Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)

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What is Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) Software?

DAST stands for Dynamic Application Security Testing.

DAST as a Web-Application testing tool provides you with a clear view of the security quality of new code as it is created. Just as a car beeps at you to let you know if you’ve left your headlights on, the Dynamic Application Security Testing software will alert you to the possibility you may have created a vulnerability in your network.

What are the benefits of DAST?

Identifying security issues as quickly as possible can help to ensure your team meet delivery deadlines – if you are only spotting vulnerabilities at the end of a sprint, the time to address such issues can delay other business activities depending on the severity of the issue.

 

Alternatively, code changes are pushed to production and your vulnerabilities become live exploits with fixes planned for future sprints.

Both of those strategies have obvious downsides which can be avoided through use of a DAST software.

 

A DAST Solution lets you automate and scale your security testing at the speed of DevOps whilst an application is running.


Usually, when testing the security of applications you can either do so automatically or manually. If you opt for automatic testing, rather than manual, then you’re looking for a DAST solution.

The DAST solutions we offer are easy-to-use and easy-to-install, with no costly integrations or complex configuration processes. Contact us now to ask for more information and an obligation-free demo.

 

Why Use Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) Software?

We live in a fast-paced world, so our security solutions must adapt to the increasingly fast rate of change taking place in our businesses. By using Dynamic Application Security Testing you can make sure that the vulnerabilities opened up by the DevOps team are plugged as soon as they appear. This means that both the DevOps team and the Security Team can move faster and achieve deadlines.

 

Web-Application attacks are perhaps not as high profile as other types of cyberattacks, such as Phishing or Ransomware, but they are still a significant threat to businesses. These types of attacks include things such as SQL injection (SQLi) whereby an attacker inserts SQL code into a database query in order to gain total control of a company’s Web-Application database.

 

Another example is cross-site scripting (XSS) whereby code is injected into a Web-Application to steal cookie data, user information or other sensitive materials, often leaving both the company and its users completely oblivious that an attack had even taken place.

 

Content Management Systems and e-commerce platforms are favoured targets for hackers, as it may take some time before these attacks are discovered, which means that Hackers often repeatedly target the same businesses over and over again until the vulnerabilities are closed. In the meantime, Hackers then gain access to sensitive data, and in the worst cases, this can include Client data such as Credit Card numbers or Personal Identifiable Information.

 

DAST Tools continually search for these and other vulnerabilities during the production process of the Web-Application and once discovered show the DevOps team how these vulnerabilities could be exploited in a real-world attack so that they can be addressed earlier in the SDLC and therefore improve the speed and security of projects.

 

The solutions we provide a claim that there are no false positives due to their unique methodology meaning that you can spend more energy remediating errors than searching for Ghosts in the Machine, allowing you to remediate and release more quickly.

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