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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Dynamic Application Security Testing


Dynamic application security testing (DAST) solutions should be considered mandatory to test all Web-enabled enterprise applications, as well as packaged and cloud-based application providers. The market is maturing, with a large number of established providers of products and services.

Published: 27 December 2011

ID: G00225672

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Joseph Feiman

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Acunetix
    • Cenzic
    • Codenomicon
    • HP
    • IBM
    • Mavituna Security
    • Mu Dynamics
    • nCircle
    • NT OBJECTives
    • Parasoft
    • PortSwigger
    • Qualys
    • Quotium Technologies
    • Veracode
    • WhiteHat Security
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Excluded
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Expansion of Dynamic Testing as a Service
  • The Importance of Testing RIA and HTML5
  • The Importance of Testing Mobile, Cloud and Web Services Applications
  • SLC Integration and Alternative Interfaces for Developers
  • Delivering Against the Vision of ESI

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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