SAST vs Penetration Testing


  • Better ROI since Penetration Testing can’t work till the app is up and running.
  • Has a higher detection rate. Pen Testing needs many cycles.
  • Offers faster scan results and non-dependent on the human factor.
  • Requires less manpower and resources to analyze results.
  • Doubles as a QA solution and locates dead code / logic errors.

Why Pen Testing?

  • Might have lesser False Positives (FP) since it mimics real-time scenarios.
  • Can be outsourced to external companies as per the requirements.

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