Application Security Testing (AST)
Application Security Testing (AST) is the process of making applications more resistant to security threats, by identifying security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in source code. AST started as a manual process. Today, due to the growing modularity of enterprise software, the huge number of open source components, and the large number of known vulnerabilities and threat vectors, AST must be automated. Most organizations use a combination of several application security tools.
Types of Application Security Testing