Static Analysis Tools And Platforms

Veracode is a modular, cloud-based solution for application security, combining five different types of security analysis in a single platform; dynamic analysis (DAST), interactive analysis (IAST), static analysis (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA), and penetration testing. Each of these analysis types has its own strengths. Static analysis in particular is a great way to uncover security flaws in the code of your application before deployment, reducing your risk and cost of remediation.

What Is Static Application Security Testing (SAST)?

Static application security analysis looks for security flaws and vulnerabilities in the code of an application without executing it. Veracode's static analysis service does not always require source code for compiled languages. Rather, it scans the compiled code ("binaries" or "bytecode”) of an application, allowing developers unparalleled insights into the security of their application's code.

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Benefits of Static Application Security Testing

Static security analysis provides developers with a number of benefits:

  • Can be easily automated.
  • Provides specific detail about the location of vulnerabilities in an application's code, making them easier to remedy.
  • High-confidence detection of flaws that cannot be found in dynamic analysis, as SAST looks for security issues with an inside-out approach before the application is complete.
  • Can analyze an entire application rapidly and accurately.

For best results, however, SAST should be used in conjunction with DAST and other security measures as it cannot discover some types of flaw. Learn more about Veracode's static analysis tool and how it integrates with Veracode's other analysis tools into the application development process.

Static Code Analysis Tools Deliver Software Security

The 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that over 80% of data breaches from attacks were targeted at web applications, rather than network infrastructure or other vectors. Other technical reports agree that as the digital ecosystem continues to grow at a rapid pace, application security will become more important than ever before.

As a result, developers and organizations need to build security into every step of the development pipeline. Static security analysis is especially important as it can detect vulnerabilities before they ever make it into a finished application, helping keep your critical data safe.

Rather than manually reviewing code, developers today can take advantage of static analysis tools. These tools are significantly more efficient than manual testing due to their automation and integration into the development process.

Introducing the Veracode Static Analysis Tool

Veracode's cloud-based automated static analysis tool is among the industry's most comprehensive, offering scalable, modular security testing without the need for capital expense or extensive developer training.

Supported Languages and Platforms

Veracode Static Analysis supports all widely used languages for desktop, web and mobile applications. This makes Veracode a great choice of static analysis tool for C/C++, Java, C#, .NET, and many other languages.

Below are some of the popular languages we support:

  • Android: C, C++, Java, and Kotlin
  • iOS: Objective-C and Swift
  • Java, including Java SE, EE, and JSP
  • .NET, including C#, ASP.NET, and VB.net
  • Web platforms: JavaScript, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, ASP, and more
  • C and C++
  • Legacy business languages such as COBOL, Visual Basic 6 and RPG

Innovative Static Application Security Testing with Veracode

Unlike some tools that rely only on source code access, Veracode can assess binary code. This allows developers to scan for vulnerabilities in third-party integrations to which they may not have source code access. In fact, Veracode's static analysis test is so comprehensive that it tests 100% of your application's code.

Unlike some tools, Veracode doesn't require tuning before it can deliver accurate results. Veracode's cloud-based engine delivers results with a false positive rate of less than 1.1% and can be seamlessly integrated with developer tools, such as IDEs, ticketing and bug tracking systems, CI/CD systems, and also complete APIs to create custom integrations.

Ease of Access

Veracode was founded by application security experts on the principle of helping organizations develop secure applications.

At the core of our philosophy is the idea of lowering barriers to application security without sacrificing effectiveness and efficiency. That's why Veracode uses a powerful cloud platform, integrating static application security analysis, dynamic application security analysis, security control assessment and manual penetration testing in a single comprehensive application security suite.

Fast, Automated, and Thorough

Veracode's static analysis tool delivers automated on-demand assessment of your application's code base.

Simply submit your code to our online platform, and you will receive a remediation plan with detailed results of vulnerabilities and flaws within your application or within third-party code it contains. By using the Veracode solution platform, developers can get results with a median scan time of 90 seconds with Pipeline Scan integrated into the build stage of development.

With its ability to offer results in such a short time and the detailed guidance it offers, Veracode also serves as a valuable training tool to developers new to application security.

Learn More About Veracode

Veracode provides application developers with robust, cloud-based security analysis tools that can be integrated into the application development process. Our results are accurate and reliable and supported by the Veracode Community and our expert support team. Schedule a demo of our powerful Veracode solution platform today or contact us to learn more about what we can do for your developers.

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