Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2013

Published: 25 July 2013

ID: G00252739

Analyst(s): Joseph Feiman


The surface of attacks targeting applications and data has expanded from Web into mobile and cloud systems. Rapid adoption of detection and protection concepts and technologies is critical for all enterprises.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Mobile Fraud Detection
    • Runtime Application Self-Protection
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Privacy Management Tools
    • DevOpsSec
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • Application Shielding
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Interoperable Storage Encryption
    • Mobile Application Security Testing
    • Security Intelligence
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application Security Professional Services
    • Identity Analytics and Intelligence
    • Context-Aware Security
    • Software Composition Analysis
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application-to-Application Password Management Tools
    • Application Security as a Service
    • Fraud Detection
    • Tokenization
    • Database Audit and Protection
    • Application Control
    • Static Application Security Testing
    • Application Obfuscation
    • Static Data Masking
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • SIEM
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Data Protection
    • Web Services Security Gateway
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing
    • ERP SOD Controls
    • Web Access Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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