Examples of SAST Tools for App Security
Looking for the best SAST tools for your software product? We’ve listed 3 SAST tools worth consideration. Check them out!
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These are the tools used for Static Application Security Testing (SAST). SAST tools scan your app’s code and notify you about any vulnerabilities such as SQL injections, outdated algorithms, or strings with possible passwords.
Here are 3 examples of SAST tools that are worth consideration. They offer free trials so you can check them easily and verify their potential on your own.
- Paid SAST tool, but also has a free version for ~100 scans a month.
- Snyk is a powerful tool that can be used as a plugin for your favorite IDE for local development.
- Scans code security, gives the severity of issues and suggests fixes.
- Also scans dependencies and gives an advisor score for the package.
- The easy onboarding process, with the ability to scan your CI/CD and add new team members to your project.
- Another paid SAST tool that is available as SaaS for free for teams of up to 20 persons.
- Onboarding is easy and has the option to use the scanner with CI/CD pipeline and use the Web dashboard.
- Semgrep can also be used as an Open Source tool without limits and has a built-in GitLab Security Scanner.
- It is available as a free and paid version, with Sonarlint being the free IDE extension for analyzing projects.
- The rules set is quite limited without a local SonarQube server or SonarQube cloud.
- To enjoy free linting with extended rules set, download the SonarQube Community Edition and run a server locally.
- Configuring the server can be more cumbersome than Snyk, but there is no limit to the number of scans.
- Can be configured for your team and used for managing issues together.
For security purposes, it is suggested to use Snyk for local development, Semgrep for CI/CD if your team is small, and SonarQube for CI/CD scans as a self-hosted Community Edition if your team is bigger.