analyzes source codes to detect security vulnerabilities that put an organization at risk. SAST run a test on codes before compilation to analyze their susceptibility. Generally, any source analysis type can be considered static testing. static application security testings doesn’t need a running application and can perform the study before the codes are compiled; it can be regarded as one of the early stages of security management tools. It helps the developers to identify the susceptibilities in the initial stages and quickly resolve the issues before the application reaches the release stage.

STATS gives the developers the advantage of real-time feedback as they progress with their coding and help them to fix the issue before they pass to the next step. Some tools direct the developers precisely to the location where the vulnerability was detected and highlight the risky code. Some even provide suggestions and guidelines on resolving the issue, so even not high-level expertise can make the required changes. 

Developers can also define a customized report format to export the reports offline and track the issues using the dashboards. It is essential to remember that static application security testing tools should run on the application regularly, especially when any new code is checked in or during the compiling.

There are six steps for a static application security testing tool to be efficient in an organization with a high number of application buildings in different languages and platforms. 

The first step is to decide on a tool that can review the codes in the programming languages that your company uses. After deciding on the tool, the next step is to enquire about the licensing requirement and set the access configurations. This step needs particular resources, servers, and databases before the tools can be deployed.

Once the tool is ready and deployed on your applications, you need to set the priority on your application. It means you need to define which application has a higher risk and needs to be scanned first, although all your applications need to be examined regularly. The report from each scan needs to be analyzed by a person trained to analyze the table to identify false positive or negative reports. Once the final set of issues is set, the report will be submitted to the deployment team to act on the issues. 

Finally, you should ensure that the static application security testing is incorporated into your application development process.


Did you know most security breaches happen at the application layer? 4 out of 5 web applications have a critical or high-severity security issue. And it can all be avoided with static application security testing technologies.

These solutions have a centralized software security management repository that provides visibility to your organization’s entire application security program. This helps users review, audit, prioritize, and manage remediation efforts in real-time.

The SCA static application security testing solutions can detect unique categories of vulnerabilities across different programming languages and spans across diverse APIs. This is highly resourceful in finding more code-related issues early in development.

Furthermore, these solutions scan results in real-time with access to recommendations, line-of-code navigation to find issues faster, and collaborative auditing. This helps fix issues more efficiently while reducing development time and costs generally involved in the lifecycle of an application.


Source codes can run over thousands of lines of code. Developers tend to borrow code from others without checking for security flaws. This causes security vulnerabilities in your applications, encouraging hackers to do maximum damage with less effort. iValue addresses this disconnect between application developers and IT security teams.

While your IT infrastructure may withstand threats and attacks – known and unknown – application-level components across your IT infrastructure built by developers may not be so secure, thus putting your entire network at risk.

Our solutions help your developers scan source code early and more often. We can correlate and prioritize the results by pinpointing the root cause of any security vulnerability down to the line of code. This helps accelerate development and shorten scan times.

We offer static application security testing solutions to support various development environments, languages, platforms, and frameworks. We enable security reviews in mixed development and production environments.

Let us help you build and use applications that deliver the features you want and meet your expectations without compromising the security of your applications or your IT structure.

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