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SAST vs WAF

Why SAST?

  • Cost of Ownership. Requires fewer resources and manpower/staff.
  • Offers better ROI since vulnerabilities are detected early.
  • Even False Positives (FP) don’t affect application performance.
  • Implementation is not limited to web applications.
  • Helps educate developers and promotes secure coding practices.

 

Why WAF?

  • Blocks attacks in real-time and stops data leakage.
  • Some WAF solutions enable automated temporary patching.

 

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