Having a Working Understanding of SAST (Static Application Security Testing): Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Dr. Satpal Singh


The Static Application Security Testing (SAST) technique is used to examine the source code, byte code, assembly code, etc. to look for vulnerabilities that could endanger the security of the software that is currently being developed. IT is one of the automation testing methods that examines code flaws without actually running the test code. It is a type of white box testing technique that is carried out prior to code compilation. This is advantageous because all bugs found during testing can be fixed before the code is compiled, saving time and resources.

It functions as a tool that is used throughout the software development life cycle with the goal of finding bugs while the software is being developed in the development environment. It is well-liked by programmers because it enables programmers to find almost all significant vulnerabilities by examining their own code before it is compiled. By doing this, the developers will be able to fix any bugs and improve the code's effectiveness to guard against vulnerabilities. The benefits and drawbacks of the SAST technique, as well as its working mechanism, will all be covered in the paper.