Static Code Analysis

Code Review to Find Vulnerabilities and Verify Controls

What is Static Code Analysis? 

Static code analysis, or code review, is the automated or manual inspection of code in order to find vulnerabilities or errors, and to verify the implementation of security controls. 

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A Requirement That’s Worth Doing Right

The quality of your software is in its code. 

Static code analysis, performed by best-in-the-industry tools and augmented with manual inspection by experts, can help you to produce higher-quality products, with fewer issues, that fulfill your compliance requirements. 

While it may not detect every bug, neither can dynamic testing such as vulnerability assessments. So code analysis is a critical weapon in the battle for software quality. This important part of the secure coding is required by almost all security standards such as PCI DSS and SOC2, recommended by OWASP and should be performed with every new release of your product. 

Static (Code) Analysis Versus Dynamic Analysis

Static (code) analysis examines your source code or binary code for vulnerabilities, without actually executing the program. Dynamic analysis, on the other hand, includes penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and other such tests that require the software to be run to observe how the code actually behaves at run-time.

The Truvantis® Advantage

Our team does more than just run tools. We are deep geeks that can see past regulatory checkboxes to create real-world security solutions that help you achieve your business goals. The Truvantis team excels at customizing security solutions and forging paths to compliance that make sense for you, not just a standardized form.

Static Code Analysis is Better with Human Input

Even the best static code analysis tools produce results that need manual verification by a human auditor to rule out false positives. Unfortunately, false positives are fairly common, as tools cannot be fully aware of the context in which the code will ultimately execute. Many tools also find it difficult to analyze code that cannot be compiled, so skill is required to make a build that the tool can consume.

The only reliable approach to static code analysis takes a "hybrid approach" — review of the code by automated tools, then a review of the potential vulnerabilities that the tools found, by human experts.

Our Approach to Your Static Code Analysis

Static code analysis is a scalable part of a code review or white box testing process that looks similar, no matter the size and scope of the project. It can be performed on binary or source code and take place onsite, remotely, or in the cloud.

Our team will integrate with your DevOps toolchain on your behalf and make the process simple. By partnering with Truvantis for your static code analysis, you won’t need to compare scanning tools, disrupt your operations or sacrifice your internal manpower.

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Kickoff

Our team will meet with yours to review the nature of your code, how we’ll access it, and anything else we need to begin. Then, we’ll prepare for your code review by studying your software and getting it built in a way that best suits the tools to be used.

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Analysis

Our hybrid analysis of your binary or source code begins with best-in-class code-checking tools. Then, your results are scrutinized by experienced staff, to rule out any potential false positives or negatives and verify 100% accuracy.

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Report Our Findings

Our analysis is concluded with a detailed report explaining what we found referencing the CWE, where we found it, why it matters, and how you can fix the issue.

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Your Static Code Analysis with Truvantis

Find vulnerabilities and coding errors before they are released into the real world with help from the professional analysts of Truvantis. When you go beyond plug and play software, you can expect more.

Our team doesn’t just run tools and file a report. We’re deep geeks that can understand your stack and help you make the best decisions to protect your data and safeguard your products for the commercial market.