Static Application Security Testing

Add-On (QA)

Thorough code inspection is essential for designing secure software products. While your development team may not have time to comb through every line of code, Kiuwan does. For 20 years, it has been the choice of developers to scan code automatically and remediate defects according to security standards like OWASP, CWE, SANS, and CERT.

Add-On (QA)

Benefits of Kiuwan SAST

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Rapid Results

Identify and remediate security vulnerabilities quickly.

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Valuable Insights

Use data to identify security risks and create action plans.

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Customizable Setup

Customize rules according to your goals and priorities.

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Full Coverage

Use add-ons to manage QA and governance.

What Is SAST?

Static application security testing (SAST) scans for security flaws in the source code without running the program. It is a white-box testing method that is the counterpart to dynamic application software testing (DAST), which tests web applications for run-time vulnerabilities. SAST testing tools reveal vulnerabilities like SQL injections before the QA phase, which allows developers to shift left in the software development lifecycle and minimize the attack surface area to prevent a costly data breach.

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Kiuwan’s SAST Tools

Our code vulnerability scanning tools create an all-encompassing process that begins in the early stages of development and continues into production. Kiuwan’s static application security testing software fits perfectly into any DevOps environment. It uses a distributed engine and fast analysis to silently add security without causing a bottleneck in your workflows. Instead, Kiuwan seamlessly integrates with your favorite build systems, bug-tracking tools, and repositories. It also allows you to remove security silos that were creating unnecessary barriers.

Kiuwan supports more than 30 major programming languages and frameworks, and our static application security testing tools identify all of the most common software vulnerabilities. Developers using Kiuwan’s SAST tools are alerted to vulnerabilities the second they are introduced into the code. It not only allows them to catch security issues before they go too far, but it also helps them learn coding best practices with contextual remediation advice.

Kiuwan also offers a wealth of resources to help your development team get started with our software, including webinars, ebooks, and an extensive guide. We also offer add-ons that help manage QA and governance to give you even more control and analysis of your code.

Custom Solutions for Static Application Security Testing

Kiuwan’s SAST testing software can be fully customized based on your coding practices. Developers can configure the level of criticality of their applications and simulate scenarios based on the level of effort required to improve them. Kiuwan also makes it easy to create your own rules, suppress false positives, and set up automatic action plans to remedy defects as they are discovered.

Kiuwan’s custom, easy-to-use dashboard provides a top-down view of the security issues so you can visualize and prioritize the improvements to make first. We also have tools that create a visualization of the propagation path of a vulnerability so you can see tainted data flows and find the best fix. Our software allows you to compare baseline modifications in order to detect new defects during the development process.

Kiuwan’s SAST scanning tools can operate in the cloud or on your device as a Java applet or IDE/CI plugin. You can trigger scans directly from the IDE/CI for easy integration, and upload the scan results to the cloud to promote collaboration.

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Kiuwan makes it easy to implement SAST testing into your workflows through seamless integrations. That means you can adopt a “shift left” approach by integrating code security into IDEs like Eclipse, Visual Studio, IntelliJ, and more — all while staying compliant with OWASP, NIST, and CWE standards. Kiuwan also allows you to easily manage your external software providers and internal development teams. 

Kiuwan integrates with a wide range of development tools, including:

  • Jenkins
  • Bamboo
  • Cloudbees
  • Assembla
  • IBM Bluemix DevOps Services
  • Team Foundation Server
  • JIRA
  • Bitbucket
  • GitHub
  • GitLab

Why SAST Tools Are Necessary

Implementing a comprehensive code security strategy can help reduce a product’s attack surface area, keeping potential threats at bay and mitigating the risk of a costly data breach — code security scanning tools make that happen. 

The IBM Security Report found that the average cost of a data breach reached an all-time high of $4.45 million in 2023. More than half of all the organizations surveyed said they are planning to increase their investment in security due to a security breach. The report also found that organizations that extensively use security AI and automation tools save an average of $1.76 million compared to ones that don’t.

Kiuwan’s static application security testing tools provide action plans to identify issues based on your defined rule set. They allow you to establish milestones and create a clear timeline for remediation so you can produce rock-solid code and develop more secure applications. 

Kiuwan’s SAST security tools guard against:

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Application Misconfiguration

SAST - Error Handling and Fault Isolation

Error Handling & Fault Isolation

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Code Injection

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Encryption & Randomness

SAST - Control Flow Management

Control Flow Management

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Information Leaks

Our SAST Plans

We offer two ways to buy our static application security testing tools. Our main plan offers continuous scanning with technical support, an IDE plug-in, and CI integration. It includes unlimited scanning with tier-based pricing, and it’s ideal for lifecycle management. We also offer individual scans, which are a great choice for performing security audits, and they also come with technical support.

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Why Choose Kiuwan?

We’ve been providing high-quality, comprehensive security tools for developers since 2003. Kiuwan is recognized by business software review platform G2 for strong standards in its regular evaluations. In a recent report, Kiuwan ranked in the top five for both the Relationship Index for Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Implementation Index for Static Application Security Testing (SAST), because of our software’s ease of implementation, user adoption, short go-live time, and easy setup. We were also named as a high performer with elevated user satisfaction in the Grid Report for Static Application Security Testing (SAST).

The G2 Grid rankings are based on the experiences of real people in the development community, and they reflect our 4.4 out of 5-star rating on the site. As one user said, “Kiuwan has given us more confidence in the security of our application. It is easy to use and has intuitive feedback. The support staff and onboarding process made using the software a breeze.”

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Want to see for yourself how easy it is to implement static application security testing into your development process? Request a free demo and see how easy it is scanning your code.