Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing

Published: 22 September 2014

ID: G00262732

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Joseph Feiman


Application security testing is crucial for information security professionals to identify application layer vulnerabilities as attackers move to target applications and their data. We compare 17 application security testing solution providers against eight critical capabilities in seven use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Acunetix
    • Appthority
    • Checkmarx
    • Contrast Security
    • HP
    • IBM
    • N-Stalker
    • NT OBJECTives
    • PortSwigger
    • Pradeo
    • Qualys
    • Quotium
    • Trend Micro
    • Trustwave
    • Veracode
    • Virtual Forge
    • WhiteHat Security
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Dynamic Analysis Product
    • Dynamic Analysis as a Service
    • Static Analysis Product
    • Static Analysis as a Service
    • Mobile AST and Behavioral Analysis
    • Enterprise Management/Integration
    • Interactive AST Capabilities
    • Stand-Alone Web Security Tester
  • Use Cases
    • Blended Enterprise
    • Enterprise AST Using Its Own Tools
    • Enterprise AST Consumed as a Service
    • Manual Web Penetration Testing
    • Enterprise Web Application Security Testing
    • Testing Source Code, Bytecode or Binaries
    • Testing Mobile Applications: Front and Back End

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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