SAST vs WAF Apr 11, 2016 by Dina Shkolnik 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. Additional Reading: SAST vs WAF Comparison – Click Here Continue to SAST vs DAST on AppSec Beginners Guide.