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SAST stands for Static Application Security Testing. It is a type of security test that analyzes the source code of an application to identify potential security vulnerabilities. SAST tools can analyze code for common security flaws such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting. The main advantage of SAST is that it can identify security vulnerabilities early in the development process, allowing developers to fix them before deploying the application. However, SAST has some limitations, such as the inability to identify certain types of security vulnerabilities, such as those that require runtime data.