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What Is SAST?

SAST (static application security testing) analyzes the source code of an application to identify security vulnerabilities.

Related terms: coding standards, DAST, flow analysis, security testing, static analysis 

SAST: Examples in Context

A code review process includes SAST tools that scan source code for vulnerabilities and provide developers with security recommendations.

A financial institution uses SAST to identify and address security weaknesses in its banking software during development.