Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00259569

Analyst(s): Joseph Feiman


Global-scale scandals around critical applications' breaches highlighted the need for effective detection and protection of exploitable application security vulnerabilities. Application security markets further evolve to secure Web, cloud and mobile applications.

Table Of Contents


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

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