in Android App Development, Android Security

Devknox – Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)

What is DAST?

A Dynamic application security testing (DAST) analysis is generally specifically designed to detect conditions indicative of a security vulnerability in an application while in its running state. One of the most common and classic methods of hacking used by hackers is the Man in the middle attack (MITM).

The Devknox DAST is a fully automated simulation of real-time interactions between users (you or your team) and our physical Android and iOS devices accessed by you via our cloud-based infrastructure. Our system analyzes, detects and catches loopholes that are threatening in nature and helps businesses plug and secure them from runtime attacks, like MITM.


Difference between SAST & DAST

Unlike the SAST Analysis, Devknox DAST works by running your uploaded application binary on our cloud-hosted devices. Your app is simply uploaded and put in a test environment where actual attacks are carried out during this simulation to detect advanced vulnerabilities.

The Devknox DAST runs on the same platform as the Devknox SAST, giving you the option to scan your app individually or together by both analyses, for an integrated view of all threats detected.

Faster, Better!

We’ve also implemented a state of the art device farm consisting of multiple Android and iOS devices  which give you more stability, faster scans and a boost to your overall testing experience.

How Devknox DAST works?

  1. After you initiate a dynamic scan on your dashboard, your app is installed onto one of our devices.
  2. Your team acts as a user and performs actions like a user would. Our system simultaneously performs several attacks while your app is interacting with our device. 
  3. Generate a detailed report from the Devknox dashboard and set up a call to fix vulnerabilities detected (optional).

A combination of SAST and DAST are ideal for your app’s maximum security. Just in case you missed out on how SAST helps you secure your app, click on the link below to learn more.

Learn more about SAST > > > > >