The primary advantage lies in the unparalleled operational efficiency provided to application and product security teams. They can now discard, on average, 89% of "noisy unused" packages and concentrate on those genuinely posing a risk to the company. This substantial reduction is crucial in preventing the analysis-paralysis syndrome often observed in modern AppSec teams
From an attacker's perspective, it's not just about whether the application code utilizes a vulnerable package—it's about external reachability. Backslash examines the complete attack paths, ensuring a thorough analysis of vulnerabilities accessible from the internet or local network. Then, those vulnerabilities are prioritized to ensure you're addressing issues attackers can exploit.
Unlike SCA tools that prioritize reporting over accuracy, Backslash ensures precision. Traditional tools might overwhelm you with results, but our reachability analysis identifies vulnerabilities actively utilized by your applications, delivering accurate and actionable information.
While some tools only analyze 'direct packages,' accounting for just 11% of total packages, Backslash covers both direct and transitive packages.These are dependencies that third-party libraries bring along, potentially introducing vulnerabilities of their own.This extensive coverage ensures you don't miss critical vulnerabilities.
Backslash stands out by not requiring any code changes for instrumentation, build pipeline integration, or the addition of agents at runtime. This makes it the ideal solution for both security and development teams, promoting a hassle-free user experience that you can get started with in hours instead of days or months.
Our deep technology, rooted in a proprietary SAST engine, enables static analysis of both direct and transitive package code. This allows us to determine whether the application code calls them in a direct or indirect manner, offering unparalleled accuracy in vulnerability detection.